Creating a Low Maintenance Garden this Spring

Creating a Low Maintenance Garden this Spring

Many homeowners like to keep their gardens as low maintenance as possible.

While much of the East Coast is still pretty chilly, spring is indeed on its way. Since you’ve still got a few weeks until it’s time to start getting the planting done, now is the perfect time to come up with a plan for your spring garden. Many homeowners like to keep their gardens as low maintenance as possible. Here are some tips for creating a beautiful garden that won’t be a ton of work to care for.

Placement is Key

One of the most important parts of keeping your garden low maintenance is to put plants in the right spots. Different parts of your garden get more sun than others, more water, and  so on. Observe the light and moisture conditions in your garden. Examine the soil. Choose plants that will do well in these conditions. You can always move them around if you really need to, but some advance planning now will save you the hassle later on!

A Healthy Layer of Mulch

Mulch is the key to a low maintenance garden. There should be roughly two inches of mulch around your plants. Adding the right amount of mulch helps to prevent weed growth and keeps the soil shaded so that it can retain more water. If there is lots of rain or foot traffic in your garden, the mulch may need to be replenished in certain spots periodically.


Shrubs and hedges are great for filling in large gaps in your garden without creating more work for yourself. Many types of shrubs are low maintenance and still quite beautiful. Some examples that you can try out are:

  • Lilacs
  • Roses
  • False Cypress
  • Hydrangeas
  • Azaleas


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

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