I love a gorgeous garden. Love it, love it, love it, love it. I like tinkering every once in a while, and I love enjoying beautiful flowers, but I DON’T love anything that REQUIRES regular maintenance. (I want my garden to feel like play, not work!). As fall settles in, I always try to reflect on what worked, what didn’t, and what I’d like to plan for next year.
Disclaimer: If you are a seasoned gardener, you will probably laugh at this post. BUT, if you’re just starting out (like me) and your thumbs are not naturally green, read on! I have some pretty cool time-saving tips & tricks for newbie gardeners!
Stop digging up your yard every season.
Pop your potted plants into a second pot that stays in the ground, then switch ‘em out every season:
It’s called the “Pot-in-Pot” or “Sunken” container method, and it’s brilliant!!
Can you imagine all of the possibilities here??
- It’ll make it SO much easier to switch out annuals.
- Finished bulbs can get moved somewhere out of the way where the greenery can continue receiving sunlight without making the main garden look unkempt.
- You’ll save space in your garden since multiple plants can rotate between the same hole!
- No more awkward bare spots left open for out-of-season plants. A landscaped look AND less time?? Yes, please!
Still wanna dig? Save time planting bulbs:
(Queue Tim the Toolman saying “More power!”). You can buy bulb augers that attach to your cordless drill. It’ll have your holes dug in no time flat!
Can’t afford a fancy irrigation system?
You can buy a timer for your hose & have an automatic sprinkler system for $25! Check out more info at Wife in Progress.
Never mulch around trees again!
Recycled rubber tree rings can protect your trees from the mower, and you could save yourself a TON of time re-mulching every season!
3 Words: Automatic Lawn Mower
These automatic lawnmowers from RoboMow and LawnBott are like Roombas for your yard. They’re pricey, but when you consider that they take care of mowing & edging all by themselves for about the same cost as a riding mower, it sounds like a worthy investment! WANT.