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Here's A Thought: Gardening, But For Busy People

 

 

No matter how much you might love your garden, the truth is that often you are just too busy to actually attend to it. This is a pretty common situation to find yourself in, and it can be frustrating when it feels as though there is no good solution. Of course, there is always going to be a solution, and as long as you are keen to think outside of the box a little you will be able to ensure that your garen is kept as perfectly as possible, even while living a busy life. In this article, we are going to look at just a few of the things you can do to ensure that you can keep your garden at its best even while leading a busy life. Don’t give up on your outside plot just yet until you have at least tried some of these tips and tricks.

 

 

Install An Automated Watering System

 

You can these days get methods for having your garden water itself, meaning that you don’t even need to be there to do so for a few weeks at a time. You could do this by getting hold of a pump, a water butt to catch rain water, and setting it up with something like a raspberry pi computer so it dispel the water as you please. You could even have it so you can control it through the internet, wherever you happen to be. Or if you want to make it even easier on yourself, then you might want to think about using a pre-built hydroponic garden system, which you can install in moments and will mean you don't need to water the garden until a few weeks has passed. Perfect for the truly busy garden-lover.

 

 

Choose Your Plants Wisely

 

As we all know, different plants have differing levels of care that they require. If you want to make it so that you don’t need to attend to your garden often, you should be sure that you are choosing plants which don’t need  great deal of care. If you have chosen items which are going to need constant watering or pruning, then obviously you haven't thought about it enough. Make sure you make these choices sensibly, as it is the number one way to ensure that you don’t need to keep going back to the garden to look after your plants.

 

 

Get Rid Of The Lawn

 

Arguably, the lawn is the number one culprit in terms of what needs looking after and how often. If you really want to minimise your time spent looking after the garden, getting rid of the lawn will drastically cut the amount that you have to be there. You can replace it with well-chosen plants, or you cold lay a patio down or even some gravel. In any case, this will ensure that you are able to keep your garden looking pretty, but without having to spend much time there.

 

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