While many people pick paved designs and potted plants to create a minimalist and functional space that is still pretty for the front of the house especially true when you are a multi-car home the back of the house is often used as your sanctuary away from the world. While a well-designed front garden can add instant aesthetic appeal, for many home-owners parking space is often tight which has led to this rise in front gardens becoming a driveway.
All tradition aside, the back garden has taken over as the focal point of any outdoor space. Regardless of your needs storing bikes, housing bunnies, al fresco dining under the pergola or all of the above, the back garden is a place that is a little more private and relaxed.
In the hectic world we live in we rarely have time to ourselves, let alone to ensure the garden is ready for visitors which can add a whole host of tasks to your ever growing To Do list, week in, week out. There is a solution to quell your worries! Use fake grass instead of real not only will it cut down the upkeep cost but it will also reduce the need for mowing the lawn. Say goodbye to muddy footprints!
Is the investment worth it and can it damage the natural habitat in my garden?
In short, yes it is worth it; and no, it will not damage the nature and wildlife present in your garden.
Not only will you reduce the time spent maintaining a lawn that may or may not grow how you want it to, but you will also be reducing the use of chemicals in your garden, reducing electricity use by forgoing the lawn mower and claiming back all that time spent in the garden over the years.
Faking it will look good all year round will allow your kids to play football without dirtying up your freshly cleaned carpet and is perfectly safe around your pets.
As well as freeing up your time and money, it also makes the gardening much less of a chore. You can tend to your flowers and plants free from the worry of weeds cropping up and ruining your display.
Choose your flowers and plants carefully and you will have an entirely easy to maintain garden all year round, complete with a splash of colour and fragrant scents. These colours and deliciously floral smells will attract insects and bees, ensuring that the wildlife in your garden remains.
The addition of a water feature is another great way of attracting wildlife to your garden. Add plenty of aerating water plants and shaded areas and you will soon spot frogs enjoying your pond as well as attracting yet more insects.
A bird bath or table will attract birds, feed them during the winter and give them somewhere to wash their feathers with ease.
All things considered, your garden might just be healthier and more habitable for wildlife than ever before.
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