Tips for Starting a Low Maintenance Garden for Beginners

1. Keep it simple: Start small with a few easy to care for plants and add more as you become more comfortable.

2. Choose easy to care for plants: Start with plants that are easy to take care of, such as shrubs, perennials, and houseplants.

3. Choose drought tolerant plants: Drought tolerant plants are low maintenance and require less water.

4. Use mulch: Mulching your plants helps lock in moisture and reduce weeds.

5. Water wisely: To avoid overwatering, water your plants only when they need it—usually once or twice per week.

6. Stick with perennials: Perennial plants bloom each year without needing replanting, so once you plant them you don’t need to replace them—just trim them!

7. Group plants: Grouping plants with similar water needs makes managing your garden much easier.

8. Incorporate edibles: Growing edibles like herbs and vegetables is a great way to add a dose of deliciousness to your garden.

9. Install irrigation: Installing irrigation systems like drip lines or sprinklers can help save time and effort.

10. Make it attractive: Incorporating colorful plants and attractive containers can help make your garden more attractive and inviting.