We all know it is hard work to maintain a lush green lawn and keep up with the many chores associated with it such as mowing, weeding, fertilizing, etc. While working hard to maintain our lawns and gardens, we tend to take for granted that our appliances like the lawn mower and weed eater are working efficiently and taking care of the job needed to maintain our beauty patch. Sometimes we forget that these things come hand in hand with each other to make our chores easier and save us time. Here are a few low maintenance landscaping tips to help you keep your mower running longer and take care of those pesky weeds too.
Vegetables are a great source of nutrition so they can help reduce your lawn maintenance. They have fiber, which helps keep the grass nourished. If your lawn has little space or you don’t get time to put fertilizers then consider growing more vegetables. Instead of just adding more water to the lawn when you use them, you could double the amount of water you use with the addition of two to three vegetables per yard. You could also double or triple the amount of time you want your lawn to be maintained. This will give your lawn more time to recover and you won’t need to fertilize as often.
While it may seem like vegetable gardens take forever to grow, this is simply because it takes a lot of planning and work in order to have one. If you have a large garden you may need to hire a gardener or expert who can help you design and plan your garden for its success. However, if your yard work is simple then you can go about it yourself and still maintain your yard and garden with vegetable garden mower maintenance.
If you’re not sure how much time you should devote to lawn mowing, you can determine this by estimating how much time you spend in your car. If you don’t spend a great deal of time driving then you don’t need to worry about lawn mowing maintenance. If however, you drive a lot then you might want to consider having someone do some lawn mowing on a regular basis. You can either have this done professionally or if you have a small garden then it’s easy enough to do by yourself.
When choosing a gas or electric mower, it’s important to choose one that is easy to use. You should find one that allows you to turn the mower quickly in order to cut the grass short. The easier it is to use the mower the more time you will save from having to use it. Using a gas or electric mower usually means that you will need to provide gasoline, so depending on where you live, this may not be an option.
As far as maintenance goes, mulching is usually the most expensive part of maintaining a lawn. However, it doesn’t have to be. You can easily mulch your grass when mowing, as long as you do it before you go to seed shopping. Sometimes it’s worth the extra money to have this done professionally as well. Mulching can really keep the soil moist and therefore will prevent the development of weed seeds.
Now let’s get back to the other question, “what vegetables are low maintenance?” Tomatoes are one vegetable that is very low in maintenance. While it does take some extra work cutting them, they are easy to manage and don’t require too much work when they’re in the ground. They also don’t require a whole lot of fertilizer. In fact, if you don’t have a garden, then you probably don’t need to have tomato plants either.
On the flip side, a lot of other vegetables require a lot of work in order to maintain them. A good example of this is lettuce. While it may not require a lot of work when it’s in the ground, if you have a garden or a bed of lettuce, then you will be required to fertilize it often. Some of the best, low maintenance vegetables are ones that are already in season, such as cucumbers, beets, onions, and garlic. Just make sure that you have them on your list of favorite recipes.