No matter where you live, if you are considering a new landscape design for your garden, there is something that your garden will have in common with every other landscaped garden, and that is the need for it to be maintained.

Whilst landscaped gardens can invariably be a quiet oasis where you can relax wherever the desire arises, the relaxation will have to stop at some point. Maintaining your garden will have to begin whether you do this daily, once a week, twice a week, or every fortnight, and it will come down to two factors. The first is how committed you are to keeping your landscaped garden looking great, and the second will be how your garden has been designed.

For the former, there is not much we can do to influence that, as each person reading this will have their individual commitment level regarding how diligent they are in garden maintenance. However, for the latter,  we can alert you to the fact that there are several features that you can include in landscape designs that reduce the level of maintenance needed for them. Read on, and we will highlight five popular low-maintenance landscaping features.

Artificial Lawn

Whenever homeowners are asked about their landscaped gardens and what they consider their most minor maintenance activity, most replies include mowing the lawn. Given that grass mowing will occur throughout the blisteringly hot summer, it might add to those numbers.

Thankfully, there is a solution for those who see mowing the lawn as an activity they would rather avoid: installing an artificial lawn. It does not require mowing, although you should be aware that it requires some maintenance, such as brushing it to keep its surface free of debris.

Tall Grasses

For anyone who read the previous section and wants to reduce the maintenance required in their garden but also does not like the idea of using artificial grass, there is a natural solution for you. Using long grasses rather than traditional turf in your landscaped garden is the solution.

Long grasses such as silvergrass, switchgrass, and bluegrass provide an option to have grass in your landscaped garden, but they do not require mowing. In addition, the level of maintenance they need to stay healthy is minimal.

Have More Evergreens

One of the reasons gardens need so much care and maintenance is due to the life cycles of many of the plants that live in them, whereby they will thrive through the spring and summer and die off during the autumn and winter. This means more pruning and removal of dead foliage, for example.

You can significantly reduce how much of this type of maintenance you must do by making most of your plants evergreen, thus negating the previously mentioned problems created by deciduous plants.

Walkways And Paths

This next suggestion is based on the premise that the fewer natural features you have in your landscaped garden, the less maintenance you need. So, by adding walkways, including paving, to your landscape design, you have a scenario where the only maintenance required for them is to occasionally clean them and check for any damage, which should be a quick, effortless task.

The other benefit of walkways and paving is that almost all options are available as local conditions, such as the climate, do not impact what types you can use in your landscape design.


Rockeries bring excellent aesthetic value to landscaped gardens, with the options for the types of rocks you use and how you place the rocks and stones together being almost limitless. Better than that, they require next to no maintenance other than occasional washing down if any rocks get dirty or covered in dust in hot weather.