In this major dossier, we address the issue of garden maintenance and its landscaping. Our goal: to show you how to give a designer air to your green space while keeping it simple to maintain. We have privileged examples of gardens and easy-to-create decorative models in order to inspire you to test them yourself. !
Garden maintenance and landscaping: the types of coverings determine the look of your outdoor space
Much of the look of your landscaped garden is determined by the appearance of its siding. In fact, this element of the decor is so important that this is precisely the subject with which we must start! Natural siding and stone siding are the most popular solutions today; solutions that come in so many different options …
Easy garden maintenance: choose a type of covering according to the time you can devote to your green space
… thus, natural coverings include grass and gravel, two types of surfaces that cause different attitudes from a garden maintenance point of view: grass certainly requires regular effort (we have some tips on this subject, to be read here), unlike gravel which appeals to those who do not have much time.
Idea of landscaped garden covering simple to maintain and very aesthetic
When it comes to stone cladding, you can bet on a whole series of easy-to-maintain options: a clean look with large-format tiles or a romantic cladding version with stones adorned with small flowers, like the one in the photo above.
Landscaped garden decoration with grass and stone for a truly remarkable exterior
For a truly unique landscaped garden, take inspiration from green spaces where the grass mixes with stone coverings and adopts original shapes !
Photo of modern green space with green areas
Because, if the lawn is preferred in many gardens of different sizes, it is much easier to keep it in good condition when it is used in a more economical way..
Easy landscaping and garden maintenance with lawn and concrete surfaces
Additional advantages of this option: it also gives you a lot of freedom from a creative point of view and it will allow you to introduce more colors into your exterior !
Garden and landscaping maintenance tip: adopt irregular shapes !
For an easy landscaped garden, think about mixtures of stone and grass that do not follow too precise shapes: your exterior will be easier to arrange. !
How to vary the look of a stone garden with flowering plants
To avoid a too uniform look, try to complete the decor of your green space with a few flowering plants.
Simple garden maintenance and modern landscaping: choosing a focal point for your outdoor space
Just like interior designs, landscaped gardens also need an accent, that is, a special ornament that catches the eye and serves as a focal point of your exterior..
Simple to maintain zen garden focal point idea
Idea for creating a garden accent with outdoor climbing plants
There are so many different possibilities for setting up such a focal point: fountains and garden ponds, an art object, climbing plants, or one or more really interesting flower pots..
Easy garden maintenance and landscaping: example of an easy accent
In this image, we see a model of a small, easy-to-maintain garden organized around a round flower pot and accessible by means of a path made of pebbles and wooden planks. In short, a practical idea, pretty and not difficult to achieve !
Clean modern landscaped garden decoration with garden fence ornaments
The accent of a landscaped garden is one of the most impressive elements in an outdoor space. Think about this important detail to decide whether you want to bet on a simpler and more refined focal point or, on the contrary, an ornament that strikes by its size or by its richness..
Easy garden care: grassy plants and succulents are your friends !
If you really want a garden that is simple to maintain, then consider the idea of creating a dry garden type exterior with cacti, succulents and plants. !
Dry gardens are among the easiest landscaping options to maintain
These kinds of settings do not require regular watering because the plants used in them are adapted to survive in the driest regions of the world..
Compact and easy to maintain garden decoration with succulents and gravel
The colors of this type of plants combine very naturally with sand, pebble and gravel coverings. In recent years, they have also been accompanied by objects in corten steel or rusty patina.
Landscaping with undemanding plants
Dry gardens adapt to the available space very easily !
The possibilities for such a dry garden are almost limitless. You therefore have a great deal of freedom in terms of the arrangement of plants and paths as well as, of course, the installation of your outdoor terrace..
Model of a dry garden with pebbles and succulents for exterior house decoration
Landscaping of this kind is also suitable for front gardens of houses. We see an example on the photo above with a green space which is very undemanding from a point of view of its maintenance.
How to introduce more greenery to a dry garden
If you want a little more greenery in your outdoor space, you can always pair gravel walkways with a green lawn..
Garden maintenance and modern landscaping: minimalist gardens remain very trendy
Dry or not, minimalist-style gardens continue to appeal to many people. Like the landscaping examples seen above, these exteriors are easy to maintain since they have very few plants and accessories.
Minimalist gardens can include spaces of greenery
This kind of exterior design is to be carried out with stone or wood coverings around which plants, trees or shrubs will be installed..
Minimalist garden decoration with outdoor fireplace and designer lighting
Outdoor fireplaces, very trendy at the moment, are a typical accessory for minimalist style gardens.
Small space landscaping: mini garden with terrace and minimalist design
In this image, another fine example of a minimalist style terrace that is not deprived of greenery. It is adorned with some pretty large-format pots.
Garden decoration – front of house and clean exterior with touches of greenery *
The minimalist landscaped garden easily adapts to small spaces, giving them a tidy and airy look. This is what makes it a good solution for outdoor front spaces of houses..
Landscaping and garden maintenance: which aquatic accessory to favor ?
Even if we like dry gardens, the exteriors with an aquatic corner remain, for many, synonymous with a really neat landscaping.
Swimming pools are an element of the outdoor decor that requires regular maintenance efforts
Swimming pools and ponds are among the elements most often associated with the development of a water garden.
Water basins require cleaning care
If you dream of an outdoor space of this type, know that it will also be more demanding from a maintenance point of view. To have an impeccable look, swimming pools and water basins should be cleaned regularly. It is also a must when it comes to hygiene and the health of the members of your household.
Water fonatins are a practical solution for an easy garden
Easier to set up and maintain, aquatic corners with water fountains will allow you to avoid the risks associated with stagnant water in a pool of water that you do not always have time to clean.
Photo of landscaped garden with mini water fountain and green lawn
In this photo, we see a very beautiful garden in minimalist style, the decor of which is complemented by a focal point in the shape of a small running water fountain.
Landscaping and garden maintenance: functional green spaces for small outdoor areas
Finally, we take a look at the subject of functional type exterior landscaping. There, it is the garden plan and the good organization of the outside space that take precedence. In fact, gardens of this kind are typical for small spaces where the size of the available surface determines the decoration..
Image of functional garden and interior courtyard landscaping
This is an illustration of such a very cozy green space. Due to the lack of space, its terrace is summed up in a comfortable mini garden sofa placed near a minimalist white water fountain. The combination of white and green colors visually opens this small interior courtyard and gives it a zen and relaxing atmosphere.
Garden landscaping idea with green spaces and flowering plants
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