Seeing as this blog resides on a porcelain tile website, you may be able to guess where we’re going with this…and you are probably right.
There’s no avoiding it, grass requires a lot of TLC to keep it looking green, healthy and attractive – ask any gardener, lawn expert or groundsman for proof of just that.
From mowing, watering and weed control to aerating, scarifying and fertilising, maintaining your garden is endless job with no salary in sight.
Presumably, if your reading a blog about low-maintenance gardens, that probably doesn’t sound like your cup of tea.
Why make yourself a slave to the ground? Kick grass to the curb and replace it with a low-maintenance garden paver that packs a porcelain punch!
Low-Maintenance Garden Ideas
As mentioned earlier, grass is a labour-intensive feature that, unsurprisingly, features intensely laborious grass. As such, the first rule of Maintenance Avoidance Club (besides “don’t talk about Maintenance Avoidance Club”) is to avoid grass at all costs, so don’t be afraid to tear up the turf in favour of a man-made replacement.
That being said, there’s more than one way to pave goodbye to your garden grass. Here’s a few ways you can remove the year-round yard work and hard work and replace it with summertime chilling and grilling.
House Tile Takeover
The larger the paved area, the less grass, plants and vegetation you will need to trim, maintain and man-handle. If you really want a low-maintenance garden, it makes sense to tile as large an area as possible.
However, that doesn’t mean you need to accept fate that your garden has to look like a 1950s schoolyard. PrimaPorcelain has one of the widest selections of tiles in the UK, allowing you to create beautifully bewitching designs that mesmerise and wow in equal measure.
If you’re not quite ready to let go of the greenery entirely, there are ways around that too. Why not draft in some potted plants, garden beds or window boxes?
These can inject a bit of garden green and natural colour into your outdoor space without necessitating the laborious nature of maintaining a whole plot.
Best of all, they also require minimal upkeep and can be easily modified, moved or removed if you ever feel like switching up your outdoor style.
If tiling over your entire garden area seems a little excessive, you can always leave a border around the edge of your outdoor property. This provides a patch of perimeter for you to indulge in any green garden goodness without having to worry about covering metre after metre of square floor space.
Whether you want to surround your paved space with bushy hedges, flourishing plants or colourful flowers, the border option is a nice touch that can make the transition a little less wholesale and stop your garden from becoming void of nature. Meanwhile, the addition of a border also allows you to play around even further with your paving design.
Meet You Halfway
Similarly, another way to get the best of both worlds and effectively cut your ground maintenance in half is to simply pave over half of your garden with a partial patio area covering.
This really is the perfect solution for those on the fence and torn between a garden and a patio, while it does still dramatically reduce the amount of garden maintenance you have to sign up for.
Path to Greatness
Another great way to avoid further groundwork without turning your garden into a complete concrete jungle is to add a paved pathway.
In addition to breaking up your garden design, this can also be a great way to link different sections of your garden and create a natural flow to your outdoor space.
Meanwhile, a paving path can also be used in conjunction with other non-grass options – such as chippings, gravel, pebbles, etc – to complement your garden design and break up areas of solid tiling.
Creating a Low-Maintenance Garden
We understand that, when creating a low-maintenance garden, it can be difficult to know where to start and envisioning a new landscape in place of your existing one can be hard to imagine. That’s why we offer a FREE 3D design lab service to help bring your vision to life before it becomes a reality.
Chop and change between tile design, paving placement and overall colour scheme at the click of a button. Best of all, to really give you a feel for what’s to come, you can even request up to 3 FREE tile samples to get to grips with your paver of choice.
Why choose porcelain paving tiles?
Our porcelain paving tiles are hard-wearing, durable and built to last. Stain, scratch and fade resistant, they maintain their original aesthetic long after they are laid and can look great year after year with little to no upkeep nurturing along the way.
If you want a garden space that looks fantastic without requiring arduous upkeep, our selection of porcelain paving tiles is the route to go down. Available in a huge variety of designs, sizes and colours, the options are limited only to your imagination, so dream big with PrimaPorcelain!
For more information about our wide range of paving options and the variety of garden designs available, call today on 029 2080 3756 or get in touch online using the button below.
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