Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Time Saving Tips for Busy Gardeners

Turf bordered landscape beds require regular edging to keep them free of grass and looking attractive. Designing beds to abut hardscape features such as walkways and patios reduces the area of the bed bordered by turf, reducing the amount of time required to edge beds.

An average gardener’s to do list may include a multitude of maintenance tasks required to keep a landscape looking its best. For example, some of the average gardener’s chores include pruning, planting, watering, weeding, mowing, edging, and fertilizing - certainly enough to occupy a sizable chunk of most people’s free time. Some folks don’t mind spending hours caring for the landscape, but most of us would prefer to spend less time doing the work, and more time enjoying the fruits of our labor. For those of us with the latter preference, the following tips can reduce the amount of time needed to maintain the landscape without reducing its quality and appearance.

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