As a landscaper designer, I’ve seen it all; from backyard wastelands to jungles that got away. When did backyards become so intimidating? Most homeowners are afraid to make changes so their backyard stays the same, year-after-year.
Here are my five favourite excuses that people use when stuck in a gardening ‘rut.’
If I replace my lawn with gardens, I will have to spend more time in the backyard working
FALSE! The truth is, grass requires more maintenance then any other outdoor feature (except kids of course!) A well-planned garden will use less water and require less weekly attention then the average lawn. The key is to have a garden that works in your location. Doing a little research will provide years of reward. Get your camera and take some pictures of what grows well in your neighbour’s yard. Take those to your favourite garden centre for a little insider information.