A Happy Place, Not a Stressful Space.
Our gardens and outdoor living spaces are supposed to be our happy places. Not a place that stresses us out. Too often we start out spring hopeful and excited to spend it in the Garden. We have dreams of sitting in the cool mornings drinking coffee and watching the sunrise. We imagine grilled veggies fresh out of the garden. But it seems that just a few weeks after planting, our gardens begin to stress us out. All we see are problems. Pests, new plant diseases, weeds, and more work seems to get progressively worse. Managing a successful garden is difficult with all of our daily responsibilities. Carting kids between school and ball, keeping food on the table, and the constant barrage of daily life makes it difficult to keep our gardens maintained to a point that offers any sort of relaxation. Does it have to be this way? Here are a few design tricks to make your outdoor space easier to maintain.
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