Being busy isn’t always a bad thing (although if it’s making you stressed, then it’s certainly something you’ll need to address), but there are some downsides that you might not have considered. Yes, it’s good to have a decent amount of work to do (especially if you get bored easily or you run your own business, for example), but it can sometimes mean that other tasks in and around the home get left behind – you just don’t have time for them.
One thing that can often be forgotten is your backyard. After all, you’re not out in it all the time, and you might not even see it much when you’re indoors (or out and about), so it’s easy for it to slip your mind. The issue is that when you do want to use it, it’s not going to be in much of a fit state. With that in mind, here are some ways to take care of your backyard, even when you are busy.
Remove The Lawn
This might seem a little extreme for some people, and it’s certainly not something everyone will want to do, but if you’re very busy and you just don’t have time to take care of your backyard, removing the lawn altogether could be an excellent option – there are some benefits that you might like.
For one thing, you won’t have to mow the lawn, and that’s going to not only save you a lot of time but it’s going to keep your garden looking good too – no more overgrown grass to deal with. Plus, when you don’t have a lawn, and you choose to have a patio instead, you can invest in a verandah kit and have a wonderful shady area to enjoy. Verandah kits can really make a difference in how much you enjoy your backyard, so they’re definitely worth exploring.
Research Your Plants
Apart from the grass in your backyard, something else you’ll need to take care of is your plants – they’ll have to be watered, fed, you’ll need to weed around them, and you’ll have to make sure they’re getting enough shade or sunlight, depending on what it is they need. That’s potentially a lot of work, and if you don’t do it, those plants will quickly die away, leaving your backyard looking messy and uncared for.
That’s why it’s worth spending some time researching the plants you might want to have in your garden. Some will be better than others for a busy person, meaning they don’t need as much taking care of and can grow quite happily with minimal help. If you can’t spare much time, these are the plants you’ll want.
Speaking of those plants, where do you imagine they’ll be planted? Your first thought might be flowerbeds along the side of your pathways or by your fences or perhaps in a patch somewhere in the backyard. The point is you’ll think of them in the ground. That’s fine, and they can grow very well if they’re planted directly in the ground, but you’ll also need to do some extra work to take care of them, especially when it comes to weeding.
If you opt for pots instead, weeding will be much less of a chore. On top of that, you can move the pots where you want to, making the most of the light and shade as needed and changing the look of your garden whenever you need to.