Who does not dream of a garden that does little work and is so easy to maintain that there is enough time to simply unwind? To make this dream come true, the right preparation is the be-all and end-all. Because if you pay attention to a few important points, you will save yourself additional effort later on and have more pleasure in the garden in the long term and enough time to enjoy it properly. If you observe these ten basics for an easy-care garden, there is nothing standing in the way of your personal local recreation room.
Pay attention to quality
Vigorous, vital plants are the be-all and end-all and a basic requirement for healthy growth and that you can enjoy them for many years. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to healthy buds and strong leaf color as well as evenly rooted pot balls without root felt when buying. Stay away from injured plants such as trees with broken main shoots. In addition to plant quality, a site-specific selection is also relevant – because only plants that are adapted to local conditions will also prove themselves in the long term.
No garden without roses is the motto of many garden lovers. But the hobby gardener is quickly overwhelmed by the large selection, because the new rose should not only be beautiful and rich in bloom, but also robust and resistant to leaf diseases. A reliable test seal for all these properties is the ADR label, which only excellent roses are allowed to wear. It is awarded by the General German Rose Novelty Test (ADR), which tests roses at eleven locations in Germany.
Evergreen trees are a good choice for year-round accents in the garden. Slowly growing small varieties that rarely require a maintenance cut are particularly suitable. For example, the hardy dwarf sickle fir (Cryptomeria japonica ‘Globosa Nana’) with a spherical growth is recommended, which does not exceed 1.50 meters. The small mussel cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana Gracilis’) is also interesting in growth. The cypress juniper (Juniperus scopulorum ‘Blue Arrow’) has a slim columnar shape.