The Lovely Plants

Quick Tip # 1: Applying Mulch

If you are desiging a low maintenance garden, do not forget plants that are still establishing. They need to be watered well. Top the soil with mulch; it retains water and protects the soil from drying effects of wind and sun – thus keeping the plant sufficiently moist and low on maintenance.

If you do not want to purchase commercial organic mulch, use shredded leaves, wood chips or rounded gravel to top off the soil.