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Creating a Low-Maintenance Backyard Oasis

An assortment of potted succulents

Tips To Keep The Zen

There's nothing like relaxing in the garden at the end of a long day. It's certainly one of the best places to decompress, unless of course, you are looking at a lot of maintenance to add to your weekend task list.

Creating a low-maintenance garden will help keep the Zen while relaxing, and provide you with a year-round sanctuary. Consider these tips when creating your own low-maintenance oasis.
Side yard with succulents growing along the fence line

Plant From A Waterwise Palette

When planning your space, we suggest going with plants that have low-water requirements. Less watering saves time, money and water. We also suggest mixing in plants that have different growing seasons, which will ensure beauty in your garden no matter what time of year.
View: Waterwise Plants
Potted cacti sitting on table

Make the Most of your Space with Potted Plants

If you are limited on space, container planting is a great way to add more plants. Potted plants are perfect for patios or balconies with minimal inground planting space. Containers also allow the option for mobility; they can be easily rearranged for social events or expanding spaces.

Agave, Aloe, Cacti, and other assorted succulents do great in pots.

Using a well-draining potting mix is important to keep potted plants healthy.

Suggested potting mix: E.B. Stone™ Organics Cactus & Succulent

Shade garden with hosta, bonzi trees, and Japanese maples

Be Strategic with Shade

Use areas of shade in your yard, from trees or other permanent structures, to your advantage. The shade will allow you to get out of the sun while being surrounded by lush foliage. If you're short on shade, add some colorful umbrellas.

Consider adding these plants to your shaded areas:
Backyard garden with outdoor seating and lush foliage

Make Space for You

An oasis is meant to be enjoyed, so don't forget to create space for yourself. Adding relaxing elements like fountains, ambient lighting, and outdoor seating will help create an inviting space in your garden.

Check out our Outdoor Living Collection for some inspiration.
View: Outdoor Living Collection

Need Some Inspiration? Watch our Succulent Garden Tour!

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