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3 products to create a low-maintenance garden

Gardens are an important extension of our homes as an additional living space. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted just how important our outdoor spaces are for our wellbeing.  But gardens can require a lot of up-keep, and not just in the nice summer months. 

So how do you create a beautiful garden without the continual maintenance?


Here are 3 products that will help create a year-round low-maintenance garden:  

Artificial grass  

It’s come a long way over the last few years and no longer has the ‘astro turf’ label that it used to. You could easily mistake some artificial lawns for being real.

Small group eating on table in garden in evening  with string lights above.

By opting for Namgrass artificial grass over real grass, you get the look and feel of a real lawn without the need for mowing, watering or re-seeding.

Artificial grass is a great low maintenance option for young families, households with pets and the elderly.


Want to know more? Here’s everything you need to know about artificial grass.

Composite decking  

If you want a low-maintenance, great looking deck all year round, then composite decking is a great option.

Traditional timber decking requires yearly treatment, but composite decking:  

  • Requires no treatment  
  • Is resistant to mould  
  • Won’t split or warp  
  • And most have very good slip resistance

These qualities make composite decking a great choice for family members young and old.

We stock Millboard composite decking in a range of styles and colours. We think you’d be hard pushed to tell the difference between Millboard and traditional timber. But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.

Decorative stones  

(Or decorative aggregates if you’re in the trade!)  

Decorative stones are hard-wearing and versatile, making them perfect for creating paths or boarders within your garden.  

With a wide range of sizes and colours available, decorative stones are a great low-maintenance option for gardens with pets. 

Our Long Rake Spar decorative stones are available to buy in branch and online in 20kg bags and bulk bags.

Ready to create your own low-maintenance garden?  

We've got everything you need to get your low maintenance garden project underway. From garden shovels to paving accessories, we've got all the tools you need.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? We’ve got hundreds of products and materials available in branch.

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