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How to create the ultimate 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 how do you create a beautiful garden without the continual maintenance?

Here are 3 products that will help create the ultimate low-maintenance garden all year round:

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.

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


Not sure which artificial grass to go for?

Check out this guide on finding the right artificial grass for your garden.


You can also pop into your local branch and request a sample!

Composite decking

Want a great looking deck all year round? Composite decking could be the route for you.


Composite decking is:

  • Resistant to mould
  • Won’t slit or warp
  • Requires no treatment
  • And most have very good slip resistance


So composite decking would be a great choice for families young and old.


There are plenty of decking styles to suit all gardens by brands such as Millboard and Trex.


Think you’d prefer traditional timber decking? Check out our thoughts on timber decking vs composite decking.

Millboard Enhanced Grain - Brushed Basalt | Elliotts Builders Merchant
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, we have decorative stones to suit all gardens and budgets.


Decorative stones are available in 20kg bags and bulk bags from all our merchant branches.

Decorative stones at Elliotts - 2021

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