Low Maintenance Gardening

Asked May 23, 2017, 9:31 AM EDT

Good morning! I'm looking to incorporate a low maintenance garden for my parents who have a huge yard, and are having trouble keeping up with mowing. Do you have any good resources on how to get started, how to manage for weeds, what the process might look like? Maybe some type of DIY manual if that exists? Thank you so much for all the great work you do! I have a great respect for Extension staff and their incredible projects. Alysa

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1 Response

This very brief list of suggestions is good for starters. As an older gardener I can vouch for their practical utility:
http://agrability.missouri.edu/gardenweb/Senior.html

Some more of the same here:
http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/outdoors/gardening/easier-gardening-for-seniors

Go here for information about two books that might serve your purpose:
http://www.timberpress.com/books/gardening_lifetime/eddison/9781604692662
http://www.timberpress.com/books/new_low_maintenance_garden/easton/9781604691665