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Time-Saving Tips

No time to spare? Use these shortcuts to free yourself up for the fun stuff

Fine Gardening - Issue 134

Whenever I hear of gardeners who spend hours a day in their gardens, I get insanely jealous. As a mom and wife with a full-time career, I’m lucky if I get two or three hours a week during the summer to really concentrate on my garden. High-maintenance plants just don’t cut it. Mowing is a dreaded chore, and trimming and pruning are things I only want to do once or twice a year. I’d rather be spending my precious garden time introducing new plants to my garden, rearranging things to make cool plant combinations, and pulling a few weeds for therapy. I want to spend most of my time on the fun stuff and forgo the futile fussing. Here are a few tips that I’ve come up with over the years to reduce the toil and leave me more time to play.

 

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