Lazy gardening, effortless gardening, efficient gardening or no-fuss gardening refers to a method of gardening which uses work-saving techniques in order to reduce the effort and time required to maintain a garden.
Although gardening provides an occupation and something to do with their free time (ie for retired people, young people, ...), it often requires too much time for the working-class people. As such, a reduction in time and effort is highly beneficial to this target group.
Due to this, the method helps in keeping gardens more practical for anyone, and can improve the gardens (hereby also increasing local biodiversity).
Lazy gardening can be done using many methods and equipment:
- Mulching reduces weeding and sometimes the amount of watering required.
- False seed beds: reduce weeding in new seed beds
- Easy-to-grow plants make it easier for the unskilled gardener
- No-turn surface composting, or integrated composting (within the bed, like in keyhole gardening)
- Automated irrigation systems eliminate the need of watering plant pots
- Some types of vertical gardens (ie made with pallets): can be easy to maintain
- Robotic lawn mowers can eliminate the need of mowing
- Containers or pots may be useful to grow plants above an impenetrable layer (ie floor, concrete driveway, ...)
- Beginners permaculture garden
- Balcony gardens
- Self-watering plant containers
- Sub-Irrigated Planter
- Three sisters agriculture
- No dig garden construction - video on Youtube.