Many homeowners are stuck living in tight quarters that do not afford them much outdoor living space. If you’re lucky enough to have a garden or a backyard to boast of, then you’ve probably experienced at one point, struggling to improve your garden and maintain it without going overboard with the costs.
Improving your garden isn’t a walk in the park. However, it isn’t impossible. Here are some ways to improve your garden on a budget:
Do your own landscape
You don’t have to be a professional to be able to redesign your own backyard. There are countless do-it-yourself ideas online that you can pattern after. Sometimes, enhancing your outdoor area can be as simple as adding some garden lighting, turfing or decking.
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If you’re lucky, you can run into experts who publish basic tips and guidelines in various social accounts and platforms. I got great ideas from these guys here who’ve uploaded some infographics and slide videos about garden landscaping and design.
Go for perennials
Some plants are seasonal and can be very expensive to maintain. How about adding more perennials to your garden if your climate allows? Perennial plants are those that live more than 2 years. They die out from autumn to winter, only to grow back during spring and summer. Classic examples of perennials are Dahlia, Peruvian Lily, Catmint, and Forget-me-Not.
Install walkways or pathways
Aside from improving the aesthetics of your garden, walkways or pathways can also prevent weeds from growing. This should save you money and time in maintenance and weed removal.
You can buy large stone pebbles and some inexpensive pavers to use for your walkway. If you’re saving and have resources to recycle, try repurposing old wood planks as thick blocks to use as walkways.
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Add some outdoor furniture
A garden isn’t just a place for plants. It can also be a great place to add outdoor furniture that you can use to bask in the relaxing atmosphere of your little pocket of nature. You can score great finds from Home Depot, and sometimes, a quick visit to yard sales and flea markets can yield good buys of outdoor furniture.
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Install a trellis
The simplest change can dramatically transform your garden. A trellis can be a good addition if you want to accentuate a garden with crawling plants.
Add some lighting
Outdoor lighting serves the basic purpose of illuminating dark sections of your garden. When placed strategically however, lights can also create visual drama that you might find especially necessary when you’re entertaining guests at night.
If you‘re trying to save on electricity, you can buy solar-charged LED lawn lights and tree lanterns at Home Depot centres or use floating candles.
Add garden ornaments
Sculptures and other garden ornaments can add some appeal to your garden. Of course, it’s best to be meticulous with your choice of embellishments. Take into consideration your overall theme and the size of your space. Adding too many items that are inconsistent with your other design elements can make your outdoor space feel crowded or tacky.
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