To improve the look of your home the exterior is as important as the interior. One of the best approaches is creating a modern and artistic garden. Coming up with an impressive garden doesn’t have to cost a bomb! There are many budget-friendly ideas which work well. Professional landscapers have always experimented with cheap and naturally available materials along with some unique DIY to create mesmerizing results. If you want some inspiration, here are some frugal tips to get you started.
Use recycled bricks for paving
Something which can create a really fascinating visual appeal is paving with recycled bricks. You can use the recycled bricks and pavers in a mosaic pattern.
You could go further, bringing a great contrast by planting a sedum as a border. Creeping sedum is a perennial succulent which is light green in colour and has pretty yellow flowers in it which bloom in the sunshine. They need minimal maintenance to survive. The seeds of this plant are available in all good gardening centres.
Whether you are having a huge property or you just desire to put a fence in your small garden, modern fencing looks great. If you go for minimalist fencing, you can create a chic look around the area and not break the budget.
Garden rock landscaping
You can use crushed rock to create a low maintenance yet cheap backyard landscape. You don’t have to spend a lot on lawn turfs such as decorative grasses and other plants. Instead, just fill the area with garden rocks and gravels. You can choose the colour of garden fillers as suits your landscape and home.
How about creating furniture out of old wooden pallets?
It is certainly one of the most affordable ways to spruce up your yard in a functional way. This kind of decoration is perfect for creating a rustic look and the landscape can be easily be dressed up or down whenever you want. Without breaking the piggybank, you can also paint or varnish your pallet furniture so that it matches up with your theme and setting.
There are many sizes, shapes, and colours of them!
A ‘good’ outdoor area can really be transformed into something ‘amazing’ at night time just with rows of tiny string lights. Practical uses include hanging over your seating area. This is one place where it’s best to buy modern ones, ensure you get LEDs as these will save on energy costs over not too long at all. Whether you have got a huge outdoor area surrounded by long trees or a small backyard patio, you can add a whimsical glow everywhere with these lights.
Ornamental grasses for a contemporary look
A combination of colourful grasses can give your garden a vibrant and expensive look. If you shop carefully they don’t have a very high price. One of their other benefits is low-maintenance. Some of the most unique yet frugal ornamental grasses which will definitely not break your bank are Flax, Blue Oat grass, Fountain grass and Zoysia.
A tree bench look decent and stylish
You can try out your DIY skills a bit and create benches around the huge trees in your front yard. If you’ve some spare wood lying around, it will only cost you you time to try out for this idea and should be good fun. Of course, you need some trees and the more trees you have, the more options and then better this could look.
While keeping the trees as pillars, you can construct some cute wooden benches around them. Combined with the palate furniture, you can save hugely on garden furniture by not buying any!
I hope you’ll agree these ideas are awesome yet affordable. Just go for them and make your outdoors look amazing while not spending much at all.