10 landscape Ideas on a Budget

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Real Estate Agent with Marshall Team - Remax Results

1. Use Mulch Alternatives

Mulching is a time and money saver as it reduces the amount of water and weeding your garden needs, but mulch itself can be expensive. That’s why one of the best budget backyard ideas is to use an affordable mulch alternative.

2. Repurpose Old Tires

Tires are bulky and can be difficult to get rid of, as many waste haulers won’t accept them. Why not put them to good use in your backyard?

Recycled tires are inexpensive and easy to find. “They can be picked up at a local recycling plant for a few dollars, but most people are willing to give away any old tires that they have on hand.

3. Go Vertical With Your Gardening

Love to garden but don’t have a ton of space – or money – to do so? Consider a vertical garden.

Vertical gardening, simply put, is using vertical space to grow plants. If you’re looking for small backyard landscaping ideas on a budget, vertical gardens are a good place to start. Not only do they make the most of limited space, but they can be inexpensive too, especially if you’re using recycled materials like old plastic bottles to make it.

4. Add a Splash of Color

Sometimes all it takes to make a backyard pop is to add some color.

This can be as simple as painting planters to give your garden a more contemporary look, or giving wood, metal or plastic chairs a fresh coat of paint. To save even more on this budget backyard landscaping project, reuse leftover paint from previous projects instead of buying new paints.

You can also add a quick splash of color in the form of flowers or foliage, positioning them on a deck, patio, at an entryway or tucked into a planting bed.

5. Plant Useful Plants

Cut grocery costs in the summer time by growing your own vegetables and herbs right in your own backyard. From DIY herb gardens to plants that repel bugs, you can easily turn your backyard into a space that’s beautiful and functional with a few terracotta planters and the right placement.

6. Opt for Natural Perennial Ground Covers

Tired of weeding the lawn? Skip the weed killers and opt for dense spreading perennial ground covers instead.

7. Build an Outdoor Fire Pit

There’s no better way to bring the family together than with smores over a fire pit. But you don’t need to spring for a contractor to put one in – with one trip to the home improvement store, you can have your own backyard campfire station in just a few minutes. If you need to get rid of rocks from another project, building a fire pit with them is a great way to do it.

8. Plant a Tree

Planting trees is one of the easiest – and least expensive – backyard budget landscaping projects of all. All you need are a few digging tools, some mulch and the tree. Plus, having well-planned trees in your yard can end up saving you money in the long run!

9. Use Affordable Lighting

Cheap outdoor string lights are a staple of budget backyard landscaping. Their soft, ambient glow can turn any patio into a chill summer hangout. White twinkle lights cost about $6 per strand, or for a more modern look, you can pick up a strand of clear globe lights for around $9. Though slightly more expensive, globe light strands are usually more durable than twinkle lights, and the bulbs are easily replaced.

10. Buy (or Build) Low-Cost Seating

Once you’ve finished your backyard budget landscaping projects, you’ll want a place to sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor. But no need to run to the furniture store – you can easily search for used pieces online or make your own cheap outdoor seating right at home.

So many great ideas. Try your favorite or all of them.  We would love to see what ideas you come up with!!!

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Comments (2)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Justin Marshall these are very good helpful list of landscape ideas on a budget.

Apr 27, 2022 03:10 PM
Justin Marshall

John feel free to share with your clients or on your blog! Team work makes the dream work.


 

Apr 28, 2022 08:05 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Great tips and tricks!  Thanks for sharing.  Have a fabulous day!

Apr 28, 2022 06:48 AM
Justin Marshall

Norma my pleasure.  Feel free to share with your clients.


 

Apr 28, 2022 08:05 AM