Making your backyard look great doesn’t necessarily require a lot of money. There are plenty of ways that you can go about your landscaping duties without racking up the bills. For four budget friendly landscaping tips, check out this article.
Reuse Old Paint
Almost every household has a few cans of leftover paint sitting around and taking up space. Use this paint to spruce up your hardscaping while also getting rid of some annoying clutter. Give your weather-worn planters a fresh coat of paint to spruce them up. Maybe your lawn furniture or retaining walls could benefit from a lick of fresh paint. Reusing old paint costs you nothing while making your home more livable.
Plant Flowering Perennials
Although flowering annuals are great for quickly adding bright splashes of colour around your yard, once the season is over, so are they. Paying for a fresh batch of annuals each year adds up. On the other hand, if you invest in some perennial bulbs you’ll benefit from colour growth every year without any added cost or effort. By coordinating your perennials you can ensure your yard remains in bloom for the entire growing season.
Build A Firepit
There’s nothing much better than sitting around a fire on a starry summer night. And while you can pay loads of money for a firepit from your local hardware store or gardening centre, you don’t actually have to spend anything on a fire pit. Simply dig a hole and surround it with some rocks or leftover brick and you’re in business. If you want something fancier, arranging some cinder blocks or pouring your own concrete fire bowl will look great without costing you a fortune.
Set Up Some String Lighting
Lighting doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive, but it can make a big difference in the mood of your backyard. Outdoor string lights are cheap and come in a wide variety of styles and colours. You can wrap them around poles, pillars and trees or you can string them up overhead. You can also line your paths and flowerbeds with them to make walking around at night safer.