If you want to give your garden a makeover, but are also worried that it will eat too much into your finances, don’t worry. There are many creative and great ways to still get that garden makeover you wanted while staying within a budget. Here are some great tips to do so.
Reducing your lawn size can save you some money
Maintaining a neat lawn can be expensive. There can be a lot of weeds, and weed killers do not come cheap. Even then you must still allow a certain percentage of the weeds to remain because that diversity is required to maintain good health for your lawn. It is a tedious task. For example clover is a type of weed which can also help in nitrogen fixation that is really important.
Combining water features
Adding or including water features to your landscaping plan on a budget should not be expensive. If you have a swimming area or tub that you need to keep as a focal point, you can use some to ensure that area stays neat and clean and not require a lot of maintenance. Water fountains that come these days can be run by cheap motors which will also help you. If you can find some great textures stones and small rocks, you can even set about creating your own waterfall. You can easily find some unwanted stones near construction sites if you happen to have any around your neighbourhood.
Invest in buying inexpensive plants
You can buy some great cheap plants and use retaining walls to separate them in an artful manner. You can find some good seeds at supermarkets that are relatively inexpensive. Make sure though that you take somebody who is knowledgeable on plant health when you choose your plants to ensure that you end up with some good quality ones. You also need to take good care of them once they have been planted. You will have to treat them as you would any very fragile material.
Look at saving water.
This part can help you out a lot in saving some cash on your landscaping. Some plant types will need a lot of water which can put your bills up. Instead try to go for drought resistant plants that do not need a lot of upkeep. You can also add an “automatic irrigation system” of some sort into your garden and can also implement the use of “garden mulch” to cut down on your water consumption.
Do not buy expensive containers
You can always make your own flower pots and containers out of things that you get rid of in the house. Instead of throwing away non-biodegradable plastics in an unhealthy manner, incorporate a few bottles and cups as containers for your plants which will give them a good use. You can also do the same for glass bottles and vases that you no longer want in the house. If you want to get creative a bit of hand painting will give these discarded items a brand new look.