If you want to achieve the landscape of your dreams, but you’re on a budget, don’t fret. With a little know-how and the right materials, you can do some top-notch landscaping and completely transform your property.
A Backyard Path
One way to do this is to create a backyard path. While this can easily be done with decorative rocks, you can also chart a new path by digging into the earth and laying down wooden planks. The boards are easily replaceable if they should ever rot and it will give your backyard a comfortable, rustic feel.
Don’t Overlook Mulch
Another DIY landscaping must is mulch because it has so many benefits. It insulates the soil, retains moisture, and keeps weeds from poking through. If you ask around your town, you might be able to get it for free, since some towns offer residents free mulch.
Bump Up Your Curb Appeal
By taking just a few minutes to do some basic landscaping with a trowel, you can turn different elements of your property into an extension of your landscaping project. For example, you can do some digging around your mailbox and create a small garden bed, which you can fill with colorful flowers.
Making a Splash
When it comes to landscaping, you can always make a splash with an exquisite garden fountain, surrounded by beautiful landscaping rock. But if you’re on a budget, you can do this project yourself by picking up a few key landscaping materials. You can stack two plant pots, hold them in place with a cinder block and install a submersible pump in the lowest pot. By putting in gravel or rocks into the pots, you’ll create a peaceful, tranquil element to your backyard.
According to the 2016 Houzz Landscaping and Garden Trends Study, about half of homeowners who upgrade their outdoor spaces spend six or more hours there per week. One of the best ways to spend time on landscaping is to start planting. It’s true that if you plant a tree, it’s going to take many years to grow. But spending a few hours a week now can pay big dividends in the future. That tree, once it’s fully grown, can help your property values, and even reduce your energy costs.
There’s no doubt that landscaping, no matter how big or small, can take some work. But landscaping doesn’t have to cost you a lot of time and money. By following some easy DIY tips, you can transform your property and turn it into something really spectacular.