Landscaping on a Budget

If you haven’t tackled your landscaping yet because you think it’s not in your budget, you should know there are a few tricks you can use that are very inexpensive. You shouldn’t feel as though you have to splurge and buy everything all at one time either. Adding a few things here and there every week or every other week is often easier than paying for one big shopping spree.

Rocks and Stones

Borders, garden walkways and walls can be pretty expensive when you purchase commercial products. If you scout around and always ask permission, you’ll often find old bricks from structures that have been torn down that you can use for this purpose. Sure, they may be old but they have character! You can create walkways and even mock patio areas with stones and rocks as well which you can also often find for free.

Native Plants

You will find that native plants are not only traditionally inexpensive, they require less care. This means that you’re not having to water so much or buy fertilizer. You can often obtain seedlings or seeds from friends, family and neighbors if you ask around. Native plants traditionally resist disease and insects better as well. Keep in mind, the more plants, shrubs and trees you have, the less grass you have to maintain!

Experiment with Containers

If you do want to experiment with pricier plants, use containers for growing and place them around your landscaping. This will allow you to control and maintain them easier. Should you find that they do well in a certain location, you can always transplant them.

Make Use of Hedges

Hedges can outline your property, offer privacy and act as a sound barrier. Not to mention, those that stay full year round can help reduce your heating costs by blocking the cold winter wind when they’re strategically placed properly.

  • Rita@ kineticpicture.com

    A landscape can look like a million bucks without costing that much. But utilizing your shared tips we can save lots of money.

  • Shellie

    Thanks! Hope they were helpful!

  • Zsa Zsa

    Really helpful tips, thanks! Love the “old, but lots of character” idea…my aunt repurposes containers by turning them into planters and she paints them in really nice colors too! All it takes is a little creativity indeed. :)

  • Shellie

    Ooooh I bet those planters are spectacular too! I remember the days when you could pick up old garden troughs from farms and use them for planters….now you have to pay for them so I started making them myself. I have no problem paying top dollar for something but other things I just feel I can do it myself and why should I pay someone else! (I think this mostly depends on my mood!) :)

  • Erica Cottrill

    Love this story. The landscape is beautiful. Like your idea to work in stages, especially for the budget conscious like me!

  • Jennifer

    Nice stuff…

  • Linda Mears

    I love this space! :)

  • Mike Jones

    Love this story. The landscape is beautiful. Like your idea to work in stages, especially for the budget conscious like me!

  • Mike Jones

    “Love this story. The landscape is beautiful. Like your idea to work in stages, especially for the budget conscious like me!”