Want to upgrade the look of your outdoor space but worried about the potential costs? Landscaping doesn’t always need to be an expensive project. With a touch of creativity and resourcefulness, you can better manage the expenses that come with upgrading the look of your lawn and garden.
So how can you ensure more value for money when initiating a landscaping project for your property? Here are six budget-friendly ideas highly recommended by landscapers that will give your outdoor space a completely new look.
1. Utilise Japanese Zen garden elements.
Sand and gravel are affordable and they don’t need special maintenance, so using them as main materials can help save you a lot of money and time. Just choose an area of your lawn where you can apply a Zen landscaping concept. Decorate that space with carefully chosen rocks and a few ornaments that you can easily purchase from yard sales or flea markets.
2. Ask friends or neighbours for cuttings.
You don’t need to buy new plants; you can approach friends or neighbours for cuttings of plants that are thriving in their garden. The great advantage here, apart from keeping your outdoor space beautification expenses low, is there’s a high likelihood that those cuttings will grow well in your own lawn or garden since they’re taken from areas where the climate and soil conditions are the same with yours.
3. For low maintenance plants, try succulents.
Succulents thrive even in the hottest regions of Australia and they’re quite lovely to integrate into any garden. If you’re successful in growing them, they can even replace traditional ground cover (grass). As a nice touch, you can grow succulents in small pots that you can strategically place in different areas of your outdoor space.
4. Use bright paint to provide your landscape a pop of colour.
Bright colours will help especially when flowers just won’t bloom (yet). If you have garden furniture set up, paint them with a cheery colour. This will instantly make your outdoor space come alive and boost kerb appeal.
5. Create edging for your lawn.
There are so many options for edging that will not cost you much. Some folks even use old china and tyres – you’re really only limited by your imagination. But if you want a more traditional look, you can purchase bricks, tiles and even Besser blocks.
6. Create flowerbeds.
Flowerbeds will add dimension to your lawn especially if you use different perennials like Achillea, Centrauthus (very easy to grow in Western Australia – they even pop up in unexpected locations), and Cosmos. You can create flowerbeds with Besser blocks and old tyres.
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