With the gardening season at its fullest, more people are looking for some ideas to turn their garden into a little paradise. Fortunately, it’s very easy to give your garden an extreme makeover. Moreover, you can achieve that without having to spend a lot of money.
All you need is an imagination and an efficient plan. Redoing your garden can be an exciting adventure, but some people may be afraid of costs. So, if you’re one of them, worry no more, below you’ll find five tips to redesign your garden on a budget.
1. Reuse Old Furniture and Materials
Let’s start with something simple. Reusing old furniture and materials or buying used ones is one of the best ways to save some money. You don’t have to look for a brand new set of chairs for your garden when the ones you already have can do the job.
So, what should you do? Firstly, see if you can reuse the things you have at home. Secondly, do your research. If your dream garden includes granite paving, don’t just go to your nearest home-improvement store, look for the cheapest option and select it.
Thirdly, ask your friends if they have something they want to get rid of, like old pieces of furniture. They can be a great addition to your garden. Also, speaking of old furniture and other things you can reuse…
2. Get Creative
You can use everything literally to add something extra to your garden. For example, you don’t have to throw out all the plastic bottles you use. Become eco-friendly and turn them into planters.
Actually, you can turn almost everything into planters, things like paint cans, teacups, jugs or even old tires. You can reuse all of them without spending any money. Let your imagination fly high and make your garden look original.
Also, use your old pieces of furniture. For example, turn your desk into a potting table and chests of drawers into plant stands. The possibilities are endless.
3. Grow Herbs and Vegetables
Now that you have your reused and original planters let’s find out what you should grow in them. Things like herbs and vegetables are the best way to make your garden look astonishing while benefiting from it yourself. Why?
First of all, planting from seed is much cheaper than buying grown flowers. It’s also much more rewarding as you watch your plants grow.
Secondly, it’ll save you some money on grocery shopping during the summer months. You’ll be able to use your favourite veggies and herbs without having to leave your house. Also, using your grown herbs can add something extra to your cuisine.
4. Add Affordable Lighting
During summer you’ll be spending most of your time in your garden, and that includes evenings. That’s why it’s essential to make sure the lighting you use will be efficient and affordable.
Use energy-efficient LED lights or solar lights. They’ll be able to save you a lot of energy costs. Also, don’t be afraid to experiment with the look.
Decorate your plants, fence or trees in strings of fairy lights. That way, you’ll turn your garden into a magical place even after dark.
5. Build a Fire Pit
Many benefits come with a fire pit in your garden. It looks cool, opens new possibilities for parties, and gives your garden an extra set of lighting. What’s more, building one is not a significant expenditure.
You can even reuse materials like bricks, concrete blocks or stones. Again, there are many possibilities for how you can build a fire pit all by yourself. Don’t be afraid to experiment with materials and look.
A fire pit will add a fantastic look to your garden, and create new possibilities in how you spend your free time.
Redesigning your garden doesn’t have to be an expensive and dull experience. On the contrary, not only can you do that on budget, you can have a lot of fun while doing it as well. All you need is your imagination and willingness to create something.
You don’t even have to buy anything new. Look around your home or ask your friends whether they have something you can use in your garden. Old teapots, mugs, cans, bottles, etc. are the things you can reuse to add something extra to your garden.
Also, do as much as you can on your own. You can find all around the internet tips and DIY ideas for your garden. You don’t have to spend your money on gardening redecorators, do the redesigning yourself.
Remember, your garden, your rules.