Renovations often entail huge costs. For homeowners wanting to spruce up their backyards, one thing that might cause them to hesitate is the ensuing costs of such undertaking.
However, there are plenty of inexpensive landscaping ideas for your backyard. We have gathered several ideas to beautify your backyard landscape without having to take out a second mortgage.
Consider mulching alternatives
Mulching is a practice that’s beneficial to any homeowner, as it helps you save time and money by reducing the amount of water and weeding your backyard garden needs. However, mulching can be expensive on its own, so it might be better to consider these alternatives - grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, compost, newspapers, and stone
Did you want to add new outdoor furniture or accessories to your garden, but don’t want to spend a lot on it? Consider upcycling materials such as old tires. Recycled tires are inexpensive and easy to find. One can pick up old tires at a local recycling plant for a few dollars while some people are even willing to give away any old tires that they have on hand.
Here are some recycled tire ideas you can explore:
Ottomans - Cover old tires with outdoor pillow casings or rope for a durable, rustic patio ottoman.
Planters - Stack old tires on top of one another to create planters.
Flower bed - Line up tires vertically, fill them with soil and use them as a flowerbed.
Experiment with colors
Sometimes, you do not have to take everything down and build them back up from scratch. Instead of choosing to go with renovations directly, why not consider a cheaper alternative such as repainting. Replace your backyard’s usual colors with something more vibrant, modern, and lively. You’ll be surprised at how this simple move can bring wonders.
Build an Outdoor Lounge Area
Another concept you can explore is to add an area in your backyard where you can lounge. It doesn’t have to be something large. A simple area where you can spend quiet afternoons reading something or enjoying some beverage would be enough. If you want to take it a step further, you can build a fire pit! That way, you can use it to warm yourselves during a cool night.
Lace up the area where your fire pit is located with fairy lights. A simple renovation such as this will not cost you an arm and a leg but will have a huge “wow” factor for your guests.
Reusing and recycling items whenever possible is a more practical, sustainable way to put your renovation plans into motion. By purchasing used planters, furniture, and even gardening tools to spruce up your lawn, you can save hundreds of dollars, while keeping some nice items out of the trash. Ultimately, to keep your backyard landscaping costs low, all you need is time and a little creativity.