Diy backyard landscaping ideas

Gravel is low-maintenance, durable and relatively inexpensive. Use gravel in spots where plants dont thrive, theres heavy foot traffic, drainage problems or an area where an architectural, modern glance is needed.


Ask Friends for Cuttings

There are numerous flowers and plants that can grow from a little cutting of another plant.

Diy backyard landscaping ideas

Before you head to the nursery to purchase plants, seedlings or bulbs (which can be expensive), enquire friends who own foliage that you admire for several little cuttings of their plants. Some beautiful flowers and plants love succulents and butterfly bush grow extremely well from clippings and will spruce up the glance of your homes exterior.


Use Ornamental Grasses For A Cheap but Contemporary Garden

A combination of grasses add texture, color and a modern glance to your garden.

Diy backyard landscaping ideas

While they can be a grand, low-maintenance addition to your yard without breaking your budget, grasses assist your landscape glance high-design and expensive. Some grasses worth adding to your yard include:

Blue Oatgrass
Feather Reedgrass
Flax (colorful)
Fountaingrass
Little Bluestem (colorful)
Zoysia (low and perfect for a soft ground cover)

Plant the grasses in clusters and add some perennials for an simple, year-round garden.


Plant With Perennials

Perennials are plants that return year after year, while annuals are planted and live for only one season.

Diy backyard landscaping ideas

For a budget-friendly flower choice, fill your garden with perennials. Grand, modern perennials for your yard include:

Allium (purple ball-shaped flowers shown in image above)
Astilbe
Baptisia
Buddleia
Coneflower
Kangaroo Paw
Sage
Veronica (spiked purple flowers in image above)

Decide on one of two different design approaches when landscaping with flowers a one-color floral garden or a combination of colorful perennials.

Buying perennials might cost you a little more in the beginning, but it will be a one-time expense that will pay off in your garden both financially and visually year after year.


Make Geometric Patterns With Pavers and Ground Cover

A cheap landscaping thought that creates grand visual impact is the use of pavers and ground cover.

If you own unused ground space in your yard or bare ground youd love to cover up, use recycled or broken pavers in a mosaic pattern of your choice.

Diy backyard landscaping ideas

Plant moss or creeping sedum between the seams for contrast. The combination of the two materials means you need less of each, saving you money.

Creeping sedum is a light green perennial with yellow flowers that spreads on its own, thrives in full sunshine, and doesnt need much water or maintenance to survive. Another grand option for creating a fragrant path is the use of the herb lemon thyme in your mosaic pattern.

Diy backyard landscaping ideas

It grows slowly, requiring minimal maintenance, is edible and releases a nice aroma when stepped on.

If you need to create a pathway through your yard, this also works as one of the best cheap landscaping ideas. While laying the stones on top of grass or the ground is an option, you can also dig shallow holes in the shape of the stones in order to ensure that they are flush with the ground.


Get creative to come up with your own cheap landscaping ideas.

First, consider the space you own and what you will use it for. Do you own a large backyard that you love to spend time in?

Diy backyard landscaping ideas

Does your front yard lack curb appeal? Determining what you desire from your yard and what functions youd love it to own will assist guide your landscaping decisions.

Diy backyard landscaping ideas

Weve assembled a few cheap landscaping ideas to assist you create a yard youll enjoy.


Add Planters to Your Cheap Landscape Ideas

You probably already own what you need in your home to grow flowers or vegetables, so you dont own to purchase raised beds or planters from a gardening store. Some grand ideas for planters that you might already own on hand include wine crates or barrels, tires, or ancient pallets.

Diy backyard landscaping ideas

Cluster repurposed planters at diverse heights to add depth and dimension, and give a visual focal point to your garden.

Another inexpensive but contemparary way to upcycle your planters is by painting them in a bold color. If youre using terracotta pots, soak them in water for an hour before painting with water based paint.


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