It may be time to update your backyard. Your grass is dying, the flowers you planted are long gone and you are tired of looking at it all. You want to upgrade, but maybe you are hesitant because of how much money you think it will cost you. Fear not, because there are ways you can upgrade your landscape without breaking the bank. Here are some tips on how to give your back or front yard a facelift on a budget.
Consider Using Mulch Alternatives
Using mulch saves you time and money. It decreases the quantity of water and weeding your garden needs if you have one. The only drawback is that mulch can be pricy. Mulch alternatives will provide you with the benefits of mulch without mulch prices. Some of those alternatives include grass clippings, leaves, pine needles, compost, stone and even newspaper. These simple and easy to use methods will leave your plants and your pockets happy.
Planting a vertical garden is the ideal thing to do if you are challenged with finding space. A vertical garden makes the most out of a tiny space. It is really cheap to do this. You can use a wooden ladder, terracotta pots and some wire for a rustic look. Clean out ould pant cans and fill them with soil. Hang them up and pot your plants. Use a picture frame to make a vertical succulent garden or transform your wooden fence into the prettiest vertical garden you have ever seen.
It is amazing what a simple splash of color can do to change the atmosphere of a space. If you are looking for an inexpensive way to improve your landscape, just add some color. Do this by painting a planter or add a fresh coat of paint to wood, metal or plastic elements that are incorporated in your yard. If that is not the route you want to take, you can easily add color by planting colorful flowers or foliage. Place them in creative spots for a unique look.
Plant A Tree
Bringing a new life into your front or back yard is another great option. Planting a tree is one of the most cost-effective ways to do this. In addition to breathing new life into your yard, a tree can also save you money in the long run because it provides much-needed shade to your home, bringing down energy costs. Gather your digging tools, some mulch and a tree and you are good to start.
Plant Natural Perennial Ground Covers
This is a great option if you are sick and tired of weeding your lawn. You have used your Ryobi 4 cycle trimmer to manicure your lawn, and no matter what you always find weeds. Planting low-cost perennial ground covers is also better for your health. Weed killers are terrible for your health because of the harsh chemicals that are used. They have been known to cause things like cancer.