6 Tips for Landscaping on a Budget
15 Dec 21
The warmer weather means one thing: it’s the time to get into the garden! But how do you freshen things up without spending a fortune?
Just follow these 6 budget landscaping ideas from our lawns and garden franchisees:
1. Tidy things up
The first step is to give your garden a good tidy. Remove rubbish and general garden waste, so you have a clean slate to work with. You might even find some items you can recycle and repurpose, like using a tree stump or wheelbarrow as a flower pot. By taking a fresh look at your outdoor space, you might even come up with some unique landscape design ideas to try.
2. Get edgy
If your garden tidy-up unsurfaced any pavers, stones, logs, tiles, bricks, wood, tyres or metal, you can turn them into garden edging. It’s a great (and free!) way to ease erosion, keep mulch in place, and make your landscape distinctive. There are plenty of other inexpensive materials you can use to create edging, so this is a time to get creative!
3. Mulch it
If there’s one thing guaranteed to revamp your outdoor space on the cheap, it’s mulch! A simple sprinkling of mulch can make your flower beds pop, prevent weeds and lock in moisture on hot days.
Look around your yard or neighbourhood for unwanted wood chips, grass clippings or straw – or pick up a few bags of mulch from your local garden centre for around $100.
4. Hedge your bets
Hedging is another simple way to smarten up your landscape for less. Low maintenance and easy to grow from cuttings, hedges help with privacy, can soften the edges of garden beds, and even guide foot traffic through your landscape.
If you don’t want to commit to hand watering on hot days, irrigation makes it easy. You can set up a system as simple or complex as you like, depending on your needs, budget and garden. It can be a little tricky to set up if you’re a beginner, but your local lawns and gardens franchisee can take care of it all.
6. Love your lawn
Sometimes, simply getting your lawn looking lush can transform your landscape. Perhaps it’s patchy, overgrown or battling bald spots. Or maybe there are some areas of your lawn you could turn into paving or garden beds, to reduce water and enjoy more affordable landscaping.
Budget landscaping made easy
Whether you choose to give your garden and landscape a lift with edging, mulching, hedging, irrigating or fixing the lawn, you don’t have to do it all alone! From a new landscaping project to ongoing lawn and garden maintenance, your local lawns and garden franchisee can do it all – and more.