When I first purchase my home landscaping was the last thing on my mind. I taught I would hire someone to do all the work for me and I would reap the benefits of having the prettiest yard in my neighbourhood.
However, life had a different plan for me because of the pandemic I lost my day job to downsizing, leaving me to care for my yard by myself with a tiny budget. So, how can I landscape my yard cheaply? There are pictures included to offer inspiration.
While doing my research, I discovered some amazing ideas to share with my visitors. Since many people have to budget this year. With that said, here are some tips to get you started
Landscaping and Edging
If there are trees in your yard, you can create beautiful scenery with edging stones. You can find edging stones for free near construction sites or even in your backyard, depending on where you live.
Start by laying them down in your driveway and wash down all the stones with a power washer on both sides. You can find a discounted washer here. To establish a parameter, you can use a string and marking spray paint to make perfect circles around each tree.
This will give you a good idea of where you’ll need to place your stones. Laying done edging stones is a simple but long process. As you must dig to create a flat surface, and a rubber mallet comes in handy to force them into place.
Add Flowers Beds
I am a big fan of small flowers bed since you don’t have too many responsibilities as having a large garden. If you don’t have small trees, you can also use the stones to line your flowers bed. The flowers are inexpensive so pick up a few that will brighten up your yard.
You may not think your outdoors need pressure washing, it does. It is way cheaper than painting and takes a few hours to complete. You’ll notice a big difference in places like your sidewalk.
A pressure washer is a piece of great equipment to have; you can rent them or purchase it as it’s worth your time and money.
Hedge And Pruning
Overgrown trees and shrubs can leave your yard looking untidy. However, it is very easy to fix. Whether it is pruning or trimming, it can change the way your yard looks. You can also add spotlights, so your yard looks amazing at night.
Here are a few ways you can landscape on a budget. Most of the equipment you can find around the house so, have fun when you are beautifying your yard.