Just because you are on a budget doesn’t mean that you can’t make your garden look absolutely amazing. With the right materials, anyone can pull off these incredible budget garden inspiration ideas. Which is your favorite?
Budget Garden Inspiration Ideas: DIY
Make Your Own Fire Pit
Fire pits can cost an arm and a leg when bought at the store, but you can save some serious dough if you make your own! And you don’t even need to be a stonemason. With one of these easy tutorials and a weekend of your time, you can make the corner of your yard a little cozier with one of these. Which design do you think you will go with?
Use Perennial Ground Cover
Purchasing plants is often what eats up a bulk of your landscaping budget. Who knew that they could be so expensive and pricey? If you don’t have a ton to spend on plants, but want your yard to still have some of that landscaping appeal, try landscaping with perennial ground cover plants. Since these plants come back every year and grow EXCEPTIONALLY fast, you can landscape anything that you need to at half the cost. Check out this list of great perennials that work as ground cover.
Use Mulch (Kind Of)
Mulch is a great way to make your flower beds look pretty and healthy. Plus, mulch is a great way to feed your plants. However, mulch CAN be pretty expensive. Instead of purchasing mulch, build your own compost bin instead. That way you can turn things like table scraps into mulch instead! Learn how to get started composting for beginners here.
Budget Garden Inspiration Ideas: Patio
Recycle Old Furniture
Got some old furniture that you aren’t exactly keen on these days? Don’t throw it away! Re-purpose it for outdoors, instead. For example, you can turn an old bed into a literal “flower bed,” or an old indoor bench into something suited for the outdoors with a quick coat of stain. If you’re on a budget, looking at what you already have available for your yard is the best place to start.
Recycle Tires And Things For Planters
Planters can make your patio look complete, but they also come at a price. Buying pottery is so expensive! Instead of purchasing new planters, all you have to do is recycle what you already have. Things like tires (when painted a bright color, of course!) work great, as do old pallets, crates, wooden buckets, or even furniture (as mentioned above). You can even make your own concrete planters with this tutorial of mine.
Add A Bright Coat Of Paint
Sometimes, a little color is all you need. Brighten up your backyard by painting all of your patio furniture in a bright color of some sort. Don’t be afraid to mix, match, and really go wild. It’s just paint, after all. If you hate it, you can redo it!
Budget Garden Ideas: Small
Turn an old pallet into a wonderful garden with this easy tutorial from Mr. Fix It. This project SERIOUSLY takes minutes to create and you can put it up just about anywhere because it practically takes zero space. When I had my first apartment, I grew all of our veggies in something like this.
When decorating a small space, you want to make sure your furniture folds up when not in use to allow for more living space. But if you don’t want to spend tons of money on something store-bought, you can actually make your own. Check out this tutorial from Carl Jacobsen to learn how to build your own DIY fold up garden chairs.