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Budget-Friendly Landscaping Ideas

Posted February 13th, 2019 by Garden & Greenhouse in ,

A beautiful landscape can make even a simple house look elegant. And the good news is, you don’t need a professional gardener or a massive budget to achieve a beautiful landscape. You can make your beautiful backyard without spending too much. All you need are the following tips:

Determine your Space and Topography

The space available and the topography of it for landscaping should be considered first. It’ll give you a hint of how many and what type of plants to select, arrange and grow in your backyard. It will also serve as a basis for your layout. When you have a small yard, you can include flowering plants or potted plants in your layout to optimize the space. If you have a larger yard, you can plant larger shrubs and trees.

Make a Simple Layout or Landscape Plan

In addition to visualizing how your yard would look before you begin work, making a layout diagram will save you a lot of time, effort and money at the end of the day. Planning and putting everything you have in mind on a piece of paper helps you determine the available plants in your area and the kind of plants that best grow in your target site.

Recycle Used Containers

Bottles whether plastic or glass can be used instead of traditional containers. Today, a lot of home-gardeners create a sophisticated arrangement of containers that blend well with the plants. For instance, big plastic bottles can be carefully cut into an artistic feature and can serve as pots for small plants or those with shallow roots. This saves money and recycles existing items whis is good for the environment.

Choose Low Maintenance Shrubs and Perennials

Good landscaping is designed to last for years, making shrubs or perennials ideal for it. Some plants look good for just a few months and eventually wither and die. Some plants need to be watered most of the time and require the right amount of fertilizers to grow well. To save energy, time and even money, choose plants that can live for several years while growing beautifully as they age. When you have perennials, you can save so much from buying plants again and again.

Conclusion

A homeowner can create a beautiful landscape without following the conventional and expensive landscaping models. A little imagination and determination are the best capital for a low-cost yet elegant landscape. Remember that the key to successful landscaping is utilizing most of the available resources with careful planning with the right implementation. As long as you’re happy and satisfied with the outcome, nobody can question the quality of your landscape.

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