As the weather warms, we all try to spend as much time as possible outside and in our backyards, and the longer you spend , the more ideas you dream up to make your yard that more pleasing. However, the costs of these ideas can accumulate quickly, so it’s better to be a little thrifty so here of some tips to help you upgrade your backyard on a budget this year:
Lay fertilizer through the entire year and lay a few grass seed on bare or sparse areas of your yard. You can usually purchase enough grass seed to patch and thicken your lawn for $6-$18/bag, so with fertilizer and this, you can expect around a $75 investment during the summer and spring to get a beautifully green lawn.
Find affordable patio furniture by shopping during non-peak times of the year, for example early spring or late fall. You could even stop by garage sales or thrift store to find patio furniture that is in good shape, then upgrade the furniture to fit your style. It’s amazing what a can of outdoor furniture spray paint can do to freshen up your old furniture.
You can also get creative with cinder blocks, which are relatively inexpensive and can create one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture for your patio.
Cement work can be pricey and including a deck can quickly blow off your garden budget, but filling a space with fine gravel is a less expensive way to create a space that is separate from the lawn where your patio furniture may go.
Solar lighting has come a long way in the past few years in terms of affordability, and now solar lights for your lawn are fairly inexpensive. It is possible to use these to line your side walk, garden, or patio, or you could attach them to the posts of your fence for light all around the yard.
Narrow down where you’d like to plant things in your garden then select out what exactly you are going to plant. It’s best choosing perennials when on a budget since, although all plants will require some investment up front, perennials will return year after year so you won’t have to keep investing money into them. Bushes and wild grasses have a tendency to do a good job of filling spaces throughout a yard and being eye pleasing.
If you’ve got a wooden fence, benefit from the additional room for planting annuals or succulents. You are able to use terracotta pots and flower pot hangers to earn a decorative hanging backyard which will add colour and dimension to your lawn for less than $25!
Putting bird feeders in your garden will promote visits from a number of birds, and this also provides many benefits for your well-being and your yard such as lowered stress levels, pest control and weed control, and enhanced plant pollination. This is a cheap addition to your garden that can bring you pleasure and will help keep your yard in peak form.
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