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Do More With Less: How To Garden On A Budget

Do you want your garden to look great without spending a load of money? You don’t have to flash the cash to create a beautiful outdoor space that’s the perfect spot for entertaining friends, or enjoying a cold drink after a long week in the office.

Whether you’ve long since dreamed of getting a little more green fingered, or you simply know that your current garden is sending out all the wrong vibes, these tips will help you get started!

Incorporate Shape

If you want to truly make your garden space look different, cut it into a shape. There are a lot of options; for example, you can do a rectangle or a circle. All you need is a spade and a string to get started. Mark your space and then get rid of all the grass that you don’t need. This doesn’t require any special skills and you should be able to do it in one day. It won’t break the bank, either, as you should have both string and a spade at home already!

Use Perennials

If you want to make your flower beds look beautiful, you need to fill them with plants. Pick up some perennials and divide them; this will save you money and it really isn’t as hard to do as you would think. Some of the best plants to try are geraniums, astrantia and geums. All you need to do is get the plant out of the pot and then pull off a few sections. Make sure each section has root included. Then, replant those sections where you want them to go. As they get bigger, you can do the process all over again. After a few years, your flower beds will look amazing and you won’t be out a lot of money. These can look great in Spanish planters in the yard.

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Plant Trees

Trees are great for gardens for a variety of reasons. They are big and fill the space, they last a long time, and they don’t cost a lot of money. Certain types of trees work a little better in gardens; for example, the Juneberry and crab apple won’t overwhelm the space.

Go Gravel

Paving a pathway costs a lot of money. Instead, consider putting down gravel as an alternative! You simply need to mark where you want it to go and get rid of any grass or soil that is in the space. Put down a permeable membrane so that you don’t have issues with weeds later on. Then, put down your gravel. You want a product that looks good with your grass and flowers; something like Honey Stone is always a good choice.

Put Up Lights

A little bit of lighting goes a long way. Fairy lights are easy to find and they don’t cost a lot of money. They are also simple to install, and you can leave them up all year round! You can put them just about anywhere, including on trees, around fences, or on furniture. An electrician is not necessary to get them up and running.

Do you have any tips for gardening on a budget? Leave them in the comments below!