Planning your dream backyard is an exciting experience, but it’s important to remember that you don’t have to break the bank to achieve the look, feel, and ambiance that you desire. While you can spend thousands on expensive features, a little ingenuity and a touch of motivation are all you need to create a truly unique look that you can be proud of. To help you get started, Laborjack has put together a list of these backyard landscaping ideas to fit any budget.
7 Ways to Spruce Up Your Backyard
1. Use mulch alternatives.
Mulch can really make a difference to your gardens and flower beds, but it’s also somewhat expensive if you have a larger area to cover. You can save some cash by choosing an alternative option such as shredded leaves, pine needles, stones, or even dried grass clippings. Any of these will look better than just dirt or topsoil!
2. Add a splash of color.
Painting your fence, planters, metal or plastic chairs, or other existing features can give your backyard a fresh look that complements the rest of your budget-friendly alterations. If you have leftover paint from another project, you might not even have to spend money at all! Flowers and small plants can also be used to bring color into your outdoor area if painting isn’t your thing.
3. Plant useful plants.
How about some inexpensive decor that also produces food? By planting herbs or small vegetables, you can have your backyard looking great – and eat it, too! Or, choose specific plants that drive bugs away, such as citronella grass, rosemary, chives, garlic, marigolds, mint, or lavender, to keep your outdoor space enjoyable (and smelling great).
4. Build a fire pit.
You’ll want a dedicated gathering place to enjoy outdoor dinners and entertain with friends and family, and what better way than to build a classic wood fire pit? You can search for used fire bowls online, or get creative and use rocks, concrete blocks, or other inexpensive materials to construct your own.
5. Plant a tree.
Depending on the starting size, planting trees can be an affordable way to spruce up your backyard and add some privacy as well. Not to mention the shade – if you don’t have air conditioning, sitting under the shade of a tree during the summer can help you keep cool and stay in touch with nature.
6. String up some patio lights.
Crank up the summer night ambiance with some patio string lights that will illuminate your space and make entertaining cozy and fun. You can wrap them around pillars, hang them on your fence, line your gardens or patio, or hang them above for that classic chill look. There are numerous options available for every budget, and then it’s as simple as plugging them in.
7. Reuse and recycle.
Consider what objects or materials you might have lying around at home and check out sites like Pinterest for DIY ideas that can help you recycle instead of buying new. Old pallets, flower boxes, antique chairs, tools, or other pieces can really enhance the look of your landscaping and don’t have to add unnecessary expense. You can shop garage sales to find unique items, too.
Why Choose Laborjack?
When you’ve figured out how you want to redo your backyard and need a little extra hand getting things set up, check out Laborjack! Regardless of whether you need help moving heavy objects, doing light gardening or yard maintenance, or want your new tree planted, you can find the muscle you need at an affordable rate. Book online today.