Affordable Landscape Projects for Spring
The arrival of spring weather may have you longing to spruce up your yard. With so many great options for improvements, you can find yourself overwhelmed and over budget. But even with limited funds, you can improve curb appeal. Here are a few simple landscaping ideas that can be done on a small budget.
Perennials come back every year, so over time, they cost less and save money. Both perennial shrubs and plants come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find something in your style and price range. Consider native species, which have acclimated to regional climate conditions.
Not only are ornamental grasses low-maintenance and inexpensive, they look great. They can be planted among flowering plants, used a backdrop or border, or planted alone. Combine a variety of texture and color in clusters for a sleek and modern design.
Decorative planters and containers provide a visual focal point for a minimal cost, and look great in flower beds and yards. Experts recommend clustering planters of different heights and sizes to add depth and dimension. Upcycle used planters by painting them in bright colors.
Rather than an in-ground sprinkler system, opt for inexpensive soaker hoses. These budget-friendly hoses are perforated to allow water to seep through the hose, slowly releasing water to plants near their roots so they get the nutrients they need. Not only is this option significantly less than a sprinkler system, but it is more efficient with less waste, saving money on water bills.
Incorporate stepping stone paths in your yard or garden for a charming look. They come in various shapes and colors and can be relatively inexpensive. Use them to create a path through your yard to a garden or water feature, or even to a garage, shed or mailbox.