What's the Best Way to Transform a Garden on a Budget?
Creating a beautiful garden is the dream of many people, but all too often, they believe that it will take a complete makeover to achieve. These makeovers inevitably cost time and money - and in the current economic climate, who has either?
The truth of the matter though is that improving your garden from drab to fab is easier than expected, and doesn’t need to come with all of the expenses you might be dreading.
So just what is the best way to transform a garden on a budget? It's time to find out...
How To Transform A Garden On A Budget
Bring in The Cavalry!
One of the biggest cost outlays when it comes to garden renovation is the hiring of outside help, such as landscapers and professional gardeners to do the dirty work for you.
While you can rest assured that they will get the job done, it’s not the goal you’re chasing if you want to transform your garden on a budget.
Instead, consider finding help from friends and family. There are some people who want the garden to be their own little project and won’t allow anybody else to even come near a potted plant or pair of garden shears, but this can take years.
Getting your hands dirty with your nearest and dearest and even making a party out of it will not just make the whole project easier and save you money, it will be something you’re all in together – you can look back on your hard work when it is completed with pride and fond memories to match.
Finding interesting and innovative solutions to using otherwise discarded products will help make garden - as well as your fingers - as green as possible
Recycle and Reuse
Believe it or not, there are so many things lying around the house that you can use to help you decorate and use in your garden transformation that won’t cost you a penny.
Recycling and reusing old bottles to use as plant pots and repurposing old drawers to use as planters are two great ways of saving money and ensuring that any of your old items don't go to waste.
Recycling old products that otherwise would find their way into a landfill and deteriorate slowly is an excellent and responsible way of contributing towards saving the environment.
Finding interesting and innovative solutions to using otherwise discarded products will help make your garden - as well as your fingers - as green as possible.
But it’s not just the plastic and old drawers that can be reused.
You can also make use of furniture - either from your own house, or bought cheap from second hand stores, to give your garden a cosy and comfortable quirkiness to improve the atmosphere (and save you lugging it to the dump!)
Over the years, your garden paths, borders, and fence will get mucked up with mud, moss, and general weather wear; as much as you might have told yourself you will get it sorted, you just (like most of us!) never found the time
Green and Clean
Simply giving your garden path, walkways and other areas a thorough clean can transform the appearance of your garden without needing to splash out of professional landscapers.
Over time, your garden paths, borders, and fence will get mucked up with mud, moss, and general wear from weather; as much as you might have told yourself you will get it sorted, you just never found the time.
Taking the garden hose and giving the problem areas a good wash down will give your garden the gleam that makes it look suitably impressive.
You will be surprised at the difference something as simple as a thorough clean can make, so don’t wait any longer-get washing, and get rid of that ghastly grime!
Alternatively, a simple rock garden adds visual intrigue for minimal outlay; complement it with low-maintenance cacti plants and you're pretty much good to go!
Making the Most Of It
Looking at the kind of layout you already have and switching it up by moving things here and there to create a more welcoming space is one of the cheapest solutions to transforming your garden on a budget.
The garden itself is full of all sorts of elements that you can use as decoration, so making the most of these is vital.
Whether you want to use rocks you find lurking under the soil (after giving them a quick clean!) to create a border, or take cuttings from already standing trees and plants, you will be able to keep with the natural appearance of your garden and not have to resort to artificial accessories that take away a lot of the charm.
Alternatively, a simple rock garden adds visual intrigue; complement it with low-maintenance cacti plants and you're pretty much good to go!
If you are considering a garden transformation, then do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at Home Logic and discover your options for making your garden a place where you can relax, light up the barbecue, and enjoy what the summer months have to offer!
Oh, How Your Garden Glows
Transforming your garden will fill you with pride and make you happy to show off your work with garden parties all summer long.
Everybody loves to kick back and soak up the sun in the garden over the summer, so don’t wait any longer and get your gloves out.
If you are considering a garden transformation, then do not hesitate to get in touch with us here at Home Logic and discover your options for making your garden a place where you can relax and enjoy the summer months.
We offer everything from fencing to decking and would be happy to assist with any and all queries – it can sometimes pay to splash out on the garden improvements that will be in place for years to come! Give us a call today on 0800 1700 636 and let us help you turn your outside area into a stunning space to feel proud of!