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How Can I Transform My Back Garden On A Budget?

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Getting stuck-in to a bit of gardening is a great way to improve mental and physical health; it’s fun, creative and a brilliant stress-reliever. The only problem with gardening is that it doesn’t always come cheap. 

If you’ve been looking at your back garden and wondering ‘how can I transform my back garden on a budget?’, then we have you covered with seven top tips for how to get stuck-in, without draining your bank balance! Without further ado, here are your top tips for budget garden transformation:

Tip One: Save Money by Doing Things Yourself

The first tip is a simple one, but it can actually end up saving you a lot more money than you might think. Doing some things yourself, like painting new fences, laying flower beds and creating your own garden features can save you a small fortune. 

For most expense garden features, like water fountains, it’s simple and straightforward to build your own – and a lot cheaper!

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Shopping around for plants will seriously reduce the costs, some nurseries will be a lot cheaper than others and if you choose plants that are not currently in flower then you’ll save even more

Tip Two: Shop Around for the Best Budget Plants

Plants are one of the most expensive investments that many people make in their gardens; it’s very easy to spend a lot of money on just one short trip to the garden centre. 

Shopping around for plants will seriously reduce the costs, some nurseries will be a lot cheaper than others and if you choose plants that are not currently in flower then you’ll save even more.  

Tip Three: Recycle Old Furniture for a New Look

Having a nice seating area can make all the difference to gardens big and small, but it doesn’t have to cost thousands or even hundreds of pounds to get a functional and beautiful set of garden furniture. 

Recycling old furniture or items that are being sold at affordable prices can give you a completely customised look without breaking the bank. A little wood/metal treatment and a lick of paint can go a very long way. 

Tip Four: Get the Most Out of Your Garden with Well-Placed Lighting

Lighting in a garden can be absolutely breath-taking, from spotlights that light up your trees to small lights that line your flower beds, you can create something magical. 

With the right know-how, lighting up a garden doesn’t have to be expensive! Hanging string lights from beams or wires over your seating area will create cheap but beautiful lighting. 

Small solar lights around your flower beds are another great way to light up an area and this time you won’t have to worry about increasing your energy bills!

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Cheap flower pots are readily available from most gardening stores, but the affordable options are not always the most eye-catching ones!

Tip Five: Use Affordable Materials to Jazz-Up Your Flower Beds

To save money on plants and to create a beautiful feature out of your flower beds, add gravel or pebbles to the bottom of your flowerbeds. The contrast will look great and you won’t need to invest in a lot of plants to fill the area. 

You can also use an affordable material to jazz-up the outside of your flower beds. Getting creative with different garden edging ideas and using recyled materials will give you a unique look without it costing a fortune. 

Tip Six: Get Creative to Customise Your Planters 

Cheap flower pots are readily available from most gardening stores, but the affordable options are not always the most eye-catching ones. 

Luckily, it doesn’t take much more than just a little paint to turn a bland planter into one that really stands out in the back garden. From creating marbled pots to fabric-covered ones, there are a lot of ways to customise everyday planters. 

Tip Seven: Consider Investing in Resin Paths and Patios

Our final tip requires a bit of an initial investment, but over time it’ll really start to pay off. Investing in a resin patio or path for your garden is a brilliant way to get more back from your garden and even reduce spending on plants and other garden essentials. 

A resin bound surface is the perfect starting point for any garden transformation as it provides a strong, durable and low maintenance garden centrepiece. Having a permanent entertaining space that is long-lasting and good-looking will give your garden a new lease of life. 

While a modern resin patio or traditional winding resin path may not be the cheapest back garden transformation option, it’s the kind of investment that draws the eye – practical but incredibly beautiful.

Transforming a garden doesn’t have to break the bank, you can do it one step at a time and turn your garden into somewhere you want to spend time.

If you would like to learn more about resin surfaces for budget garden transformation, or any of the Home Logic home improvements, then please give us a call today on 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to talk to our team direct!