One of the joys of owning a home is transforming it into the home of your dreams, however, with all the money spent on interior remodels, it may leave you with little left to spruce up the outside. Thankfully, there are various ways to dress up the exterior of your home and with little money. Whether you have a home remodeling project that left you short on funds or you’re simply bored with your current landscaping theme and need a quick fix, these budget-friendly landscape ideas will help redefine your home’s exterior, so you can enjoy a home that is beautiful both in and out.
Money Saving Landscaping Tip #1: Clean up Your Yard
Sweep the steps, mow the lawn and trim the bushes for instant curb appeal that doesn’t cost a dime.
Money Saving Landscaping Tip #2: Spruce up Your Walkway
The addition of simple bushes such as hydrangeas and rose bushes combined with boxwoods, adds fullness to your walkway without overwhelming it. Add a gravel path and landscape lighting to make it easier to maneuver about, especially at night.
Money Saving Landscaping Tip #3: Incorporate Container Plants
Container plants hung from your porch’s ceiling with care, provides a friendly, welcoming touch. Or, place a few container plants by the front door for a finished look.
Money Saving Landscaping Tip #4: Go Green
Concrete walkways are prone to crumbling over time, which can lead to timely and costly repairs. Ditch your wider concrete walkway for a narrower one, then add a fresh layer of sod, so there’s more green and less crumbling concrete.
Money Saving Landscaping Tip #5: Brighten The Grass
If your yard suffers from dying or lackluster grass, the simple addition of small shrubs and a perennial bed accented by a walkway constructed of pavers, will add charm to your home and help diminish the look of brown, spotty or dull grass.
Money Saving Landscaping Tip #6: Embrace Your Open Space
If your home has an airy porch, as opposed to enclosing it or boxing it in with burly bushes, try embracing your open space instead. Simple additions such as beds of silvery tone drought-tolerant plants, such as succulents, a curving concrete meanders walkway and concrete or stone block framed foundation plantings, compliments your space and gives you something interesting to peer out at.
Money Saving Landscaping Tip #7: Add A Side Path
A side path creates a scenic route for visitors to mosey past flower beds. Construct the path from a material that matches the house and incorporate drought-resistant plants to help conserve water.