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How to Revamp Your Garden on a Budget

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If you want to revamp your garden but do not have enough money, you should not worry. It is still possible to transform your outdoor space into the garden of your dreams without spending a fortune. Here are some tips that will help you to revamp your garden on a budget.

Plan

You have to ensure that you are ready for a change then see whether it is possible to reuse what you already have. What do you have in mind? You need to get it right the first time. Start by measuring your garden and do it right to avoid doing it again. After this, you should spend money on the best materials because they will last longer and save you money in the end.

Enlist Help

You should call your friends to help you lay the terrace, clear the garden, and plant. Once they finish, you can host a barbeque to show them your appreciation. Instead of spending money on building a new fence, you should consider repainting your existing one.

Moreover, you should use self-binding gravel instead of stone when building paths because this gravel costs less. The cost of labor for laying self-binding gravel is also cheaper than that of laying actual stones.

Shop Around

If you are not too fussy with natural stone choices, you should shop around because its cost differs greatly. Instead of natural stone, which is expensive, you could opt for ceramic tiles – just make sure that they are not slippery. Instead of buying pots, you should visit a recycling center near you to find cheap containers.

Reclamation yards are also great places to find exterior things. When looking for a sprinkler, you should visit different sprinkler system companies to compare prices.

Recycle Furniture

If you do not have the money to buy outdoor furniture, you should consider repainting brown indoor furniture for outside use. A new coat of paint will preserve the wood and make it last longer. Of course, it will not last forever, but at least it will last until you find money to buy weatherproof outdoor furniture.

Strong Landscaped Lines

You can turn a small garden space into an attractive one by making use of strong landscaped lines.  You can achieve this look by creating some interlocking zones using unique materials such as decorative stones and wood-stained decking. Strong landscaped lines will help you to achieve a classy look even in the tiniest garden.

Penny-pinch with Plants

You can grow your plants from cuttings and seeds or swap plants with neighbors and friends. You could opt for shrubs or herbaceous perennials that come back every year. When purchasing, you need to make smart decisions: for instance, it would be helpful to know that bulbs are cheaper during autumn.

Instead of spending a lot on container-grown plants in the summer or spring, you should consider buying bare-root plants during autumn when they are most affordable. You should not avoid smaller shrubs because of their slow growth – you just need to exercise patience.

Fold-up Furniture

Investing in furniture that folds up will make your garden more spacious and reduce clutter. A table that folds up is ideal for the summer months. You can fold it up during the colder months and store it away.

Cheap Matching Décor

You should choose décor that matches your furniture. For instance, if you are looking for a lantern, you could visit online websites such as LanternandScroll.com to find a match.

 

The above tips will come in handy if you are looking to revamp your garden on a budget. Just make sure that you plan for everything.

 

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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