How to update and style your garden on a budget

It can be difficult and overwhelming to know where the start when revamping your garden, particularly if you don’t have the budget or want to spend much of your hard-earned savings. Updating your garden doesn’t necessarily mean ripping out your existing features and purchasing expensive furniture, it can be as simple as a good tidying up or adding in a few plants. Here we discuss some top tips for transforming your garden on a budget and how easy it can be!

Tidy the area

The first thing you should aim to do is ensure your garden space is clean and tidy. Any rubbish or bits of fallen branches and leaves should be placed in garden waste bags. A pressure washer can then be used to remove any debris from your walkways and patio area. Next is the task of making sure your garden is free from unwanted plants and overgrown shrubs.

Traditionally, weeds should be removed by hand where possible and weedkillers should only be used when this is not possible. It is important that these are eradicated due to their nutrient-stealing nature. Hedges can be neatened using a cordless hedge trimmer, which means you don’t need to worry about cables not being long enough to reach your whole garden area. The final steps should then include watering and mowing the lawn, ensuring that you water directly into the ground.

Add some plants

If you don’t have much space in your garden or aren’t experienced with gardening, potted plants may be your go-to. You can decide on whatever size or shape you want the pots to be, or you can opt for recycled materials, such as old tins and buckets – this way you can save money and do your bit to save the environment.

If you’re an avid gardener, you could even try growing your own plants from seeds, a much cheaper alternative that you may even find from within your garden if you’re lucky. You should regularly inspect your plants and keep up a deadheading routine. This is so new buds can grow and you can keep an eye out for any issues with your plants.

Create some privacy

Our homes are meant to be our safe haven and so privacy is of utmost importance to us. This shouldn’t just be confined to the home; we should be able to feel sheltered in our garden also. If you’re looking for a way to produce a boundary around your garden, DIY fencing is a suitable alternative.

You can easily locate cheap or free materials in your local area or purchase recycled materials online. Any material can be chosen for the project, including old fencing and bamboo poles. If you’re looking to be creative with your project, consider using chicken wire and create a moss or flower wall.

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