You want your landscape to look great, but have that look without breaking your budget. Right? Consider using these improvement ideas that are top-of-the-line and yet inexpensive.
Start With Low Maintenance Landscape Improvement
There are a number of common landscape areas to focus on so that you can see what you can get done easily and cheaply on your own! We have touched on a few that may be something you have in your backyard! See our main ideas below.
Clear the yard completely. Weed and haul the yard scraps yourself. It is the basis of everything else you want to get done in your backyard. Start with this.
Do you have one yet? Get a space ready for it so it is ready for you to plant when the season arrives. Purchase some soil and fertilizer to get the ground neat and ready for seedlings. Raised beds are great for vegetable gardens, too.
Trim and define your hedges
Smaller bushes can be shaped and beautified with a pair of shears. For larger bushes, get an electric hedge trimmer to get the job done fast!
Edge your lawn
Rent or purchase a lawn-edging tool for use around your patio, your sidewalks, and driveway where a lawnmower just doesn’t do the job!
Raised flower beds
Keep it simple here. These are easy to construct, you can place them in any prime spot, and they work wonders for your flowering plants and in highlighting areas of your landscape!
A shovel and garden gloves are all you need to prevent weeds and freshen flowerbed and garden soil. Cover the soil’s surface with organic mulch such as chipped or shredded tree bark. Mulch also holds in moisture and improves the fertility of your soil. It improves the overall look of your planting areas as well.
When to hire a professional for your landscape needs
There are things you can do yourself, like clipping lower branches that are damaged or “in the way.” But, you really should hire some help to reduce the height of your trees, to remove a tree and its stump, or to remove tree limbs near power lines.
Again,these are easy and cheap landscaping ideas. Take a walk around your landscape and see what you can do now. You can achieve your landscaping goals and still stay within your budget.
Safer and Cleaner Playgrounds
Take away the need for ongoing maintenance and install top-quality artificial playground turf in your children’s outside play area. It helps both children and parents enjoy home or community playground areas by installing turf under the playground equipment.
- Your children will be safer and cleaner playing on turf rather than grass and soil.
- Artificial turf is the safest playground surface because it can add padding options to reduce injury if a child falls on it.
- Water drains from this turf, and it always looks beautiful. Use it 365 days a year!
Artificial turf adds safety and quality to backyard playsets or public play areas. They are perfect places for your best choices in playground turf.
Your outdoor “dream” kitchen
Are you thinking of putting in some “outdoor fireside appliances” in your backyard living space? Some outdoor kitchens that you dream of may need to be professionally designed and constructed, taking many months and will likely be very expensive.
There are convenient, simpler, and cheaper answers to your questions about getting an outdoor kitchen into your living space. To stay on your budget and enjoy quick and easy installation, you need to look at modular barbecue islands! Find a high-quality source for your outdoor kitchen components in your area – businesses that sell a wide range of barbecue components to craft your outdoor kitchen.
- Consider your budget and your needs. Solid details on each can create the perfect outdoor set-up for your needs.
- Evaluate your available backyard space and anticipated party group sizes. Knowing this will help you determine if you want a “U” shaped or an “L” shaped kitchen in your outdoor space and the equipment you need to host seamless events!
- You can purchase grills, cabinets, countertops, and more for your kitchen arrangement. You can put together complete modules without any construction at your end!
So, don’t think you cannot do this! There are experts to help you get your hands on just what you need to bring your outdoor living space to a new level! It will save you time and money to make your outdoor kitchen a reality.
New outdoor decor trends
The pandemic has changed our lives in so many ways. Many people are now working from home and have needed to elevate the look of their surroundings that they are now calling their worksite! Outdoor décor has become a popular and valuable addition to these workspaces, to outdoor living spaces, and general landscape areas.
You can make your outdoor home feel like a comfortable resort with some easy and inexpensive upgrades. Do some research to find the best, yet least expensive, items?
Get some resort-style furnishings including lounge chairs, loveseats, or sofas?
- Ambiance Lighting creates a luxurious outdoor atmosphere like candles do for your indoor spaces. Look at oil lanterns, decorative lights, decorative strings of lights… all of these can create dreamlike reflections in your outdoor living space.
- Outdoor dining areas let you enjoy every minute of sunshine. You can bring your dining room outside with stylish tables and chairs, cupboards and serving trays and more.
- Outdoor planters create a vivid outdoor garden anywhere on your deck or patio using unique and stylish planters for large or small plants.
- An outdoor workspace might give your at-home workstation a whole new look to add some positive atmosphere and variety to your workday. You can put together complete workstations for your deck or patio area with comfortable chairs, work tables, and more.
- Outdoor Living rooms in pavilions, separate from the patio area are popular as well. You have all the comforts of your living room outside. Be sure to have comfortable furnishings with plenty of tabletop space for beverages and snacks!
- Modern Fire Pits are extremely popular and you can find very simple ones that you can install easily yourself. Consider them a “social” magnet. A fire pit can become a popular center of activity in your outdoor living space. They bring warmth and great ambiance lighting that ties your outdoor living space together, inviting more family time .S’mores, anyone?
- Durable Outdoor Accessories are what you need. When you are looking for any of the outdoor decor items mentioned here, be sure to check the materials in each item to be sure they are durable and can be used outside. These would include lanterns, rugs, drapes, shades…double check them to be sure they can be used outdoors!
This list of ideas for improving the quality and look of your landscape and outdoor living spaces inexpensively and easily will continue to grow. There are limitless possibilities for you to have the backyard of your dreams.