Practical Tips for Landscaping Your New Home without Spending a Fortune


Landscaping your new home can add curb appeal to your property. However, hiring a professional landscaper can cost you huge amount of money. If you’re in a budget, you can still beautify your lawn without spending a fortune. Plus, it can also increase its value, which would be beneficial in case you decide to sell it in the future. Here are some tips on how to enhance your lawn for cheap.

Clean Your Lawn

Cleaning your lawn can do wonders. Removing dead branches, weeds and trashes can greatly improve its look. If it has grown plants and trees, cutting them could bring out the hidden beauty of the place. You may be surprised that it may be all you need to do to make it look good. All you need is effort to make it happen.

Go for Native Plants

Native Plants

It may be tempting to purchase exotic plants or those that are unique in order for your place to standout. However, this would also mean spending several dollars as these types of plants can be very expensive. Go for plants that are native to your area. They are much cheaper as they grow locally. Also, they wouldn’t be difficult to grow and maintain as they are used to the temperature of your area.

Use Perennial Plants

Plants that are specific to seasons are not ideal if you’re considering your budget. This is because once they are no longer in their season, they would die and this means that you need to purchase again depending on what season you’re on. Perennial flowers and plants would continue growing for over two years until they reach their maturity. They will be there no matter what season it is. Aside from keeping your lawn beautiful, this is also a huge money saver as you don’t have to keep on spending on buying new seedlings or plants.

Move New Blooms to Other Areas

Another good thing about perennials is that most of them allow their new blooms to be moved and grown. This means that you don’t have to keep purchasing new plants for the other areas of your lawns. You could strategically start growing plants in specific areas and distribute them around once you have new ones to transfer coming from your original plants. As the original ones would keep on growing and producing new blooms, the new transfers would also grow in time and produce new blooms of their own, which again you can transfer on other areas.

Make Use of Natural Rocks

Rocks are used by professionals in landscaping. You can also add this touch on your landscape without spending anything by looking around. There may be big rocks around the area that you can place on your lawn. If there are construction sites near you, these are also great places to find them. You may talk to the project manager to just given them to you for free. They are more likely to agree since they wouldn’t be using them anyway. Just make sure not to overdo it. Three to four huge boulders would do. Find the best spot on where to place them for the best result.

Use Items That You Already Have Around for Planters

Recycle Planters

You don’t have to purchase planters as there are several things that you can recycle for this. Some of these items are old pallets, tires, wine barrels and crates. To add appeal, you may paint them with a bold color like red. This would also hide any stain that they may have, especially if they have been around for a long time. You don’t need to have planters with the same size and shape as having different types could actually give depth and uniqueness on your lawn.

Do you have other tips on how to do your landscaping at a low cost? Type your comments below.

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