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How to improve your garden on a budget

improve your garden on a budget

We all want to have a beautiful garden ready to enjoy whenever we want to. Sometimes, it can be tricky to create the perfect garden without spending a lot of money. In this blog, we’re letting you know how to improve your garden on a budget.

There are many ways that you can re-design your garden to make it look more appealing. So whether you’re after low-maintenance garden ideas or have plenty of time to spend in the garden – there are options for everyone.

How to make your garden look nice on a budget

Colour scheme

The first simple way to make your garden look nice for less is to follow a colour scheme. Your colour scheme can be incorporated through your garden furniture, fence colours and even your flower beds too.

Many people are choosing the colour grey for their outdoor spaces at the moment, as it can help to make spaces look bigger and offer a clean appearance.

Adding a colour scheme to your garden might sound like a big job, but it actually isn’t. All you need to do is head to a local DIY store, pick up some paint you like and get to work. It’s likely that fence panels may need a couple of coats of paint to look their best.

Outdoor furniture

In recent years, there have been many more options for those buying garden furniture, from egg chairs to hot tubs, there are so many options. If you’re looking for cheap garden ideas, you could head to a local charity shop or look online at what furniture is out there. If you don’t find anything, you could have a look at the supermarkets where they often have furniture for sale for a limited period of time.

If you choose to buy secondhand furniture, you can easily bring it back to life. For example, if you find a garden bench, you can sand it down and then use exterior paint to add a lovely new colour. You don’t need to spend money on expensive garden furniture; recycled materials can also make great furniture. You’ll find plenty of ideas that use natural garden materials.

You can even give your garden shed a makeover and add things like outdoor rugs to brighten up the space. A garden shed is also a great place to store garden tools, garden soil, grass seed and plant pots when not in use.

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Add some lighting

This is one of the best cheap garden ideas. Lights can really bring your space to life, and there are so many options to choose from for your own garden. You might choose to have tall lights, fairy lights or even fence lights. You can find various lighting options in many shops, so you shouldn’t struggle to find some. It can be nice to add garden lighting around hanging planters.

It’s up to you what colour lights you choose to have. Often, white or off-white lights can make your garden appear bigger. Adding lighting is a low-maintenance garden idea if you’re on a budget in the UK.

Many outdoor lights are solar lights, which can help you to save money. If your lights are solar-powered, you’ll need to make sure they’re positioned in a way that will generate energy.

Add some garden edging

Garden edging can make your garden look bigger and much more organised. There are so many other benefits to consider. Garden edging can also help to reduce the risk of weeds growing in your grass. This is because the lawn edging acts as a barrier between the two.

Lawn edging can also help you to let guests know where they can and cannot go in your garden. For example, if you have a flowerbed that you do not want to be walked on. You should also ensure that your edging solution is well-made and can withstand bad weather.

Our garden edging solution is made from recycled rubber, which makes it weatherproof and robust. Your lawnmower wheels can easily glide over your edging to avoid any damage.

FlexiBorder can also be used on curved areas up to 70 degrees. We now also have FlexiCorner, which can be used to create corners at a 90-degree angle. Take a look at our shop to see the variety of garden edging colours we have available. All of our options are cost-effective and will look great around your entire garden. Shop FlexiBorder here.

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Choose your flowers wisely

Your flowers and shrubbery can help to make your garden look more beautiful. You might want to follow a colour scheme with your flowers or even create a more vibrant design. You can select a range of bedding plants.

Check out our blog on the best ideas for flowerbed borders.

Consider some landscaping

Landscaping is very much in fashion, and it’s definitely an option if you are planning a garden re-design. You could head to garden centres to purchase everything you need and get to work for a more budget garden idea.

Make sure you clean any paved areas and patio slabs regularly to keep them looking their best.

Create a DIY garden bar

What better way to prepare for summer garden parties than to create a bar in your outdoor space? You can do this easily using wooden pallets and hooks for the wall. Or, you could find an outdoor drinks trolley. You could also use old wooden crates as tables for guests. This is a great example of budget garden ideas that can give your outdoor area a new lease of life.

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DIY garden ideas for small spaces

Building your dream garden with a small space doesn’t need to be a challenge. There are plenty of ways to make the garden look more beautiful. Get planning your garden layout; you can still enjoy the summer in a small garden. Here are some of the easiest budget garden ideas.

  • Use climbing plants up the garden wall
  • Be brave with how you display your plants
  • Have a simple colour with pops of bright colours such as orange, yellow and pink
  • Plant shrubs and place potted plants carefully in terms of what they need – shade/sunlight
  • Add hanging baskets or hang plant pots with existing plants
  • Add garden ornaments to your garden design
  • Add a small garden table
  • Add lawn edging to separate areas where people can relax
  • Avoid oversized planters
  • Remove all garden waste

There are lots of small garden ideas for you to consider.

There are so many fantastic ways to improve your garden on a budget. We hope this blog has been helpful regarding the simplest cheap garden ideas. Our friendly team is always happy to help you organise your garden space. Find out more about how to install lawn edging.

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