Gardens bring glory to the houses. It’s a visual treat to the eyes, and turning it into a paradise is blissful. However, many lives with a misconception that giving new life to their garden requires big buck spending. Absolutely not!
A wealth of upgrades can be achieved on a budget, making a huge difference in your garden’s appearance. TLC (Tender, Love and Care) is a common ingredient of a good-looking garden. On that account, you should surely take a tour of the tips for maintaining your lawn.
Besides maintenance, implement these seven on-budget gardening ideas to give your garden a new life.
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1. Deck Up With Flowers
It may sound cliché, but a colourful garden looks gaudier. Pick some of your favourite flowers (that’s suitable in your location, of course!), like Violas, Pansies, etc., as they come for as little as a pound. They bloom again year after year. On the other hand, flowers like Sunflowers and Nigellas, etc., thrive in two months. Whichever flower you’d like to bloom, we recommend reading instructions to plant them and care for them.
2. Produce A Vegetable Garden With Scraps
When sitting at home for almost a year, most households became veggie gardeners. From chillies to sweet pepper, many turned organic. But growing a full-scale veggie patch doesn’t have to cost you big bucks. Try a tidy vegetable trug. Aftermath, pick some spring onions and celery from your kitchen; they’ll regrow from their roots. It’s simple; cut them from their stems and put their roots down in a glass of water. When you observe their new roots, plant them in your garden. And water regularly.
3. Add Drama To The Backdrop
Besides planting flowers, there are other clever and cheap ways too to make your garden look mesmerizing. Paint your shed or fence. Additionally, chuck out those different hues of brown. Instead, look for something blue or bright pink. It will make your flowers and plants pop against it. Whatever colour you choose, make sure that it complements your interior style and shade.
4. Lift Up Your Pots Game
Just planting flowers and veggies isn’t sufficient. Play around with pots – another in-budget idea to perk up your garden! There are ample ways to do it. Either colour them or recycle them. If you want to imbibe a country garden feel, choose stone and neutral colours. They’ll materialise your greenery. Or, if you miss your beaches, then pick a coastal theme for your garden by picking navy blue pots and cultivating yellow and cherry red flowers or veggies. Furthermore, if you’ve leftover aluminium tins, then reuse them by splashing colours on them. They are great to cultivate herbs.
5. Make Your Grass Tuneful
The majority of households tend to overlook the maintenance part of their lawns. Remember, that’s the cheapest way to look after your garden. Regular mowing, proper watering and scattered seeds are crucial steps towards a lush green lawn. Another secret – the more you mow, the better results you’ll procure. For watering, water your mature grass only once a week (from June to September) and water early in the morning. Also, learn some ways to save water in your garden (you’ll save utility bills!). This way, your grass will sing melodiously.
6. Illuminate Your Space
The perfect way to utilize your garden for entertainment purposes after dawn is to add some lights. The in-budget technique for accessorizing! The best part of is, there are myriad options available online to light up your garden. From candles to lanterns to solar lights to fairy lights, they will ornate your garden. If you have gravel paths, then arrange some lights there. You’ll thank yourself when you host a dinner party in your house!
7. Create A Garden Bar
A quick refreshment after a long hectic day or a relaxing weekend is the need of the hour! No other space other than your garden (after your bathroom) will give you tranquillity. So, style your garden bar with recycled furniture or wooden pallets. Mount them to the wall accompanied by two chains on the two sides. They’ll help you to drop down whenever you need. It requires minimal effort and money. For a little pound, you’ll get a bar in your garden.
These were some chunks of ideas to spruce up your garden with a minimal budget. But remember, ideas are endless. From upcycling to accessorizing, you can make an instant, cost-effective transformation to your garden. The best of all, declutter. Sometimes, a cluttered garden disables you to see the potential of your space.