Arrangement of the local area, courtyard and garden often requires no less expenses than repairs inside the house. Our tips site is ready to tell you how you can save money on landscaping. Tips are simple enough, but effective, proven by the experience of many designers and homeowners.
Make a plan. It is trite, yes, but as in the case of renovation in the house, landscape design and arrangement of the territory require careful planning. Decide exactly what you want to see on your site. A dry stream or an artificial reservoir will be an additional cost item! Think about whether you need a separate gazebo or whether an open terrace next to the house will be enough.
The portal gave you 10 reasons to hire a landscape designer. If none of these reasons apply to the characteristics of your site and plans for the future, you can do it yourself. Use special programs to visualize the future arrangement of your site. It’s not that hard, and many landscape design programs are free or offer demos..
Choose a simple and affordable landscape design style. For example, a regular French garden with topiary will require additional costs for the purchase of plants and their constant care, pruning. According to experts, much less costs will be in the case of an ecological garden design style. Natural forms of plants, the presence of boulders, stumps, rockeries make “naturgarden” really “a garden for the lazy” and significantly reduce the time of caring for it and the cost of arrangement.
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Leave existing objects on the site. For example, a beautiful birch or maple, preserved despite the construction site. An old shed can be repaired and refined, and not built from scratch, because you still need a storage place for gardening tools. Use what you already have, putting things in order on the territory, this will significantly reduce costs.
Save money on garden paths. Clinker and clinker bricks can be a huge expense, as can paving slabs. Choose simple and affordable materials, such as pebbles, gravel, to create loose garden paths. This option will not work if a person with disabilities will move around the site or if it is planned to walk here with a child in a stroller. In all other cases, bulk paths both look beautiful, and perform their function, and are inexpensive. In addition, you can make paths from old brick, fragments of natural stone, remnants of tiles after repairs in the house – also affordable and simple materials.
Don’t go for exotic, buy plants that feel best in your area. Such seedlings from a local nursery will definitely cost less than the imported ones. You may want to plant an adult tree on the site right away, but remember that such plants will cost more and require delivery costs. Better to wait until your thin apple tree turns into a beautiful tree..
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Saving on garden furniture is also a good idea. Try using pallets, old planks to make a DIY outdoor seating kit. This is even better and more original than a cheap set of plastic tables and chairs, which are simply boring..
When choosing between annuals and perennials, give preference to the latter. This will reduce your costs for the annual renewal of the site, it will be a long-term investment.
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Use DIY dotted decorative elements. A repainted flowerbed chair, originally decorated flower pots and containers, an old stump that has become a mushroom thanks to paint and a metal bowl – such items will decorate the site, and completely free of charge.
Landscaping costs can be spread over a couple of years. You should not try to ennoble the entire territory in one summer. Take care of something that needs attention now, such as a courtyard, a terrace or a barbecue area. And leave the plot behind the house for next year, you will have time for everything.