You don’t need to choose between taking care of your lawn and taking care of your budget. Our landscape designers know that you take a lot of pride in your yard but you also need to keep your finances in order to live comfortably. If you’re looking for an affordable way to refresh and renew your property, consider these five budget-friendly landscaping ideas that will make your yard shine.
1. Create Pathways
Pathways are exceptional additions that spruce up your yard while creating a functional feature that you’ll use all year. Your walkway options can vary from simple gravel or mulch paths to more elaborate stone pathways. Costs will range depending on which material you choose but you’ll save a hefty amount by installing the path yourself. This feature is also virtually maintenance-free, keeping your budget in check throughout the year.
2. Selective Landscaping
Believe it or not, you can transform your yard with the most minimal landscaping. Take a close look at your front lawn and get creative with small areas. For instance, you can covert a strip of grass along the exterior wall of your house into an easy-to-manage garden with a few simple products. Create a mulch or rock bed, pick a few plants that can survive the winter like catmint, pansies or wintergreen boxwood, and line your new garden with smooth stones. With a handful of supplies and a few hours of work, you can affordably brighten up your yard.
3. Lawn Lighting
Let your yard shine — literally. Keep in mind that curb appeal applies at night as well as during the day time. Lights along pathways create safe spaces for walking and illuminate your outdoor spaces for enjoyment into the night. By selecting affordable lights and placing them in strategic locations around your yard, you can increase the curb appeal, safety and visibility with a single budget-friendly purchase.
4. Plant a Tree
A single tree can instantly transform your yard. If you live in a Tree City, you may be able to obtain a free tree from your town during Arbor Day each year. As your tree grows, it will provide your home with shade, potentially helping to reduce your heating and cooling bills. A tree in your front yard may also increase your curb appeal and your home’s value.
5. Install a Fire Pit
An outdoor fire pit is an amazing addition to any backyard but most homeowners don’t realize that it can also be a created on a budget. In fact, there are some ways you can accomplish this installation for less than $100, depending on which materials you choose to use. Dig a small hole or clear a circle of your lawn and cover the surface with sand or gravel. Place pavers around the circle, stacking them two or three high. Grab a chair, some wood and relax around your new fire pit.
Affordable Landscaping Services
The best way to make your outdoor space shine is with help from a full-service residential landscaping company. Fox Hollow Landscape & Design can work with your budget to transform your yard into a beautiful outdoor space. From landscape lighting and design to lawn and tree care, we will use our decades of experience and quality materials to give you the perfect yard! Contact us today to discover how quickly you can affordably enhance your lawn or view our blog for more helpful landscaping tips.