Is your garden looking a little worse for wear? Is it in need of a complete transformation to make it more habitable? Whether you need to repair your fence, reseed your lawn or give your garden a top to bottom transformation, there are many things you can do to approve its appeal on a tight budget.
Check out these great tips for transforming your garden without breaking the bank:
Paint Your Furniture
If your current garden furniture is rusty, dirty and past its best, you can quickly transform it from trash to treasure by sanding it down with a piece of sandpaper and a wooden block before giving it a new coat of paint. Small cans of outdoor paint can be bought very cheaply, but it might be worth asking around for any partially used cans locally. Many people will be glad to get rid of the clutter, and you’ll get some free paint and a brand-new furniture makeover practically for free.
If you don’t already have any furniture, you’re missing out on the opportunity to spend some time relaxing in the garden. Thankfully you can rent and buy furniture for the outdoors at very reasonable monthly prices, so if you don’t have the budget to purchase a garden set outright, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out completely.
Patch it With Pallets
If there are holes in your fence and you don’t want your beloved pooch to make a break for it, instead of forking out for expensive new fencing, pick up some free pallets from local stores and use the wood to patch up any holes. With a coat of paint and some fence sealant, they’ll look just as good as a new fence, and you’ll make huge savings.
Using your food scraps to create your own compost can be a big money-saver in the garden department. Compost can be used to feed plants and flowers and enrich the soil before seeding, and although it is not terribly expensive, over the years, you could make substantial savings and see your flowers grow bigger and better, by making your own.
Play with Planters
If you don’t have the time to transform your own garden, and you can’t afford a landscaper to do the job for you, it doesn’t mean that you can’t create a beautiful garden. Simply buy or make your own planter boxes, using leftover pieces of stone and wood, fill them with soil and (your own) compost and plant fruits, veggies and flowers, depending on what you like, liberally around the place. It’ll take minimal cost and effort and look fantastic.
Upcycle Your Shed
Giving your shed a new coat of paint, both inside and out, and filling it with old pieces of furniture, cushions and other accessories you no longer need, or that you find at the thrift store, will give you your very own summer house, from which you can enjoy the garden in the lap of luxury.
What are your low-cost tips for transforming the garden?