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Four tips for Landscaping your front yard on a budget

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Alex, Staff Writer

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Do you ever look at your front yard and wish you could change things up a bit? Then you take a look at your bank account and realize it’s all just a distant dream away?

Well, I’m here to tell you that landscaping your front yard on a budget isn’t a problem, especially if you use these savvy tips to help you along the way.

Whether you choose to do this yourself or hire a professional for the job, these landscaping ideas will save you both time and money, leaving you with a front yard you actually want to spend time in.

Let’s get stuck into these landscaping tips and create your perfect front yard. Who said landscaping on a budget had to be boring!

1. Create a ‘stepping stone’ walkway 

One of the easiest ways to transform your front yard cheaply and quickly is to create a stepping stone path. This simple landscaping technique uses easy-to-find local rock or stone laid out in a pleasant pattern. Although this may seem like a simple exercise, it can transform your whole front yard using just a few dollars.

Even if you can’t find natural rock or stone, buying stone from your local garden will only set you back around $15 to $35 per stone. This also allows you to be super-creative, creating your own path pattern, showing landscaping on a budget can also be creative.

2. Plant a young tree 

Planting a lone tree in your front yard can go a long way to changing the whole look of your garden without doing too much. You can buy young trees in a range of places, from garden centers to tree nurseries and even your own back yard. Although this takes time to really grow into its final form, it’s an investment that costs very little and returns quite a lot.

Buying a younger tree instead of an older one can save you anywhere between $100 and $2000, especially with trees such as oaks and elms. Watching this tree grow in your yard will bring you years of joy and will transform the entire landscape of the yard without spending too much.

3. Plant some perennial flowers

Having a few eye-catching flower beds is the go-to for most landscapers and gardeners, but this in itself can be a costly venture. By choosing perennial flowers such as daisies, lavender or catmint, you can get a whole two years of flowers before they begin to regress into the soil.

If you are on a budget, choosing these kinds of flowers means you won’t have to fork out on new plants every year to keep your yard looking at its floral best. These kinds of plants and flowers can, again, be found in a variety of different garden centers across Canada.

4. Add flowerbed borders

This is another great use of rock or stone when landscaping on a budget. By arranging a stone edge along your flowerbed borders, the whole look of the front yard can be transformed with very little effort. The stone borders come in all different shapes and sizes and fit any type of front yard setup. Again, you can buy border stones from a variety of different places or even recycle ones from other projects or from around the house and yard. 

To sum up       

While there may be far more ways of making your yard look nice for cheap, these four tips show that cheap landscaping ideas don’t have to be dull. They can be creative, intriguing and really make a difference to the overall look of your yard, both front and back.

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