There's a difference between creating a garden on a budget and creating a budget garden. This isn't creating the garden of your dreams such as a rose garden or vegetable and fruit garden on the cheap, this is creating a unique garden that is low maintenance, uses a lot of recycling, and yet offers a beautiful statement on your property. Here are five ways to create a unique budget garden at your home.
#1. Use rocks.
A rock garden can use what you already have as long as you get creative. Most gardens have an abundance of rocks from little ones to big ones and they are usually a nuisance. But if you can collect enough of them to build yourself a small border that looks natural and stylish, then you can put some plants in the dirt and reuse everything you already had.
#2. Upcycle furniture.
Rather than spending hundreds of dollars on new garden furniture, breathe new life into what you already have. You can take wood pallets, posts and long boards, cinderblocks, and old pillows and make a beautiful garden bench. Rusting metal can be removed from outdoor furniture and throw in something that you may have been donating anyway or trying to sell. It will age and weather over time and create a unique look in the garden.
#3. Use pots.
You can find an abundance of plantar pots online, through Facebook marketplace, Craigslist, Offer up, Let Go, or anywhere Online Where People Are Wanting to Get Rid of Things. You might be surprised at what some people are willing to get rid of at dirt prices. These pots can create a beautiful garden by the bunching them together in groups of three or five and planting different heights, textures, and colors. You can create a beautiful container garden with the cheapest pots out there.
#4. Grow from scratch.
Buying 100 already developed plants can get pricey fast but if you have the time, you can start from scratch by ordering seeds online. It might take a while, but you can do it at a fraction of the cost.
#5. Use gravel.
By using expensive paving stones you can quickly increase your budget for the garden but with a couple of bags of durable and inexpensive gravel, you can create a modern and minimalistic look in a variety of places. You can also decrease how many papers you actually use by just buying a few slabs to create a floating path through the gravel without paving the entire thing.
If you're looking to increase the value of your home but just don't have the money, there are a lot of cheap and easy DIY options out there. Check out this Pinterest page for more DIY budget garden ideas.