Your lawn is one of the most important parts of your house. But what if you don’t have the budget for fancy rocks, trees, and waterfalls? We’re here to tell you that even though you don’t have a big and fancy budget, you can still have a lawn that exceeds expectations. All it takes is a little hard work, dedication, and imagination. Here are some tips to take your lawn from average to exceptional without spending a fortune.
Understand Your Landscape
Every lawn has different growing habits based on the amount of shade, soil quality, and other factors. Knowing what part of your lawn will grow and what parts of your lawn will struggle is essential when purchasing flowers, trees, grass, and other decorations. If you don’t evaluate your landscape, you may spend extra money on plants that will die within a few weeks.
Find Cheap but Pretty Flowers
Not all flower beds have to have flashy and expensive flowers in them. There are many flowers that you can get very cheap that still look nice. Where you buy these flowers can also save you money. You don’t have to go to a fancy landscaping shop to find flowers that work for you. You can find quality flowers at your local Home Depot, Walmart, or Sam’s Club.
Do it Yourself
An easy way to save a lot of money on landscape is to do it yourself instead of hiring people to do it for you. Look up videos of how to properly plant and take care of your lawn without the assistance of expensive installation services. Lawns are made up of flower beds, rocks and trees that can all be planted by you. You can even invite your friends to grill in exchange for lawn help!
Weeds will be a part of every lawn whether you like it or not. But investing time and money in killing weeds may help you save money in the long run. Just like your plants, weeds are using your lawn’s resources. Because of this, you may find your plants dying faster than what you expected. When you invest a little money in killing weeds, and you won’t have to spend money replacing the plants in future.
You’re probably thinking, “Artificial turf? That sounds expensive.” Well, you’re not entirely wrong. But you’re not entirely correct, either. While installing artificial turf is a large upfront installation payment, you can save big in the long run. Artificial turf means no expenses on maintenance such as fertilizers, sprinkler systems (which save money on your water bill), and other maintenance costs. It won’t take long for your artificial turf installation to pay off in the long run.
A good-looking lawn doesn’t require a big and fancy budget. A lot of good lawns come from do-it-yourself projects. However, every project should begin with planning out what will work best for your lawn. After you have figured out what you need, you should compare the materials prices between stores to ensure you get the best bang for your buck. Proper lawn maintenance, including killing weeds, may cost money upfront, but it will save you big money. Finally, consider switching to artificial grass to cut water bills and long-term maintenance costs.