Having a beautiful yard has so many benefits. It adds curb appeal, and can even add value to your home if you are building something new.
With so many lawn possibilities how are you supposed to decide what to do? Starting with a budget is a good idea, and narrowing it down to a few options.
There are a surprising amount of things you can do to make your yard look better without breaking the bank.
Here are six cheap ideas to make your yard look even better.
1. Plant New Flowers
If you want simple this is it. New, bright flowers instantly add something beautiful to your yard. Flowers are easy to plant, especially if you ask the expert you buy them from how to plant and care for them.
Flowers are also relatively cheap. If you are just starting out, hard to kill flowers might be best.
Adding pretty flowers to your yard instantly makes your yard and house look better. Bright flowers next to your home easily call attention and can keep it if your landscaping is interesting.
There are great flowers for every part of the country so ask the person you are buying from which are the best flowers for your area. Flowers are lovely to look at as well as easy to maintain.
2. Add Seating
If you want a practical addition to your yard, seating is a good place to start. Outdoor seating gives you a great reason to spend time outside. As well as a comfortable place to relax and enjoy nature.
Seating also provides an opportunity to get creative and build your own seating. Or you can just buy it, nice outdoor seating is pretty easy to find.
Creating your own seating can be as easy as finding some outdoor cushions and a good piece of wood. Or spreading small chairs around your yard. It can also involve hanging a hammock or a floating chair.
The options for outdoor seating are numerous and easy to make original to you and your yard design.
3. Water Feature
There are actually quite a few water feature options for your yard. A big fountain is certainly dramatic, but your water feature does not have to be so large and eye-catching.
There are a surprising amount of very nice water features that can add something interesting and original to your yard.
Small water fountains add a cute spot in the middle of your garden as well as provide a soothing noise to your outdoor space. A small pond gives you lovely fish to watch and take care of as well as a beautiful little oasis in your yard.
Just a sprinkler system with a good design is enough to give your yard something extra. Even a birdbath can bring in more wildlife to enjoy and add an extra little detail to focus on and enjoy in your garden.
A lattice is a very simple thing that can do a surprising amount for your yard. A lattice is great for covering up a troubled spot on your house, as well as just add something nice around the bottom and sides of your home.
A lattice also provides a wonderful place for a horizontal garden and for vines to grow. A lattice can also be used to create a cute trellis.
A good lattice can be added into other projects to add a bit more detail and interest. Lattices add a small, classic detail to your yard. They are a lovely addition to any sitting area or garden.
A lattice is a very simple addition to your yard that adds interest and beauty.
Fairy lights make everything prettier. Lighting is a very simple thing to add to your yard that can bring out a lot of the beauty in your outdoor space.
Small lights lining your walkway, lanterns placed around your garden, and string lights hanging from your deck all make a beautiful addition to your home.
Lights add a reason to sit out in your yard at night. They also provide a nice ambiance to your barbeques and parties after it gets dark. A cute path of lights or a glowing garden can add such a lovely look to your home at night.
There aren’t many things nice lighting doesn’t make prettier, and your yard is no exception.
A little bit of basic maintenance in your yard can up the beauty and is just a good idea to keep your yard looking its best. Regular mowing, weed eating, and edging are a great place to start.
Adding raking, leaf blowing, and weed pulling can make your yard look more polished and complete.
Weeding your garden regularly keeps it looking beautiful and gives you some time outside in the sun. Every little bit of yard maintenance keeps your yard looking its best.
Yard work can be very rewarding if it makes a difference in the overall beauty of your lawn. It might feel like a chore, but it will be worth it when your yard looks amazing.
There are a surprising amount of simple, cheap things you can do to make your yard more beautiful. Doing a couple of extra things to maintain your yard will give you a more beautiful, more put together outdoor space.
There is no reason to spend an absurd amount of money on making your outdoor space more welcoming and put together.
Something as simple as maintaining your yard, adding seating, and planting some flowers can give you the yard you want. Simple yard additions and a little bit of work can make your yard beautiful.
So go out and look at some new flowers and yard furniture. So call a lawn care business expert and get started.
I'm Ann Katelyn, Creator and Chief Author of Sumo Gardener. Since I was a child I've always been fascinated with plants and gardens, and as an adult this has developed into my most loved hobby. I have dedicated most of my life to gardening and started Sumo Gardener as a way to express my knowledge about gardening with the hope of helping other people's gardens thrive.