Scaping out a new lawn could certainly become an expensive endeavor, especially when you want to achieve an outlook that seems demanding, and exclusive at the same time. A lot of hard work, and thought goes into planning a landscape for any garden, and backyards usually tend to need a certain personalized element to set them apart from the public domain, which can be a tricky endeavor, as a backyard actually is the public domain of a home. There are so many trends that could be followed to make a backyard glamorous, but most of them do not abide by the rules of cost efficiency, so in this article, we would be discussing 10 backyard landscaping ideas, that abide by a low budget.
1. Flat stones
One of the most underrated landscape features, they bring out the best of any green space by providing an appropriate contrast – a bright, spotty gray-white, against the lush verdant of foliage. Flat stones could be used for a variety of purposes; from lining up the flower bed, to fixing up a patio space, and allocating pathways. It is a master material for a backyard scaping venture and is the epitome of hardscaping, in any space; be it large or small.
2. Hammock/Swing set
If you want to add a casual, personalized touch to your backyard, then a hammock, or a swing set, are the best way to go. Both are easy to make, and ideas could be taken from any DIY expertise site on the internet. Where the hammock adds a lazy buoyance to the atmosphere, a swing set is a more playful outlook for the backyard. Whatever you choose depends upon your style and aesthetic.
3. Mirrors on fence for illusion
Most backyards are small, as compared to overly large gardens, and using a lot of foliage gives it a rather unappealing inclination. What you can do is, plant small flora in abundance, and to give the illusion of a bigger yard, put mirrors on your fence, so that it gives the illusion of a bigger space. Not only is this a great way to achieve a clever stylistic opportunity, you can play with the geometry of the mirrors to create illusions, within illusions.
4. Old furniture swing
Ever had an old chair that you do not know what to do with? Well fear not; now you can break of the legs, and use the seat to create your very own backyard swing. Using chairs that have been part of your home for such a long time would give off a homely vibe, and an overall vintage look to the entire backyard, and would save you a lot of time, and money, keeping the budget in check.
5. Glow in the dark paint for nightscaping
Planters are an essential for any garden, and lawn, be it small or large, and when it comes to the backyard, it would certainly be incomplete without a variety of fat terra cotta pots, sprouting the best foliage. To enhance that visual quality, and add a bit of panache to an already alluring formation, you can buy glow in the dark pain, and layer it up on the planter pots. Not only would it provide a beautiful onset for nightscaping, the visual quality of your backyard would be enhanced ten times, without any splurging of money.
6. Sedum Sarmentosum Plant
A fast growing plant that snaked around the yard like a bush, and could be trimmed into a hedge, or a topiary, depending on the kind, or species that you plant in your yard. This plant is an easy, budget friendly buy, that would enhance the overall outlook of your yard, while adding a color, and texture variation in the landscape, and therefore, creating a fine contrast.
7. A splash pad for kids
Backyards are not only a landscaping endeavor; they are also a place where families converge – to have cook outs, picnics, conversations, and if you have kids, then to play around in the safety of your home. A splash pad is easy enough to get your hands on, and would prove an effective strategy to provide a fun activity for the kids within the bounds of your home.
8. DIY planters
Planters come in various sizes, shapes, and materials, but the best way to add a personal touch to the backyard is buy making some of your own. DIY planters could be made from anything; from rope, to steel, or paint buckets, and even diapers. They are cheap to make, and by painting on the surface of each planter, you can add a customized touch, or make it a family activity.
9. Ivy creepers
A parasitic plant, these can climb up walls to create an illusion of very fine vertical gardens – without all the hassle of building, and paying for an actual one. A fine layer of ivy, and other creeper plants over your fence, or back wall, could make an interesting addition to the overall aesthetic of the garden.
10. Repurpose tree stumps
Tree stumps are usually left alone when a tree is cut off from a backyard, but you can always make it into a beautiful design element by layering up planter tiers on top, or making stools out of the top flat surface. It would not only beautify your yard, but also create a functional aspect from an otherwise redundant leftover.