Inexpensive Landscaping Ideas for your Dream Backyard


“Beauty lies in our own backyard” might not be such a far off saying. In the era of today, where every suburb needs its very own backyard, and every backyard needs to be immaculately decorated according to the customized wishes of the owner, it is very hard to remain in the bounds of an efficient budget. So, to accommodate cost efficient landscaping techniques, to make your backyard a dreamscape of all things chic, modern, and stylish, we would elaborate on some inexpensive landscaping ideas, that would enhance the beauty of your backyard garden space.

1. Pavers, Flagstones, & Groundcover

One of the most effective ways to inexpensively landscape your backyard, is by using disjointed pavers, flagstones, and solid ground cover. Not only can they be manipulated in designs and patterns according to the aesthetics of the owner, but combined with green cover, they provide for an eccentric appeal. There is a wide range of variety to choose from – from split ended flagstones that gives off a natural outlook and could be waylaid to make uncanny geometric patterns, to squared pavers that make for interesting boxy patterns, you can choose ones that sit well with your aesthetics.

Boxy Pattern Backyard

2. By the use of gravel

One of the cheapest ways to get an optimum outlook for your dreamscape is by using gravel. One of the foremost applicants for the Zen garden concept, gravel could be used to achieve a look that is chic, sophisticated, and minimalist at the same time. Not only is it visually pleasing, but also cheap to obtain, and easy to maintain. You can combine the gravel aspect of your landscape with pavers and flagstones to make a small, winding pathway in your backyard, and with a basic foreground, or backdrop of accompanying greenery, it would make for quite a picture.

Dreamscape Design By Using Gravel

3. The Pavillion

You can use discarded, or recyclable wooden elements to create a small pavilion in your backyard. Pavilions, in retrospect, are an element of large gardens, but given the right design, and element of construction, the pavilion can become an inherent part of any small, or medium sized backyard. Using recyclable material to construct a breezy design would be an appealing way to site up a cool sitting place in your backyard if you do not have a deck on hand. It would enhance the image of your backyard, and add a bit of panache to the entire setting.

Pavillion In Backyard

4. A DIY Fountain

Another inexpensive way to add a voguish, elegant, impact to your backyard, would be by adding a small fountain. Fountains in essence are expensive products that could be custom designed for the owner, but in the era of DIY products, it is now not a big deal to create your very own fountain with the least bit of expense. A small fountain and the concept of Zen would create a soothing effect and an aesthetic appeal that would attract the user a bit more, to the entire setting.

DIY Fountain

5. Patios

Small patios are one of the most attractive element of landscape design, and using that element as base, there could be a lot of design opportunities that could define the outlook of your backyard by using inexpensive material, and cheap furniture that could be bought in garage sales – wicker, or antique would make for a unique dissimilarity with the contrast of design. The patio itself does not have to be hard set, but the look can be achieved by amalgamating left over pavers and gravel, with lime mortar, which is quite cheap.

Small Patios For Landscape

6. Swing a set

Wooden pallets are one of the most discarded, yet recyclable products. A masterful choice for recycling the wood, and reclaiming left over material, you can always combine a set of wooden pallets to make an alluring seating space or swing set for your back yard. Hammocks are a more conventional variety, but a swing set would be more aesthetically appealing choice. Not only would it be cheap to build, but it would also enhance the character of your backyard by adding a personalized touch via use of customized sheets and afghan. You can sit there to enjoy Mother Nature, or simply lay down to read a book while enjoying some fresh air.

Recycling Wood For Backyard Landscape

7. Discarded Branches

When trees are trimmed, or sheared off, the thick branches, become a willfully discarded material, which is seldom repurposed. So, if you have that big of a tree in your yard, or if you can get your hands on such discarded pieces of branches or logs they can make for a clever seating ideas. Instead of buying new furniture for your patio, you could use these branches to emulate a classic seating idea, which would blend well with the aura of nature, and look discerning amidst the classy chic of the pavers of the patio. Aside from that, the rough texture of the wood would add an authentic look to the entire setting.

Clever Seating Ideas of Landscape

8. Of Planters and Perennials

Planters are one of the most seasoned lookers of any garden – they add the aura of an actual, beloved yard to the setting of a backyard. But most planters, nowadays are quite archaic in design. One of the most inexpensive ways to achieve an aura of modern, with the help of planters, would be to use perennials – plants that return year, after year, while annuals have to be replanted – and affix them in DIY planter sets. What you do with the kit depends on your aesthetic, but wall gardens via planters are chic, and in vogue.

Planters and Perennials


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