Here are some creative landscaping ideas to help you begin
1. Use Homemade Planters
Planters are plant containers that can beautiful your patio or garden. Many people buy them from stores without realizing that there are several home supplies that can perform the function just as well.
Some great ideas for homemade planters include wine barrels, wine crates, pellets or tires. You can go ahead and do a little work on these items such as painting and carving. Planters are a great idea because they add some depth and a lot of personal touch to your backyard.
2. Plant Perennials
Perennials are plants that survive for several seasons or cycles before dying. They are quite different from annuals or biennials that live for only one and two cycles individually. Perennials can be very pocket-friendly as well as save you the stress of planting each year. They are also very beautiful, in case you are wondering. Some great examples of common perennials you can plant include Astilbe, Buddleia, Baptisia, Sage and Kangaroo Paw to mention a few.
It is important to note that perennial plants cost more than annuals and biennials at the beginning. But bear in mind that this is a one-time expense only, so in the long run it costs less.
3. Use Ornamental Grasses
Ornamental grasses are a less- expensive way to keep your garden looking stylish and modern. A combination of grasses with different textures and colors make your yard space stand out. Some great grass samples to try out on your yard include: Flax, Little Bluestem and Fountain grass. You can add perennials to the grass for a beautiful garden.
4. Use Gravel as a Cheap Garden Accent
This is a fairly common concept but it's surprising how few people use it to add a chic touch to their garden space. Gravel is extremely low-maintenance, long lasting and surprisingly cheap. Use it to cover up spots where plants don't grow, paths where a lot of walking is done, or where there are drainage problems. It is by far one of the quickest and cheapest ways to have a modern looking yard space.
5. Add Unexpected Materials to Your Backyard
Materials like copper, steel, wood scraps and other items can be recycled into an artful, distinct object that you can add to your yard.
There is no limit to ways you can beautify your yard. Get creative and do something different with your space