Garden Design Ideas

Are you looking for ways to spruce up your garden?

You don’t have to spend a fortune to make your garden look good, and this article will tell you just how.

Shape Up

It is without a shadow of a doubt that cutting the garden into a clearly defined shape is the cheapest and easiest way to transform your lawn. A clearly defined shape would be something like a square, a circle or even an oblong. Mark it out using a string and then use a spade to get rid of the excess grass. It is not a hard task to undertake and should only take a few hours. The best part about this simple idea is that it costs nothing.


The low cost way to fill your flower beds with appealing plants is to purchase perennials that can be divided. This might come off as advanced gardening, but it is really not. It will work properly with clump-forming perennials like astrantia, hardy geraniums and geums.

Just take the plant out from the pot and spit it into 2 or 3 parts, each with a few stalks and roots. Dig a hole and plant each on the flowerbed. When they have grown and spread, you can then dig them up and split them again to plant even more. In just a few years, you will have an excellent display that initially cost you very little money. Just six geraniums are often enough to get going in an average sized lawn.


If you consider their size plus longevity, trees are cheap, and just a few of them will have a huge impact on the look of your garden. Consider small types such as Amelanchier lamarckii, which is an ornamental cherry, a crab apple or juneberry. Three should be adequate for a small to medium sized garden.

Patios and Paths

When it comes to improving the look and functionality of these parts of a garden, gravel is usually much more affordable than paving. Attempt to lay it in place, mark out the region and then scrape away the loose grass or soil.

The next step is to pin down a permeable layer in order to prevent weeds from growing and then spread the gravel on top of the membrane. Try and go for a depth of 2.5cm and pick pale gravel such as honey stone. This will great and appealing contrast between the garden and plants. A huge bag will cover approximately 20 square meters.

Lighting up your garden

The Lighting

Lighting is a pretty important aspect to address when it comes to garden design, but again, it does not have to cost a fortune.

Outdoor fairy lights can be easily found online, and they are a simple, quick and cost-effective way of lending an appealing glow to your patio and lawn. You can position them through shrub or tree branches, suspend them from canes erected from the ground or even attach them to furniture and fences. They can be run from a plug inside the home, and so, you do not have to spend money hiring an electrician. That is another huge plus when you are on a tight budget.

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