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Make a Garden Look Amazing on a Budget.

April 27, 2018 by  
Filed under Money, Opinion, Weekly Columns

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( Your garden is an addition to your yard that is usually an aesthetic choice made by the owners to either improve property value or more practical reasons like growing their own food. Putting in a new garden can be exciting, but it can also be expensive. After seeing the prices, you might think implementing your dream vision for your garden is impossible, but it doesn’t have to be. There are many ways to make your garden look incredible without spending too much money. In this article, we’ll walk you through a few ways you can make your garden look fantastic on a budget.

Simplify your design

The first way in which you can work within your budget is to examine and edit your design. While it’s important to keep the integrity of your dream garden intact, if you’re working on a budget, you may need to compromise with certain items. For instance, keeping the same look, but going with a similar, cheaper flower. You could even simplify and modernize the design by utilizing the power of just a touch of color. A little bit goes a long way in modern designs; it’s popular to have a few large, intricate, bright, or otherwise showy pieces amongst foliage. This makes the flashy pieces all that flashier, and helps you save money by getting less pieces.

Find the best prices

You’d be surprised how huge a difference merely price matching and shopping around can make. Taking advantage of stores that only offer sales online can help you get a better price, as these stores don’t have to pay rent to keep their store open. Through finding more affordable options for your essentials, you might even be able to save enough to splurge on an item, like a pond. The key to getting a splurge item on a budget is to ensure you get the best deal on it and find the best price on all the necessary tools and accessories to ensure its upkeep. You can find accessories at more affordable prices online; for instance, you can find pumps to suit all types of ponds as well as pond liners and filters at much more affordable prices online than in store.

Make the most of your space

This tip is crucial for those living in apartments or something similar wanting to transform their patio or the likes into a beautiful garden on a budget. Making the most out of a small space can not only help to ensure you get everything you want neatly into the space you have available, but it also helps to create an interesting and layered look to your garden that is very modern. You can even do this on a budget by getting creative and finding tutorials online. You could turn an old pallet into a vertical planter or a number of other crafts that help you maximize your space and minimize your expense.

While a garden may be an aesthetic choice for some, it’s an important addition to your yard that takes quite a bit of consideration and its fair share of upkeep. Making your garden look amazing on a budget can seem almost impossible, but we assure you that it’s not. If you take the time to find the best price, are willing to compromise for cheaper options that are very similar and explore the world of do-it-yourself tutorials to make the remaining items yourself for a fraction of the cost.

Staff Writer; Latasha Gold

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