15 Cheap and Time Saving Backyard Ideas You’ll Love

Upgrading your landscape, patio, or deck doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming. Here are 15 budget-smart backyard and inexpensive landscaping ideas to help you love your yard more.

1. Decorate a Wall with an Espaliered Tree

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For a high-end backyard look without high-end expense, try this interesting technique: Espalier a tree. It’s easier to create a living fence than it looks, and it can be used to add visual interest and texture to a blank wall.

2. DIY a Seating Area

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Furniture can be an expensive investment for backyards, but there are options for make-it-yourself benches, chairs, and tables. Here is one of our favorite budget landscaping ideas: low-cost concrete blocks, dry-stacked and covered with a foam pad, offer lots of seating in a high-traffic spot outside the home’s back door.

3. Go Vertical with Your Gardening

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Go green with this easy and affordable backyard idea. Urban spaces or blank walls can benefit from the addition of vertical gardens. Use them for hardworking, pretty succulents or even low-growing vegetables. These simple boxes — made with found wood — hang from hooks and are big enough to serve as a focal point in a backyard.

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