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
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
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
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.