3 Tips for Affordable Landscaping
Landscaping on a Budget
A modest landscaping budget doesn’t mean your lawn has to look like you cut corners! In fact, some of the most eye-catching features of your lawn and yard’s landscaping can be quite inexpensive. The key to landscaping on a budget is knowing how to get the most out of the money you can spend on your front lawn or backyard. Unlike many home projects, landscaping can be completed piece-by-piece without sacrificing your home’s curb appeal. In fact, breaking your landscaping into phases is a common practice that many homeowners have found to work within their budget.
- Build a Garden – Add a touch of class to your property with a well-maintained garden. All you need to get started is a small piece of land where you’ve removed the sod and tilled the area. Choose your vegetables, spices, etc. and plant them! Go easy, though, as a well-maintained garden with TONS of plants can be difficult to keep up with.
- Mulch Flower Beds – Mulch can add a touch of color to your landscape beds and around trees, giving these areas a professional and furnished look. When you buy it by the cubic yard, mulch can be incredibly inexpensive! Call around to local suppliers to get an idea of the price (some suppliers will even deliver) and prepare to spread it. Don’t want to spread it? Thomas Concrete & Landscape can help!
- Build a Quiet Sitting Area – Pick a spot on your lawn (preferably out of the way where it won’t be in the way of your lawn mower) to build a quiet sitting area. Usually the centerpiece for this type of project is a stone bench or some sort of hardscaping. A small faux stone bench can be purchased for as little as $50, while, comparatively, hardscape projects tend to be more expensive.
Work With a Professional Landscaper
When you work with a professional landscaper, it’s a good idea to have an idea of your budget up-front. Ask yourself: What do I want to accomplish with my landscaping? What kind of budget can I spend this summer on landscaping? Being able to share this information with your landscaper allows them to help you plan out your landscaping in phases. This way, they can work within your budget! Contact Thomas Concrete & Landscape today to start planning out your budget-friendly landscaping project today! We’d love to help you improve your home’s curb appeal without breaking the bank.