Landscaping is expensive if you get it done by a professional — but it doesn’t have to be. If you don’t have the time and budget to get a professional-grade landscaping job done, you’re reading the right set of words.
In this article, we discuss some DIY landscaping projects you can nail in no time. None of the below-mentioned projects cost more than $100. Plus, you can get them accomplished over the weekend with a total work time of 1 ½ to 2 days or less.
Craft a new walkway through the garden
The first project you could do is also the one that costs nothing. You can salvage the required materials from nature, for free.
Just dig some shallow trenches in your garden and set some aligned wooden planks in them, creating a beautiful pathway cutting right through the middle of your garden. Sounds fancy? Trust us, it looks fancy, too.
Cover the edges
Here’s a woven solution to cover the perimeter of your garden: make your own bamboo walls woven with raspberry canes.
To set up this cheap, yet good-looking DIY project, get some bamboo posts and set them up in the dirt with around 12 to 18 inches between each post. Then, take your raspberry canes and wove them around the bamboo posts to create a woven texture.
If you want to boost the aesthetics, take a hammer, and slam them on the top of bamboo posts to align them with each other.
Divide long-lasting plants
Have some perennials causing a mess in your garden? You might want to divide them into multiple divisions and plant them at a distance.
Doing so lets you counter problems that come up with clumpy perennials, like hindered growth, fungal diseases, and pest infestations. During the fall or spring, when such plants aren’t flowering, dig them out from the dirt and separate their crowns. Plant each plant at least 12 inches apart and see your garden grow and bloom like never.
Mulch away your trees
Have a young tree thriving in your garden? Build a ring of mulch around it to make it bloom even faster.
Mulch has many benefits; it protects the base of the tree from overheating or overcooling by providing insulation, it prevents the growth of ground-poking roots, and it keeps the soil moisturized. Last but not least, it stops pesky weeds from growing all around the lovely soul.
Here is the best part. You can get mulch for free in many towns across the country. So, you can pull off this DIY project without posing a threat to your wallet.
Repurpose your fallen trees
If, for any reason, a tree in your garden has fallen and only the stump remains behind — you can repurpose it.
Getting a stump removal service is expensive — and boring. Why not “reincarnate” the fallen tree and make something more out of it?
If rot already hasn’t set place in the stump, you can remove its inner contents using a jigsaw and chisel, then fill it with soil. Plant your favorite blooms in it — and see a new soul rising from the dead tree’s grave.
Leave no chance to bloom
Extract turf from wherever you get the chance. Have some growing right under your mailbox? Take a trowel and cut it away. Place it in your garden bed and decorate it with a bunch of bloomy flowers.
Why wait for the tree to grow?
Saplings take a lot of time to grow into fully-grown trees — you might not want to wait that long.
The best way to go about it is to buy a small tree instead. Wait for the season to be over when trees are comparatively cheaper, then choose the one you like and root it down into your lawn.
It’s a small investment that can bear bigger fruit in the future.
Make your own fountains
Why throw away your budget on a professionally designed fountain when all it does is splash water?
Take two plant pots and keep them in place with a cinder block. Take a pump and submerge it inside the lower pot, attaching it with a vinyl tube. The fountain flows and gives your garden an extra touch of liveliness.
Raise your garden beds
Here’s an idea that keeps pests and backyard wildlife away — while letting you grow your own seasonal vegetables and fruits.
Raise some areas of your garden bed; those will act as barriers for pests and small animals. Plant your favorite vegetables in the lower sections of the bed.
Have the budget? Go with the expert instead.
These DIY projects are cheap, fast, and easy to do. However, if you have the budget to get someone professional to do your landscaping for you, get in touch with R&S Landscaping by calling 505-271-8419.