How to Make Your Garden Look Good on a Budget

Last Updated on 19/02/2021 by Shannen Godwin

Throughout 2020, many of us have turned to our gardens for a place of comfort and space for activity. We’ve even taken up new projects and new hobbies to keep ourselves busy through each lock down.

With a new focus on our gardens, many of us have been looking to revamp our outdoor spaces. But how do you do that when you’re on a bit of a budget? We’ve considered four of our favourite cheap garden ideas to help you create a beautiful space in the comfort of your own home.


Up-cycle Old Furniture

Have odd bits pieces of old furniture dotted around the house? Why not give them a spruce and pop them outside? Up-cycling has become increasingly popular over the last decade, and helps you to re-purpose those old bits of furniture that aren’t quite living up to their potential indoors.

Similar to the image above, why not use some old dining chairs as a potted plant holder? How about repainting/finishing your old dining tables and putting them outdoors for some al fresco dining? Instead of heading for the dump, these relics can be useful after all (and save you some dosh in the meantime!).

Mood Lighting

Our cheap garden ideas continue with this next tip: fill your outdoor space with lights! Sounds simple, but by adding just a few stringed lights here and there can hugely transform any area (regardless of size and shape).

From places such as B&Q and even Home Bargains, you can grab yourself some beautiful outdoor lights that don’t break the bank.

Patio Decor

Another great way of injecting colour to your outdoor space is by making use of your patio pots and containers. Fill them with your favourite seasonal flowers and arrange them around the garden for the optimum display!

You can find plenty of affordable potted plants on our website that’ll add lots of colour to your outdoor space.

Grow Your Own Veggies

If you have the space, growing your own vegetables is a great way to save money. Although it does entail patience and some effort, you’ll be rewarded in the long run.

Creating your own vegetable garden will not only save you money that you’d spend at the supermarket, but will also add some greenery to your outdoor space. The best of both worlds, you could say!

You don’t have to spend lots of money to transform your outside space. Try any one of our cheap garden ideas to achieve your dream garden.

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