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How to decorate a garden on a budget

By Mary Smith. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to decorate a garden on a budget

Having a beautiful garden can seem complicated and expensive but if you follow the steps you'll see it's something you can do with very little money. Create a design and creation project of your garden. Divide your garden project into phases so you can create the garden of your dreams. Consider asking a Landscaper and get his opinion, although OneHowTo.com would like to give you some tips on how to decorate a garden on a budget.

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Steps to follow:
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To create cheap paths in your garden, you can use paving stones, gravel, stones or concrete. If you use gravel, choose the small angular gravel- less than 1/4 centimeters- if you choose this option, and avoid rounded-shaped gravel or any other kind.

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For patio and outdoor furniture, we suggest you choose economical chairs and tables such as the ones you can find at your DIY store or even second hand shops. The best prices for garden furniture are usually at the end of the summer.

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To create a garden, if you have enough space you can also add a closed-circuit water feature, so you don't waste any water and is cheaper. You can find these water pumps and in DIY stores, ready to install in your garden, terrace or patio.

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Before planting grass, make sure it's the right climate for the place you're living in, as lawn doesn't resist dry and warm climates. If you live in a place with high temperatures and/or humid climate, it would be convenient to try an alternative to grass. So, maybe you can choose an artificial lawn.

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You can create flower beds with a garden hose to make the curves, and then install borders to define them better.

It would be recommendable to enrich the compost earth and other complements according to a professional's assessment. To make it even cheaper, you can learn how to make compost at home.

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It's convenient to plant trees, bushes and native or local flowers from your local area, as they're more likely to prosper and you won't need to care too much or invest any further to keep them in an optimal condition. Moreover, we recommend you plant perennial trees.

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You can add torches, exterior lamps, post lights or candles to create a more warm environment at the night.

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Tips
  • It's recommended to use a rain tank to pick up the water for your plants.

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