If you want to do up your garden on a budget, here are some tips to help you turn a blank canvas of a garden into a gorgeous outdoor space…

If your gardening dreams are big, but the budget is small, this series of gardening tips should help you get stuck into a new garden without breaking the bank.

Let’s start with the landscape planning.

Take your time

If you have the bucks to hire a landscaper, go for it, but if you’re DIY-ing the landscaping, give yourself time to plan.

As a wise gardener once told me, you should sit in your garden first and simply take it in before you start planning.

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Take time in your garden to notice what sections get morning sun, afternoon sun and what parts of the garden get almost no sun. This will help you plan outdoor zones, like a seating area or a children’s play area, and garden beds.

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