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.

Once you’ve created a landscape plan, it’s time to start planting. Here are some tips to help you save money on plants:

Join the club

Before you buy anything, ask your local nursery about their loyalty programme and join it.

Many nurseries offer point system loyalty programmes that you can use to discount future purchases and some even offer members free plants from time-to-time. It’s also a good idea to sign up for nursery newsletters and alerts so you always know when there’s a sale on.

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Plant trees young

It’s always a good idea to plant trees. They’re good for the environment, but they could also help shade a seating area, shield your garden from wind and create more privacy.

While planting medium to large trees can help make a garden look well established fast, the bad news is that they can cost thousands. Fortunately, any good nursery should be able to advise and supply you with young but fast-growing trees that will cost a fraction of the price.

Start with small plants

While it means delaying gratification and having to wait for them to grow up in your garden, buying smaller, younger plants can save you a lot of money.

It’s also a good idea to opt for water-wise plants so you’ll never have to pay a hefty water bill.

How to do up your garden on a budget: DIY landscape planning


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