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8 Affordable Landscaping Ideas For Every Budget

May 28, 2019Landscape Enhancements

Searching for affordable landscaping ideas on a budget? We’ve got you covered!

The sun is shining (for many of us, at least) and it seems everyone is itching to work on those long-awaited landscaping projects!

However, one of the most common challenges people face is getting halfway into these projects and realizing the cost of completion will be much higher than expected. This often leads to anger, frustration, and leaving the project unfinished.

Thankfully, it doesn’t always have to be this way. With a little upfront planning (and utilizing affordable materials) you can complete many of your landscaping projects without going over-budget.

To get you started, we’ve compiled this list of…

8 Affordable Landscaping Ideas For Every Budget

  • Create A Border
  • Want to separate the flowers in your lawn from the rest of your landscape? Grab a few stone bricks and lay them neatly around the perimeter of the soil. Add mulch to give the plants a nutrient-boost (and to make the garden more attractive). It’s as easy as that!

  • Set The Mood
  • If you’re hosting friends & family this summer, you can make your landscape more inviting with some well-placed LED lighting. Hang these lights over your deck, in nearby bushes or around tree branches. You can also purchase in-ground LEDs to light up walkways.

  • Inexpensive Ground Cover
  • Fresh grass sod can be pretty pricey and difficult to maintain. If you need to cover large amounts of space while keeping costs low, consider affordable groundcover like thyme, bishop’s weed and lamium. These creeping plants germinate quickly, covering the area with beautiful flowers and leaves. Rather than canvasing the entire landscape, we suggest adding them to areas that are difficult to maintain, such as side yards and heavily-shaded spots.

  • Budget-Friendly Walkways
  • Want to add a pathway? Utilizing affordable materials such as crushed stone, garden rocks or gravel can help keep costs down while enhancing the aesthetics of your landscape.

  • The Power Of Pallets
  • Wood pallets are some of the cheapest and most versatile options out there for landscaping. For instance, you can use them for building furniture for your guests, constructing an attractive storage container for your garden hose, assembling flower & herb window boxes, enclosing areas with wooden walls, constructing planters for flowers and small trees… and so much more! You can even use them to build a bench around the base of a nearby tree to provide extra seating!

  • Invest In Younger Plants & Shrubs
  • We’re often drawn to mature plants and shrubs when selecting flora for our landscape. However, these “adult” plants often come with a hefty price tag. Instead, opt for their smaller, more youthful counterparts. These are typically much more affordable, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly they grow & flourish with proper maintenance!

  • Wait ‘Til Season’s End
  • Many garden stores and plant nurseries deeply discount certain plants at the end of the season (say, spring or summer). By holding off until the opportune time, you can walk away with more greenery for less cost.

  • The Perfect Perennials
  • Perennials are a gardener’s best friend. That’s because these cost-effective plants return every year, bursting with beautiful leaves and flowers (unlike certain annuals, which die off at the end of the year). Want the most “bang for your buck?” Since perennials germinate over the course of several years, you can simply uproot new blooms and move them to a new portion of your garden. These “new” additions keep your landscape flourishing while keeping costs low.

    Got big dreams for your landscape? At Mountain View Landscapes we pride ourselves on making our clients’ landscaping dreams come true at an affordable cost.

    We understand that each individual has a unique vision for their “ideal landscape,” and so by listening attentively, utilizing our expert knowledge and collaborating with your individual wishes and budget, we’ll go above and beyond to create a personalized and functional outdoor space that exceeds your expectations and perfectly fits your needs.

    Check out what our client Cody had to say about our work:

    As a construction professional, I’ve utilized the services of a large number of landscape contractors. So when I hired Mountain View Landscapes, I wasn’t expecting the remarkably personal and thoughtful design services I received. They went the extra mile to recommend design elements and plantings that harmonized with my hardscape. It was visionary – yet surprisingly affordable. Their crews were expert, clean and on time. The result was my own “Secret Garden,’ an extraordinary installation I’d only dreamed of attaining. They’ve been great about providing ongoing advice and maintenance at a reasonable price. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! So glad we have this level of expertise in the area. Thanks!!!

    Ready to get started? Contact us today to start bringing your landscape visions to life!


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