Let’s face it, the vast majority of us aren’t super rich and have some type of budgetary constraints for everything from cars to holidays to home improvements. Sure, the likes of Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman et al can virtually have what they want, when they want it and not worry about the cost, but for the rest of us, we need to plan carefully. If you don’t have the available funds at the moment for a millionaire’s garden landscaping project, the team at Concept Concrete have come with a few budget friendly back yard improvement options.
Stepping stones not only look good they also have very practical purposes which includes a stable, dry surface to walk on in wet weather or for watering the garden. There are a large selection of slabs, pavers and decorative stones to choose from if you decide to install this feature in your backyard. If you do find a bit of extra cash behind the couch, you might even consider some path lighting to complement your new path.
You may be thinking ‘What’s so budget friendly about water butts?’ The answer will become evident when you receive your water bill. You can use this ‘free’ water to irrigate your back yard when it doesn’t rain. You may need some concrete slabs to mount the water butt on and of course purchase the butt itself, but these financial outlays will ultimately bring a good return on your investment.
Refurbish Old Furniture for Outdoor Use
Buying new garden furniture can be expensive. If you want to spruce up your backyard seating arrangements and don’t want to pay too much, why not refurbish some existing furniture? The old chair that’s been in the shed for years or the old bench in the garage can be repurposed to achieve a shabby chic look. The great thing about shabby chic is that they don’t even have to match! If you’re lucky, your old, abandoned furniture may only need a good clean, a rub down and a coat of paint to make it fit for purpose.
Cheap Decorative Additions
If your backyard looks a little bit empty you might be considering some decorative/functional items to fill some space, but you don’t need to spend big. They say the best things in life are free, (or almost free) so think about some worthy additions that you can pick up for nothing or buy cheaply at Flea Markets or car boot sales. You will be really surprised at what people throw away or sell off very cheaply and you could pick up some real bargains. Examples include large heavy-duty decorative planters, garden figurines or even concrete garden gnomes! Of course, you don’t have to spend a cent if you’re prepared to look around, large attractive rocks and drift wood can also be attractive additions if you’re lucky enough to find them.