Garden ideas with low effort, minimal cost

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However experienced you at at gardening, it's perfectly acceptable to admit you'd like to know a few low effort, minimal cost ideas for making your space really come to life. The only snag is, these are the kinds of tips that gardeners and landscapers might not want you knowing, so we've hunted a few out for you.

We'll never get bored of finding new and exciting ways to add a little extra pizzazz and flair to homes and gardens. If you similarly enthused, scroll down to find out what you could do to your garden this weekend!

1. Lay a chunky flagstone path

The joy is, it doesn't have to be perfect!

2. Fill in beds with coloured shingle

For a neat and sophisticated look.

3. Complete your installation with a blockwork garden wall

 Houses by OBBA

So cheap and easy to put up!

4. Add a fire pit

Camberley firepit:  Garden by Lithic Fire
Lithic Fire

Camberley firepit

Lithic Fire

For year round enjoyment.

5. Frame your home with tall or fluffy grasses

7. Experiment with painting fencing white

For a chic modern look.

8. Embrace a little alpine styling

These plants need little care.

9. Install a mini flowerbed at your entrance

It will make a big impact.

10. Hanging baskets make a house look and feel like a home

11. Spray paint empty cans and pots to make beautiful planters

12. If you can weave, how about creating some bespoke pots?

13. Repurpose old stepladders into plant displays

 Interior landscaping by

Bunte Farbtupfer auf reinem Weiß—Bromelien auf dekorativer Pflanztreppe –

14. Turn empty fences into floral displays by mounting pots

Herbs would be perfect here!

15. Add tin foil to pots

For an effective, low-cost look.

16. Repurpose unusual items as planters

17. Use flea market finds in flower displays

18. An old coat stand makes a terrific pot hanger

19. All that glitters can be gold

 Interior landscaping by

Gruppierung verschiedener bunter Bromelien in silber schimmernden Töpfen –

If you spray all your pots to match.

20. Galvanised buckets are ideal outdoor plant pots

Zinc Planter with Candle Holders:  Garden  by ELLA JAMES

Zinc Planter with Candle Holders


21. Old crates and boxes make for organic, rustic planters

For a little extra garden inspiration, take a look at this Ideabook: 19 Garden Fences All Your Neighbours Will Want To Copy.

Which of these ideas will you put to the test?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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