Affordable Ways To Spruce Up Your Landscape Design

Posted on: 27 September 2016

If you would like to give your landscape a makeover, but are afraid of the cost, you may want to take a few moments to review the following tips. This way, you can get the look you want without breaking the bank.

Use Fill Wanted Signs For Landscape Rocks

By placing a sign in front of your home, or in various places around town with your phone number, you may find that there are individuals and companies that have various sizes of rocks that can be used as fill or for a landscape design. They simply need somewhere to get rid of it all because they do not want it. When you have "fill wanted" signs out, you may be able to get all of the free landscape rocks that you could ever need.

Remove Old Railroad Ties For Borders

Whether you want to place a border along your flower bed or along the sides of a driveway or walkway, you will want to make sure that you have used ones. After all, even new ones would eventually show signs of being weathered so you might as well start with railroad ties that appear that way. Plus, they may be a lot easier to find at a price much more affordable than what you would find at a local landscape or home improvement company. Look online or in your local paper for people who want to have their old landscape railroad ties removed. They may sell them for an affordable price or even give them away for free if you are willing to do all of the work and haul them away on your own.

Make Your Own Fertilizer

If you want to make sure that your plants are always large and vibrant looking, you will want to supply them with plenty of fertilizer. This can get a little expensive over time so you might want to consider making your own. To do this, you simply need to start a compost pile. Create a wood frame to sit on the ground and fill it with dead leaves, coffee grounds, eggs shells, and bits and pieces of leftover fruits and vegetables that would have otherwise found their way in your trash can. Using a shovel or pitch fork, turn the pile every day in order to introduce air into it. This will help the materials to quickly break down and become fertilizer that you can spread around your flowers, bushes, and trees.

With those three tips in mind, you should have a much easier time sprucing up the look of your landscape without having to spend too much money.