How Do I Landscape My Backyard on a Budget?

April 19, 2022 / Written by: Signature Landscape

April 19, 2022
Written by: Signature Landscape

The living space of your property extends much beyond your home's rooms. You can enhance and beautify your yard with the help of services like a landscape design in Orage County. Better still, improving the curb appeal or backyard of your property does not have to be expensive.

With some low-cost landscaping project ideas, you can really stretch your budget to cover a lot of outdoor space.

When it comes to landscaping on a budget, you don't have to settle for a run-down yard. You can save money while developing a lovely yard by using plants, patios, window boxes, and water features.

Check out these low-cost options from our extremely knowledgeable team for improving your backyard landscape without burning a hole in your pocket.

Hardscape Doesn't Have to Be Expensive

Water features don't have to be expensive to make a significant impact in your yard. Modern pumps and pond liners are low-cost and simple to install for do-it-yourselfers.

With a few stones and a little extra work, you can even create miniature waterfalls. Scrounge for free stones at building sites (with permission) or on your country cousin's property. Alternatively, a flowing clay pot fountain is a slightly more premium option.

Other hardscape tasks, including water features, can be easier than beginners think. It's just a matter of picking the road with the least amount of resistance.

Do-it-yourselfers will find that sand-brick patios are easier to construct than concrete patios. It's also feasible to avoid having to cut any of the bricks if you prepare ahead of time, which is a daunting chore that drives many homeowners to hire someone else to install their patio for them.

Similarly, save money by laying your own sandstone walkways instead of hiring a professional.

Cheap Plants for Low-Cost Landscaping

Obtaining low-cost plants necessitates a shift in mindset. Many of us grew up buying plants from gardening supply stores. These plants are of exceptional quality, but they come at a cost.

We must fight the urge to compare apples to oranges while searching for low-cost plants from suppliers that aren't specialized in the gardening industry.

Cheap flowers from supermarkets, for example, will often be of worse quality than the same plants available at your local nursery. However, because such plants will be less expensive as well, the comparison is somewhat unfair.

Water Conservation is Crucial for Cost Savings.

However, gardening on a budget entails more than just finding low-cost plants and creative ideas. Some plants need more water than others, and water is becoming increasingly scarce. Drought-tolerant perennials are better at fending for themselves than most, which saves you money on water.

Drought-tolerant plants are part of a broader water-conservation strategy known as xeriscaping. Installing automatic irrigation systems and mulching can also help you save money on watering.

Work with a Reputable Landscape Design Company You Can Trust

We understand that the above-mentioned options can clearly cost you tons of savings. However, if you want a private spot to take a dip on a hot summer’s day, our pool design contractors in Orange County can ensure an inexpensive way to add this feature to your backyard.

For more cost-effective ways to design your landscape in Huntington Beach, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, Dana Point, and Ladera Ranch. You may request a free quote, contact our team at 949-755-8636 at Signature Landscape today!

Signature Landscape
Moe has remained committed to excellence in both design and customer service ever since day one. Today, seeing clients from many years back who are still enthusiastic and appreciative fuels his fire. Knowing he has such a positive effect on his clients and the beauty of the city he lives in drives Moe daily to strive for excellence.

Schedule A Consultation

Interested in transforming your outdoor space into a lush oasis? Fill out the form below to schedule a consultation with our Hardscaping & Landscaping Experts and bring your vision to life!

  • Please be as descriptive as possible to allow us to better provide a quote for your project.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Signature Landscape Logo
Signature Landscape
25862 Jamon Ln, 
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
We create exceptional exterior living spaces and are passionate about the quality and beauty reflected in every Signature Landscape design.
Contractors License: 583113
Get In Touch
Working Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9:00AM - 10:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday: Closed
© 2024 Signature Landscape. All Rights Reserved.