Although not everything is in bloom yet and heavy showers are still to be expected here and there, one thing is certain: the winter kingdom is definitely over! We would like to spend more time in the fresh air and recharge our spring energy. Above all, our garden offers us a welcome opportunity. After the long winter, however, it needs to be made a little more neat and cosy. But don’t worry about it! It doesn’t necessarily mean spending a lot of money again. You can go about it fairly sparingly. That’s why we have 55 cheap garden ideas for you today that are perfect for a tight budget.
Optimal use of natural resources
Compost heaps would be a very good idea. This not only saves waste costs, but above all expensive and harmful fertilizers and is good for the wallet and nature at the same time. Be sure to also get a rain barrel so that you can catch the rainwater for watering. Potting soil can even be fetched free of charge from the next construction site and not only bought in the hardware store.
prefer natural materials
Plasters look great and are extremely durable. But these are one of the biggest cost factors in garden design at all. Chippings and gravel would be cost-effective alternatives that are also completely water-permeable. In order to create a smooth floor covering with it, you only need to remove the top layer of soil and then compact the soil with a vibrating plate. Then simply put a synthetic fleece and gravel on top. Finished!
Individual garden paths can also be designed with gravel or even field stones. You can also place some smooth stone slabs in it to make it easier to walk on.
Organic materials like wood chippings and mulch are relatively inexpensive and are great for landscaping beds and garden paths. In any case, ensure a stable border with stones. The only disadvantage: These materials decompose over time and should therefore be refilled from time to time.
A casual natural look is always trendy
A beautiful garden does not necessarily have to look like something out of a professional magazine. This can also be designed very naturally and casually. Create a small garden pond and rely on plants and flowers that are robust and hardy. Herbs and spices such as lavender, yarrow, rosemary and thyme are particularly recommended. Allium species and lady’s mantle are another very successful choice in the favorable garden design.
Right now in spring it is the right time to enrich your hedges from cuttings without any money – for example with weigela, forsythia or currants. Simply cut off a few shoots and stick them in the ground. Nature will do the rest for you. All you have to do is water regularly.
Upcycling garden ideas are easy on the wallet and on the environment
And yes! In many cases, garden furniture and garden decorations can cost a lot of money, but they don’t have to. Upcycling is the magic word. Because almost every used item is ideal for building or designing a piece of furniture or decorative accessories. Look around in the basement or at flea markets in your area. You will definitely find numerous old wooden chairs, ladders, watering cans and even shoes, rubber boots or suitcases and bags that you can easily convert into original flower stands or planters. You don’t have to dispose of the worn-out car tires right away. This can be used to make swings, planters and funny animal figures.
Don’t forget the good old Euro pallets and wine crates when designing your garden! Great and functional garden furniture can be built from it in a short amount of time.
Give your imagination free rein and be inspired by our picture gallery with original, simple and, above all, inexpensive garden ideas!