Short on Time and Cash? Low Maintenance Landscaping on a Budget

Low maintenance landscaping frees up your time to enjoy your outdoor areas.  And you don’t have to break the bank to do it.  When it comes to having little time, and little money to go through and spruce up a yard, there are plenty of options available.

Being crafty and creative, having the willingness to learn and being able to take on some challenges are all necessary when it comes to creating a beautiful yard on a tight budget. Consider some of these ways to make your yard stand out, without having to spend too much in the process.

Save Time: Always Plan Ahead

When you plan and design ahead of time, you have less of a chance of something going wrong. This can also put you in a better position to plan out many of the areas you want to cover, while making sure that you have the necessary funds for the materials that are needed to complete the project. Planned out projects work better when you know what is going to happen, or how it should happen.

Save Money: Use Free Resources 

Free resources are always ideal to use for any project, and no matter how big or small the budget. Check local newspapers or online spots like Freecycle or Craigslist for items people are giving away, including stones, rocks, plants, pallets and everything in between; you can place them together and use them to your advantage when designing the perfect outdoor space on a budget.

Save Work: Use Native Plants

Native plants are less expensive due to being found throughout the general area. They are also easier to maintain since they thrive throughout MN. They require little in the way of water or fertilizer, and they generally resist weeds.  You can make use of these plants throughout your yard.  If you replace some of your lawn with prairie grasses, that cuts down on the time and expense of mowing.

Save More Work: Explore Hardscaping

Many hardscaping options can be done relatively inexpensively. With a few pavers, some stones and even boulders, you can make your landscape stick out. Enjoy all that comes from having a lower maintenance yard without the high costs associated with having a lawn to maintain throughout the year. Check out these different kinds of hardscapes to use in your MN yard.

Of course, when you need a little extra help, speak with us here at Architectural Landscape Design where we can work with any budget, while ensuring that you get the yard that you’ve always wanted.