How To Upgrade Backyard On A Budget

When you want to upgrade the look of your backyard, but you don’t have enough money to spend on expensive services, you hold back. Creativity can never be sacrificed for the sake of money and upgrading your backyard as per your choice doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to spend big bucks and neither it is time-consuming. Little tweaks in your home backyard can make a big difference to the overall look of your backyard. When you look at the makeover tv shows, you envy the look of your backyard and really want it in your house. Here are a few projects you can take on to upgrade your backyard even on a small budget.

1. Install an Espaliered Tree

Espaliered trees are very common and a cheap mean to decorate your backyard with the greens. It’s a cheap plant that makes up a good fence. Espaliered trees take time to grow into the pattern. Then you can train it to grow into the shape you want it to grow. It can give beauty to a blank wall to create different shapes.


2. Install a Feet Washing Frame

Your feet get dirty with all the soil and dirt after enjoying in your backyard. You don’t want those dirty feet in your house. Adding a feet washer with a waterproof frame can add beauty to your backyard. Pipe or a shower to make all the muck and mud go away is helpful. For décor, you can add flat stones which will feel good under your feet. Don’t forget to place a doormat to rub the wet feet off and into the house.


3. Vertical Gardening

Vertical gardening is considered by many people when they don’t have much space in their backyard and really want to upgrade their garden. Vertical gardening is cost-effective and easy-to-maintain. They make most of the small space and you can use recycled material to build it as well.


4. Repainting the Yard

You can make your yard to look modern by painting it with vibrant colors. Walls, chairs, tables and other stuff in your backyard might need some touchup. Painting is the most cost-effective way of making changes to your backyard. Make use of old paints that may have been left and use them to your advantage to keep yourself in the budget even more.

5. Repair Instead of Replacing

Replacing your outdoor supplies can cost you a lot. You may not even consider it when you are on a budget. Simple fixes for your furniture can help you revive them in a way that is as good as new. DIY techniques sure do a lot of help.


6. Artificial Grass

Artificial grass has been debated on whether it is the most cost-effective product for your backyard. It would seem that although, artificial turf is quite expensive, it is a long term investment for your backyard. It doesn’t need any watering or gardening maintenance cost, neither will it get withered nor get rooted out. The recent development has included polymers and nylons which make this artificial turf look very close to the real grass.

Sarah x



  1. April 16, 2019 / 2:17 pm

    All great suggestions. We could do with giving our garden a bit of TLC x

  2. April 16, 2019 / 4:03 pm

    Great ideas! I don’t have a garden unfortunately as I live in a flat but man I really miss a garden!

    Love Lozza xo

  3. April 17, 2019 / 2:07 pm

    I really love the idea of having a foot wash in the garden. I’ve never thought of something like that but it would be really practical, yet still look good. 😀

    Sarah 🌺 || Boxnip || Latest Post

  4. bethemilydann
    April 25, 2019 / 7:50 pm

    These are such cute ideas x

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