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With the help of these six simple ideas, you’ll be an outdoor expert in no time. Photo provided

When it comes to our homes, most of us are instantly organized when it comes to decorating our interior space. Whether it’s a complete overhaul of every room or a simple embellishment for the change of seasons.

However, while the interior may be ready for an article in a home magazine, the exterior leaves a lot to be desired. We leave our overgrown backyards for a rainy day project, or start a major overhaul, only to have the project buried under more pressing tasks that desperately need to be taken care of, after all, that stained sofa only won’t clean itself.

A lot of it comes down to the fact that redoing a garden space seems like such a big, expensive, and overwhelming task. Do you need a design degree to landscape your garden? We’re here to show you that no, it doesn’t have to be expensive, or overwhelming, with the help of these six simple ideas, you’ll be an outside expert in no time.

1. Commit to a focal point

Just like when remodeling a room inside your home, you don’t want too many things vying for attention in the space. Not only will this become easily unmanageable, but with the purchase of various components, the bill can start piling up very quickly.

Not to mention, what do you watch first? Is it the life-size Zen garden, the rosebushes, the cactus corner? It can easily become too much. Instead, it’s best to focus on one major element and let everything else in the court complete it. In this case, we refer to the characteristics of the water.

No longer are they overtly large, concrete, three-level centerpieces only suitable for an equally gigantic home. They can be adapted to your space, do you want small and marble? Long and stone? There’s something for every type of space, and they add an element of interest to an otherwise unassuming garden.

Once you’ve chosen your watering hole, all you need to do is make sure everything else is subtle and clean, so trim your bushes and mow your lawn and marvel at the transformation of your garden. , for such a small amount of money.

2. Flower fever

Sometimes you have to lean into the chaos. An overgrown backyard can seem like too much of a task to tame, which is why the yard spirals out of control. So why not roll with the madness and add some to make it intentional rather than unmanageable?

Plant a plethora of roses, hollyhocks, dahlias and cornflowers for an intentionally eclectic garden. Rather than looking messy and messy, your garden now looks like a lush floral jungle. Enjoy the colorful miniature meadow you have created inexpensively.

3. Touches of cactus

If you’re looking for a middle ground between water bodies and floral fauna, why not opt ​​for the ultimate low-maintenance, low-cost garden addition, the cactus? Adding cacti and succulents is the ultimate set and forget the plants, they are very low maintenance and can add a point of interest to your garden.

Head to any local nursery and load up your cart with your prickly new friends. From there, scatter them throughout your garden to create a funky, bohemian garden that’s low maintenance and won’t cost you the earth.

4. DIY

Something that will always add additional costs to any aspect of your life is the cost of outsourcing. Whether you ask someone to install electronics, build furniture or, in this case, landscape your garden.

So why not cut out the middleman and channel your inner tinkerer? If building your own deck feels a bit out of your comfort zone, start with a few steps back. Mark off different parts of your garden and add rocks and pebbles for a clean, easy-to-maintain makeover.

5. Shape and style

DIY out of your comfort zone? Don’t like flowers? Are cacti a little prickly for your taste? Well don’t worry we have the answer, all you need to do is give your garden a little manicure. Sometimes all a garden needs is a light trim.

So mow your lawn, trim your shrubs, zone your roses, and just make sure everything looks clean. It won’t cost you the earth and will completely transform your garden into a whole new space. Just like freshly cut fingernails or a freshly trimmed beard, sometimes all you need to do is clean something up to make it look amazing.

6. Declutter

Our second tip was to lean into madness, but in the sixth tip we say the opposite. It’s not quite the same as going ultra tidy or ultra clean, but sometimes a garden just needs a little less to really shine.

Do you really need ten different chairs around a small table when only four people live inside the house? Should there be a sculpture, a fire pit, lounge chairs and an outdoor coffee table? Just like decluttering your interiors for a fresh-looking space, declutter your outdoor space for outdoor space you can see with new eyes.

As you can see, it doesn’t take much to transform your outdoor space into something completely different on a shoestring budget.

So you can cut and tidy or lean into the jungle, depending on your specific tastes and the size of your garden. But either way, we can’t wait to see how it turns out.

Terri S. Tomasini