Budget-Friendly Tips for Upgrading Your Garden

Budget-Friendly Tips for Upgrading Your Garden

Are you dreaming of transforming your outdoor space but worried about breaking the bank? With a little creativity and some strategic planning, you can revamp your garden without draining your wallet.

Hickman Brothers Landscapes is here to guide you through some budget-friendly tips for upgrading your garden, helping you achieve the garden of your dreams without breaking your budget.

Start with a Plan

Before diving into any garden project, take some time to plan out your vision. Consider the layout, plants, and features you want to incorporate. Having a clear plan in mind will prevent impulse buys and unnecessary expenses down the line.

This also allows you to complete research on the things you will need to purchase and where to get them. We have a lovely range of shrubs, aggregates and much more ready to be added to your garden!

Work with What You Have

Take stock of the existing elements in your garden that can be repurposed or refreshed. Salvage old pots and containers, upcycle furniture with a fresh coat of paint, and trim overgrown plants to breathe new life into your space without spending a penny.

DIY Décor

Get crafty and create your own garden décor using inexpensive materials. From handmade plant markers to recycled pallet furniture, DIY projects add a personal touch to your garden while saving you money.

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Shop Smart

Mulching is a simple yet effective way to reduce weed growth and retain moisture in the soil. We suggest you apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or bark, around your plants and garden beds. Not only does mulch suppress weeds, but it also improves soil health and reduces the need for frequent watering. Plus, it adds a neat and tidy appearance to your garden, ultimately enhancing its aesthetic.

Grow from Seeds

Save money on plants by starting from seeds instead of purchasing fully-grown specimens. Not only is seed starting more budget-friendly, but it also allows you to grow a wider variety of plants and experience the satisfaction of nurturing them from tiny seeds to flourishing plants.

It may be a longer process to grow the plants you want but the savings that you make are substantial. From vibrant flowers to luscious vegetables, our store boasts an extensive stock of high-quality seeds and seedlings.

Opt for Perennials

Invest in perennial plants the return year after year, reducing the need for frequent replacements and saving you money in the long run. perennials such as lavender, daylilies and hostas offer beautiful blooms and foliage without the recurring expense of annuals. 

Our range of perennial plants are now available in store! 

Mulch Matters

Mulching not only improves soil health and retains moisture but also adds a polished look to your garden beds. Opt for budget-friendly mulch options such as shredded leaves, grass clippings, or pine straw, which are often available for free or at minimal cost.

If you are still looking to purchase Mulch, we have a wide variety of products available.

Start Small

Don't feel pressured to tackle your entire garden at once. Start with small projects and gradually work your way up as your budget allows. Whether it's creating a cosy seating area or planting a few containers of herbs, small improvements can make a big impact over time.

Swap and Share

Connect with friends, neighbours, and community groups to swap plants, seeds, and gardening tools. Not only does this foster a sense of community, but it also allows you to diversify your garden without spending a penny.

If you’re looking to buy your own tools, we have a few different ranges in store like Bulldog, Draper and Unifi

Embrace Patience

Rome wasn't built in a day, and neither is a beautiful garden. Be patient and allow your garden to evolve over time. With patience and perseverance, you can create a stunning outdoor space that reflects your personality and style without breaking the bank.

Upgrading your garden on a budget is entirely achievable with some strategic planning, creativity, and resourcefulness. By following these budget-friendly tips, you can transform your outdoor space into a thriving garden without spending a fortune. 

We have a range of products to suit all of your garden needs. From seeds to pots and hand tools, we stock it. Come into our store in Fulbrook, Burford or check out our website for more information.

Happy gardening!