If you do not have the budget to splash out on new garden furniture, do not worry! Upcycling as a fun and creative method which allows you to create furniture from preloved objects. A trend that has been highly popular in the spring/summer of 2020, is to create outdoor furniture by restructuring wooden pallets. Wooden pallets are very cheap to buy or sometimes they are given out for free when they are no longer needed within the construction industry. Wooden pallets are great for creating outdoor bars and any types of wooden furniture that is desired.
Add items which require zero upkeep
Sometimes it is a good idea to invest in items for your garden that will last a long time and that require zero maintenance and upkeep. For example, natural grass is a feature which most people have within their gardens, however it does require maintenance as some people hire gardeners to take care of the upkeep or people take time out of their own lives to cut their grass, either way it is expensive or time consuming to keep natural grass looking presentable, so why not invest in artificial grass? Once the artificial grass is down the only thing you really have to do is admire its beauty.
Make a DIY fire pit
A fire pit can provide a central feature in your garden and is perfect for gathering around to extend your summer evenings. You can purchase one from a garden centre or save money by building your own. There are several ways you could do this, but one of the easiest is probably to build a surround for your fire pit using bricks or concrete blocks, leaving a couple of gaps for oxygen flow. Lay paving stones or sand in the centre, as a base for your fire.
Use solar lighting
Lighting is beautiful within a garden, especially if you would like to spend summer evenings outside. However, a downside to garden lighting is, if it is not solar powered it will raise your electricity bill, this is why it is important to consider the use of solar power, as sunlight powers the lights and it offers free electricity. You can even purchase solar lighting from budget shops, so it is very cheap yet rewarding way of adding beauty to your outdoor space. Solar lights also vary in style and size, so whatever type of lighting you have envisioned for your garden, you will most likely to be able to find your perfect style of light in solar light form.
Grow your own fruit and vegetables
If you want a garden which adds an economic benefit, then growing your own fruit and vegetables are a great way of producing organic food and the amount of money you will save over time from not having to always purchase fruit and vegetables from a supermarket. If you have children, it is also a good way of giving your children an insight and interest into how fruit and vegetables are grown.
Incorporate used plastic bottles within your garden
In a world where stopping single-use plastics from polluting our land and oceans is of the utmost importance, repurposing used plastic bottles as planters is both a cheap and eco-friendly garden design idea. To make a plastic bottle into a planter, cut a large hole in one side, and puncture a couple of small holes in the other side, for drainage. Fill with potting soil, and your chosen seeds or seedlings. Hang multiple bottles on a wall or wire fence to create the effect shown.
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