It doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg to upgrade your outdoor living space. It doesn’t even have to be that complicated. Here are a few simple, low-maintenance landscaping ideas for beginners that can elevate outdoor spaces and enhance their overall appeal. As appealing as beautiful landscapes are, they can be pricey. So how do you DIY one as a beginner?
Create Interesting Flower Beds for Your Landscape
Flower beds are an excellent place to begin if you want to revamp your existing garden and add color to enhance your yard with more beauty. Consider what your plants’ and flowers’ sunlight and soil requirements are before you do this.
Create Rich Soil Using Compost and Mulch
As a beginner, you may be easily tempted to buy expensive potting soil. While it is one of the essential components of landscaping and essential for the health of your plants, you can save a lot of money by mixing soil with the leftover organic scraps from your household. Another effective DIY solution you can try is adding mulch. Mulch provides plants with the nutrition they need and costs even less than potting soil if you were to buy it. Did we mention that mixing your own mulch and compost makes for more interesting and colorful flower beds? Well, they do!
Make Your Own Stepping Stones
Instead of creating a full-blown pathway, start with a few stepping stones to give dimension and make your garden look more planned out. DIY stepping stones can save hundreds of dollars. All you’ll need are the following supplies;
- Quick-setting cement
- Paint bucket
- Decorative marbles and shells
- Square-shaped shallow boxes
Mix cement and water into your paint bucket using the given instructions on the cement package. When it is mixed, pour this mixture inside the cardboard box, and add your shells and marbles and let it dry. Check after a full day whether it has dried, and if it has, then you will have yourself a beautiful setting stone!