Cool Backyard Design Ideas on a Budget

Know Your Space

If you don’t want to spend a bundle on plants just to watch them wither and die, then make sure you’re putting in blooms, trees, and bushes that are meant to thrive in your local climate. Ask for help at your local greenhouse or plant nursery, check resources like the USDA Plant Hardiness map to see what climate zone you live in and which plants will last there, and walk around your neighborhood on a hunt for landscaping you love (then knock on the door if you can’t identify the plants on your own). Invest in native greenery and watch your garden grow.