Turning your garden into a peaceful haven of beautiful blooms, pristine garden fencing, and al fresco dining spots might be your dream, but if your budget’s holding you back it can feel a long way off. Fortunately, though, a well-designed garden doesn’t have to cost a lot. To help you make a start, our team at Welch Fencing have put together our top tips to help your money go further. Let’s get into it!
Know your aesthetic
Knowing your garden aesthetic is key to not making purchases you regret. Anyone with a garden will know the struggle of buying flower pots or shrubs that end up not fitting with your desired look, which is just a waste of money! But without a clear vision, it’s easy to make impulsive purchases. That’s why it’s crucial to sit down before you go shopping and create a mood board for your aesthetic based on one key theme.
Focus on your boundaries
Neat garden boundaries can transform your entire space. Upgrade shabby edges with new garden fence panels or give your existing fencing a new coat of paint for a quick spruce-up, making sure that all dirt and debris is removed first. Invest a little time in maintaining your border plants, too, for a garden that starts as it means to go on. By doing this, you can cut back on spending elsewhere and still create a well-kept space.
Look for second-hand treasures
Choosing second-hand items instead of brand-new items can save you a whole lot of money. From outdoor furniture to timber for raised beds, you can find almost anything in a used condition – and it’ll add to your garden’s sustainability, too! Search antique shops, salvage yards, and online marketplaces (including Facebook and eBay) to uncover hidden treasures at bargain prices.
Buy bare-root plants
Bare-root plants are a money-saving secret known by a few experienced gardeners. These are plants that are dug from the ground in their dormant phase and arrive in your garden without any soil around the roots. You can save tons of money choosing bare-root trees and shrubs, bringing life to your outdoor area without breaking the bank.
Use materials you already have
Not everything you need has to be bought. Toilet roll tubes make amazing plant pots for growing from seeds and can be planted straight into the soil when your saplings are ready. Twigs work wonderfully as supports for plants, and plastic bottles cut in half make cost-effective protectors for sprouting seeds! Get creative with the materials you already have to cut back on unnecessary spending
If you’re renovating your garden to create your dream space, we have a wonderful range of garden fencing to instantly lift and transform your borders. As a well-respected UK manufacturer, Welch Fencing creates concrete fence posts and garden fence panels for outdoor spaces across the country. Be sure to take a look at the entire range of posts, fencing, and trellises on our website.
To learn more about our products or ask any questions you have, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team at 01772 336 476 and we’ll be more than happy to help!