4 Easy And Affordable DIY Garden Design Ideas


If you’ve been thinking about sprucing up your garden, but don’t have much of a budget to work with, don’t worry. There are plenty of ways you can make small changes that will add tons of style and personality to your outdoor space without breaking the bank. Here are four cheap DIY garden design ideas that will give your yard an instant upgrade:

Build A Stacked Herb Garden

Herbs are easy to grow, and they are a great way to add color and flavor to your cooking. Herbs are also easy to care for, and they can be used to decorate your home.

If you don’t have any space in your yard or garden for a full herb garden, you can try building a stacked herb garden. You will need:

  • A container that is at least two feet deep
  • A large rectangular wooden box with drainage holes drilled into the bottom that is big enough so that when it’s placed on top of the container it will extend past each side by one inch
  • Soil mixture made from equal parts compost and potting soil (this mixture should be damp but not wet)

Update Your Classic Flower Boxes

If you have the classic flower box already, you can still update it. To do this, all you need is some paint and some new flowers.

  • A fresh coat of bright colors will make your classic flower box feel brand new!
  • You can find many different patterns online that are perfect for these little boxes. Just search “garden” or “flower.” Some ideas might include stripes, polka dots and even plaids! If there’s a pattern that inspires you then go for it! Your neighbors will be so impressed with how hipster chic your place looks now too!

Add A Privacy Screen

  • Add a privacy screen.

The best way to keep your garden private is with a fence or wall. But depending on your budget, this may not be an option for you. A privacy screen is the next best thing. You can buy one made of wood, metal or plastic and attach it to the side of your existing garden wall or fence. If you don’t have any fences or walls in your yard, build one by using concrete blocks stacked on top of each other until they’re tall enough so that they hide most of what’s inside the garden from view (just make sure it doesn’t block out all sun). The nice thing about these types of gardens is that they’re completely customizable based on what materials are available within driving distance—so don’t worry if there aren’t many choices in your area!

Create A Living Fence.

You can create a living fence with a variety of plants, including:

  • evergreen shrubs such as holly and yew
  • deciduous shrubs like dogwoods and viburnums
  • vines like ivy or clematis.

You can make your garden even more beautiful without spending a lot of money.

You can make your garden even more beautiful without spending a lot of money. If you are starting out on a budget and want to create an affordable garden design, there are many ways to do so.

  • Get creative with recycled materials
  • Use what’s already in your yard or garden

Here are some ideas:


I hope these ideas have inspired you to get out there and make your garden even more beautiful. Remember, if you’re on a budget it doesn’t mean you can’t still create something beautiful!

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