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Landscaping Ideas for Large Yards on a Budget

Categories: Landscape Ideas | January 17, 2019

These simple landscaping ideas for large yards on a budget can help you create a beautifully landscaped space without breaking the bank. At Vandenberg’s Landscape Design, we understand how much careful planning, time, and hard work go into landscaping a large yard. That is why all of our landscaping services are tailored to meet the needs and budget of each individual client.

Inexpensive Large Yard Landscaping Ideas

Some simple inexpensive large yard landscaping ideas include:

1. Select Low-Maintenance Ground Cover

Low-maintenance ground cover, such as thyme, bishop’s weed, and lamium, can be a great alternative and cost-effective solution to planting grass. These types of ground cover can spread quickly over room-sized sections of a front or back yard and can remain healthy through temperature and drought swings.

When using different types of ground cover, make sure to stick to parts of the landscaping that are hard to maintain, such as heavily shaded areas, side yards, and transitional spaces. Keeping grass in sunny areas and using ground cover in harder to maintain areas will provide a nice contrast and prevent your yard from looking like it being overrun by forest plants.

2. Mix Soil with Homemade Compost

While it may be tempting to purchase expensive potting soil, consider mixing a bag of soil with leftover organic kitchen scraps. Combining soil with equal parts backyard compost can create a nutrient-dense mixture your plants will love.

Alternatively, if you do not have time to create and maintain a compost pile in your yard, consider mixing some discards like coffee grounds with mud-like dirt to get more bang for your buck. You can also use mulch in your landscaping, which is nutritious for plants and less expensive than potting soil.

3. Start with Young Plants and Shrubs

While many homeowners are often drawn to mature plants and flowers, purchasing younger plants of the same species can save you money. Consider choosing younger plants and shrubs for a large yard. Once they are planted, they will grow quickly into the mature plants and flowers that drew your eye at the nursery.

4. Choose Perennials

While annual flowers are beautiful, it can be expensive to purchase new flowers each year. Choosing to purchase perennials that regrow every year, such as catmint and coreopsis, can help save you money, while still adding a pop of colour to your landscaping. Even though perennials can cost more to purchase, they will remain a permanent fixture in your garden for years to come.

If you would like to learn more landscaping ideas for large yards on a budget, or if you are interested in one of our landscaping services, please contact Vandenberg’s Landscape Design at 604-866-3023 or by filling out a contact form on our website. We are a New Westminster landscaping company that proudly serves customers all the way from Vancouver to Abbotsford.


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