Patio / September 14, 2018 / Lillian Ochoa
Another inexpensive but contemparary way to upcycle your planters is by painting them in a bold color. If you’re using terracotta pots, soak them in water for an hour before painting with water based paint.
While ancient in concept, the pergola has been experiencing a bit of a modern renaissance these days. A stylish outdoor shelter with no walls (or otherwise built as a singular addition to one’s house), a pergola is a breezy way to take some shade during warmer, sunnier seasons. There are a multitude of pergola ideas to choose from, depending on your tastes and lifestyle. Table settings, chaise lounges, and even wet bars can be implemented into a pergola, while many also opt to add latticework and planter boxes to encourage blooming flora & fauna.
Landscapers often add edging around flower gardens, the house foundation, and sometimes sidewalks and driveways. Installing the edging in curves rather than perfectly straight lines adds appeal and character. The edging is permanent, so it enhances the landscape all year long and it's an easy way to go from boring to beautiful.
A cheap landscaping idea that creates great visual impact is the use of pavers and ground cover. If you have unused ground space in your yard or bare earth you’d like to cover up, use recycled or broken pavers in a mosaic pattern of your choice. Plant moss or creeping sedum between the seams for contrast. The combination of the two materials means you need less of each, saving you money.
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