Simple backyard ideas – One of the easiest and cheapest ways to transform your backyard is to mow the lawn in a clearly defined shape – something like a circle, a square or an oblong. Mark it with string and use a shovel to cut away the excess grass. It is not a difficult job and should only take one afternoon. And the best part? It costs absolutely nothing!
The most cost-effective way to fill flower beds with attractive plants is to buy perennials that you can share. It may sound like advanced level gardening but it really is not. It will work with lump-forming perennials such as geums, astrants and hard geraniums. Just tip the plant out of its pot and pull it into two or three pieces, each with a few stems and root. Dig a hole and plant every part of your flower bed.
Next year when they have grown and spread, you can dig them up and tighten them again to get even more plants. You get a wonderful screen in a couple of years for very little money. Six geranium plants are usually enough to walk in a medium-sized garden. Outdoor lights can be purchased online all year round and they are a quick, easy and inexpensive way to get a beautiful glow to a patio and beyond.