7 Tips to Help You Spruce Up Your Flower Beds and Garden Paths on a Budget

You can brighten up your flower beds and garden paths without adding a dent to your wallet, by creating your own details to spruce up your outdoor spaces on a budget. These simple ideas from Hometalk bloggers are a quick and budget-friendly way to give your garden a look you love.

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Tip #4: Turn potted plants into garden edging

Terra Cotta Pots and Flowers Edging via Carlene @Organized Clutter

Combine your edging and your garden by turning small potted plants into a defining line between your lawn and your flower bed. You can fill these pots with anything from giant lilies to tiny succulents.


Tip #5: Add concrete garden orbs to your garden

Concrete Garden Orbs via Charlotte @Ciburbanity

Make your own concrete orbs easily using a simple mix and glass or plastic bowls from your local thrift store. This craft is quick, fun, and adds a fabulous ornament to your flower beds. Bonus: the style, size, and shape is totally customizable to fit your garden space.


Tip #6: Make garden treasure jars

Make Garden Treasure Jars via Melissa @Empress of Dirt

Using recycled glass jars and glass pebbles from the Dollar Store, create these easy and colorful garden treasure jars. These are great to make with children, and they’re perfect for storing treasures and surprises that they can find later.

Tip #7: Concrete stepping stones

Leaf Print Concrete Stones via Stephanie @Garden Therapy

If you love the look of intricate leaves and patterns, use concrete and cut up empty food canisters to make your own stepping stones. Press your leaves into the concrete mold, allow them to dry and cure, and then place them throughout your garden to define and design your space.

For more great landscaping ideas, inspirations, and how-to’s, check out the landscaping page on Hometalk!