Cheap Landscaping Ideas

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Landscaping can be quite the costly hobby, but not when you come across ideas like these, to help you turn whatever space you have around the house into a regular outdoor sanctuary.

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Leaf raking hacks, tips, and ideas for homeowners to maintain the yards and gardens in the Fall. This article tells you how to use tools and clever DIYs to clean up those autumn leaves.

15 Top Leaf Raking Hacks Every Homeowner Should Know

Leaf raking hacks, tips, and ideas for homeowners to maintain the yards and gardens in the Fall. This article tells you how to use tools and clever DIYs to clean up those autumn leaves.

a leaf blower or sweeper can be useful all year long, and not only for dead leaves on sidewalks. A good cordless sweeper can be used to clear snow from doorways and sidewalks, clear flower beds, and to help clean up around the yard or garage no matter the season. (It makes a fun game for the kids, too.) It's a good investment for a homeowner, and it doesn't have to be expensive. Here are our five favorite cordless options for this year.

Leaf Blowers: Not Just for Leaves!

a leaf blower or sweeper can be useful all year long, and not only for dead leaves on sidewalks. A good cordless sweeper can be used to clear snow from doorways and sidewalks, clear flower beds, and to help clean up around the yard or garage no matter the season. (It makes a fun game for the kids, too.) It's a good investment for a homeowner, and it doesn't have to be expensive. Here are our five favorite cordless options for this year.

Solar lights are getting better and better and cheaper and cheaper. These are our 2020 reviews for the best ones for both high quality light and high quality design.

Best & Brightest Solar Path Lights

Solar lights are getting better and better and cheaper and cheaper. These are our 2020 reviews for the best ones for both high quality light and high quality design.

Old wheelbarrows have become one of my favorite finds to put to use in my garden design, hence why this particular waterfall speaks to my soul. Combined with the old pump, and details like an old tin cup round this design out to something I desperately want to recreate!

76 Backyard and Garden Waterfall Ideas

Old wheelbarrows have become one of my favorite finds to put to use in my garden design, hence why this particular waterfall speaks to my soul. Combined with the old pump, and details like an old tin cup round this design out to something I desperately want to recreate!

Everyone wants to stylize their yard with some sort of unique landscaping, but sometimes the ideas don’t come, and you feel like you can’t do it yourself. Have you considered creating a dry river bed or creek that adds a pleasant atmosphere to your backyard without a lot of hassle or maintenance? Take a look at these easy to create landscaping ideas and find the inspiration you need to start your new yard design today. #riverbedlandscape #diylandcaping #landscapingideas

50 Diy Dry Creek Landscaping Ideas With Pictures!

Everyone wants to stylize their yard with some sort of unique landscaping, but sometimes the ideas don’t come, and you feel like you can’t do it yourself. Have you considered creating a dry river bed or creek that adds a pleasant atmosphere to your backyard without a lot of hassle or maintenance? Take a look at these easy to create landscaping ideas and find the inspiration you need to start your new yard design today. #riverbedlandscape #diylandcaping #landscapingideas

Whether you live in a suburb, on a secluded island, or someplace in between, there is no arguing that sitting outdoors and enjoying some sunshine while watching TV is a good idea all year round. We've built a guide to mounting your TV to the siding of your home, complete with tips on mounting brackets, anchors, TVs, and covering systems. Check it out!

Outdoor TV for Year-Round Backyard Entertainment

Whether you live in a suburb, on a secluded island, or someplace in between, there is no arguing that sitting outdoors and enjoying some sunshine while watching TV is a good idea all year round. We've built a guide to mounting your TV to the siding of your home, complete with tips on mounting brackets, anchors, TVs, and covering systems. Check it out!

Want to build a new firewood rack today? We found 7 firewood rack plans that anyone with hand tools and little to no experience can build. Check out the great DIY ideas we came up with!

7 of the Best Firewood Rack Plans You Can Build Today

Want to build a new firewood rack today? We found 7 firewood rack plans that anyone with hand tools and little to no experience can build. Check out the great DIY ideas we came up with!

Sure, Fall is famously orange, gold and red. But it's also the best time to plant your favorite leafy greens: kale, cabbage, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, spring onions, peas, bush beans... the list is long, and we have it in our guide to Fall planting. Get started now and have the greenest spring on the block.

The Fall Garden Ultimate Guide

Sure, Fall is famously orange, gold and red. But it's also the best time to plant your favorite leafy greens: kale, cabbage, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, spring onions, peas, bush beans... the list is long, and we have it in our guide to Fall planting. Get started now and have the greenest spring on the block.

If you’ve found a favorite way to display your indoor herbs from the list above, you still need to make sure you can keep them alive. This isn’t a very hard task, but there are a few helpful tips to remember to keep your experience as maintenance free as possible, and to get the most out of your favorite flavors. This handy infographic not only give you some great advice, it also provides you with the best plants to grow indoors, and their optimal harvesting time!

32 Ways to Create the Best Indoor Herb Garden

If you’ve found a favorite way to display your indoor herbs from the list above, you still need to make sure you can keep them alive. This isn’t a very hard task, but there are a few helpful tips to remember to keep your experience as maintenance free as possible, and to get the most out of your favorite flavors. This handy infographic not only give you some great advice, it also provides you with the best plants to grow indoors, and their optimal harvesting time!

A group of butterflies is sometimes called a kaleidoscope. If you want to convince a prism (or a rabble, or a swarm, or a rainbow) of butterflies to make a beeline for your yard, you'll need to give them plenty of food, shelter, and predator-free space to congregate. Everything you need to know is in our butterfly oasis guide, including what to plant, where to plant it, how to make a butterfly house, and what to do when the butterflies have flown away for winter.

Everything You Need to Know to Grow a Butterfly Oasis

A group of butterflies is sometimes called a kaleidoscope. If you want to convince a prism (or a rabble, or a swarm, or a rainbow) of butterflies to make a beeline for your yard, you'll need to give them plenty of food, shelter, and predator-free space to congregate. Everything you need to know is in our butterfly oasis guide, including what to plant, where to plant it, how to make a butterfly house, and what to do when the butterflies have flown away for winter.

If you have a small yard and a small budget, you can still get a little play set for your young kids or toddler.   In this guide we're not just showing you traditional swing sets with slides, we also profile some playhouses and "playtime patios" that I've found my kids loved just as much as the "normal" swings and slides-- which they can already do at the local playground.

Backyard Play Sets for Small Spaces

If you have a small yard and a small budget, you can still get a little play set for your young kids or toddler. In this guide we're not just showing you traditional swing sets with slides, we also profile some playhouses and "playtime patios" that I've found my kids loved just as much as the "normal" swings and slides-- which they can already do at the local playground.

Do you do great work planting a garden but then get stumped when it comes to beautifying the surroundings? This can be an especially trying task if you’re looking for ways to edge your garden beds with a unique look and eye catching elements that don’t take away from the garden’s beauty. But you can use this list of 42 ideas to create stunning garden bed edging that is easy to implement! #gardenedgingideas #uniquegardenedgingideas

42 Beautiful Garden Bed Edging Ideas With Pictures

Do you do great work planting a garden but then get stumped when it comes to beautifying the surroundings? This can be an especially trying task if you’re looking for ways to edge your garden beds with a unique look and eye catching elements that don’t take away from the garden’s beauty. But you can use this list of 42 ideas to create stunning garden bed edging that is easy to implement! #gardenedgingideas #uniquegardenedgingideas

You need a wheeled string trimmer that is sturdy and durable-- that can handle any large brush you can throw at it. You want quality at a reasonable expense. You want easy maintenance and easy storage. This guide to the best trimmers is for you.

Our Favorite Wheeled String Trimmers

You need a wheeled string trimmer that is sturdy and durable-- that can handle any large brush you can throw at it. You want quality at a reasonable expense. You want easy maintenance and easy storage. This guide to the best trimmers is for you.

36% of Americans say they reuse their holiday decorations each year, but we think that's uninspired. Unless by "reuse" they mean "add more to," in which case we are here for it. If you're looking to transform your house, yard, porch, patio, roof or door this year, we've got you covered: here are 130 ideas for your house this Halloween... whether you start from scratch or break out the box from the attic.

Stuck in a Halloween Rut?

36% of Americans say they reuse their holiday decorations each year, but we think that's uninspired. Unless by "reuse" they mean "add more to," in which case we are here for it. If you're looking to transform your house, yard, porch, patio, roof or door this year, we've got you covered: here are 130 ideas for your house this Halloween... whether you start from scratch or break out the box from the attic.

If you are anything like me, when you see empty yard space, you see the garden potential. And depending on what your plans are concerning flower, stone, or vegetable garden beds, you probably have a preliminary idea of how you want your garden edging to look once it’s finished. #ideas #stone #stone #wood

42 Beautiful Garden Bed Edging Ideas With Pictures

If you are anything like me, when you see empty yard space, you see the garden potential. And depending on what your plans are concerning flower, stone, or vegetable garden beds, you probably have a preliminary idea of how you want your garden edging to look once it’s finished. #ideas #stone #stone #wood

When sprucing up an outdoor area, we’re used to the typical landscaping – cleaning up brush, potting plants, adding a bush or vegetable garden here and there. In larger landscaping projects, however, sometimes lawns can become multifaceted depending on the space. In most cases, adding or utilizing a retaining type of wall is necessary to hold soil and rain runoff back, but they can also add depth and deeper intrigue to an outdoor space. #ideas #hillside #landscape #steps #ideascheap

95 Retaining Wall Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind

When sprucing up an outdoor area, we’re used to the typical landscaping – cleaning up brush, potting plants, adding a bush or vegetable garden here and there. In larger landscaping projects, however, sometimes lawns can become multifaceted depending on the space. In most cases, adding or utilizing a retaining type of wall is necessary to hold soil and rain runoff back, but they can also add depth and deeper intrigue to an outdoor space. #ideas #hillside #landscape #steps #ideascheap