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Your garden is a special part of your home. Not only does it give you an outdoor space you can spend time in and enjoy, but it can also help boost your mental health and wellbeing by encouraging you to spend time outdoors.


Transforming your garden into an attractive and usable outdoor space can be tough. And as with any home improvements, there could be a lot of costs involved in getting your garden how you want it.


But even if things are a little tight, there are some budget-friendly ways you can transform your garden. Take a look at the following ideas to get you started. 

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Maintain what you already have

A complete garden transformation can be expensive, but do you really need to give your garden a complete makeover to see a change? You could work with your existing garden to make it more appealing and look a little fresher. There are plenty of stress-free ways to make your garden look nicer, as well as some affordable projects you can undertake. Some great ideas to give your garden a little refresh include:


  • Paint your fence to make it look fresh.
  • Work on your lawn with regular seeding, cutting and watering to get it in great shape.
  • Use a pressure washer to tackle dirt and grime.
  • Grow new flowers and plants.


A little maintenance goes a long way, making a big difference to your outdoor space.

Create your own decking or patio area


While hiring someone to create a decking or patio area can be expensive, it is a job you can do yourself. This will save on labor costs, so all you need to do is worry about getting the materials. 


When you tackle this kind of job yourself, it’s important to budget appropriately, saving the money you have for the things you cannot easily do yourself. Paying for rubbish removal can help you deal with the debris and mess that comes with laying a patio or decking, giving you one less thing to worry about. This will allow you to carry on with the rest of the job, knowing all the mess will be taken care of.

Upcycle or build your own outdoor furniture


Outdoor furniture helps turn your garden into the perfect space for entertaining and relaxing, but it can be expensive. Luckily, there are a lot of fun and affordable outdoor furniture projects you can try to create some outdoor furniture from existing pieces and repurpose old materials. Think about what you need and what you already have to come up with some great ideas for outdoor furniture that the whole family can get involved in making.


Taking the time to transform your garden will be a fun and rewarding project, helping you create a more usable space, while potentially adding value to your home. With some DIY and a little creativity, you can create your perfect garden on a budget that the whole family can enjoy.


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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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