Landscaping a beautiful yard on the cheap

Frugal Landscaping Ideas, Tips and Tricks

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Affordable Low Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for Seniors

TDS Reader Solutions

Affordable options when Mom can't keep up with her lawn and garden any longer.

Alternatives to a Grass Lawn

Debra Karplus

There are numerous reasons to abandon the idea of growing grass and choose some lawn alternatives instead. But, is it right for you?

Don't Get Caught Doing These Things In Your Yard

Shari Smith

Here are 10 things you definitely don't want to get caught doing in your yard this summer because they will cost you.


DIY Backyard Waterfall

Reader Contributors

They want to add a waterfall to their backyard. Our readers share their great ideas on making a DIY backyard waterfall.

DIY Free Landscape Borders

Shaunna Privratsky

Here are some terrific free or low cost ideas on how to use landscape borders that turn your ho-hum yard into a showplace.

Edible Landscapes

Veronica Bowma

An edible landscape will provide delicious foods for your table throughout the summer. As you harvest delicious food from your edible landscape and watch your grocery expenses decrease, you will feel confident that those purchases you made in early spring were most definitely justified.

Frugal Rain Gardens

Lee Doppelt

Rain gardens are deliberately planted in a specific location with special plants intended for ecological purposes. Use these guidelines to create a rain garden in your yard.

12 Frugal Landscaping Tips

Janice Horton

If your grounds are looking a little skimpy, take heart. There are at least a dozen ways to fill out a property with more shrubs, flowers and trees without investing huge amounts in the local nursery.

Getting Rid of Yard Waste

Debra Karplus

So what are your options for yard waste? You want to balance saving time and saving your back from all that labor, while stretching your dollars.

Quick & Easy Garden Container Project for Your Yard

Kathy Woodard

Looking for a quick and easy garden container to add some flair to a boring deck, yard or patio? Here is a before and after project that will take less than 30 minutes, can be inexpensive and is a creative take on ordinary container gardening!

Landscaping for Less

Shaunna Privratsky

You want to beautify your own yard, but lack the funds or expertise. Relax! All it takes is a little creativity and you can have spectacular landscaping for less.

Killing a Shrub

TDS Reader Solutions

Is there a natural way to kill a shrub short of digging it out? Our readers share their ideas for best way to keep it from growing back.



Post Garden and Yard Penny-Wise Round Up

Christine Cristiano

Lessening the Lawn

Susan McCanless

Make Your Yard a Work of Art

Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Inexpensive Landscaping with Native Plants

Susan Pitman

8 Ways to Landscape on a Budget

Ben Parriss

Inexpensive Landscaping Ideas

TDS Reader Solutions

Container Mania: Add Zip to Your Landscaping

courtesy of Almanac.com

Inexpensive Landscape Borders

TDS Reader Solutions

Edible Landscape Design

TDS Reader Solutions

Sources of Free Plants

contributed by Mary Leonard

Cheap Plants for Landscaping

Jonni McCoy

'Instant' Landscaping

Mira Dessy

A Country Yard

contributed by Pam


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