Get your home garden ready for the season with these 27 DIY garden ideas all done on a budget.
Creating a garden can be EXPENSIVE if you hire out all of the work and go with the most expensive materials. Here are some DIY garden ideas that you can make on a budget!
27 DIY Garden Ideas On A Budget
These easy to follow, and budget-friendly, DIY garden ideas will inspire you to get your home garden ready for the season.
Ladybug Hotel or Insect Hotel for Your Garden
If you haven’t heard of insect hotels before, let me explain what they are and why you need one. Keep reading for two versions you can make – one for adults and one for kids.
Rather than buy mulch each year, planting something called a "living mulch" works well to prevent weeds. The plants help choke out weeds while also providing fruit and beauty to your garden. I love the texture and shape of their green leaves, as well as the beautiful white flowers! Once the red berries start ripening, it makes for a beautiful addition!
Build a Simple Raised Garden Bed (Garden Box) for your Backyard!
Building your own raised garden bed is simpler than you think! Learn how to make your own with this step-by-step tutorial.
This was a great way to add privacy to a small yard, as well as a deep planting space. The first year this planter was used for cucumbers and nasturtium. The nasturtium overflowed out of the front of the planter. The second year, hardy kiwi grew up the planter and carrots THRIVED in the front.
DIY Vertical Garden with Drip Watering System
This DIY cedar vertical garden has lots of space to grow your favorite herbs and plants. Plus, it has a built in watering system.
This old wheelbarrow was a super cute planter once it was spray painted and had vinyl added!
How To Plant An Herb Garden In A Galvanized Bucket
Plant a DIY herb garden in a galvanized bucket right outside your front door. It’s so convenient too!
Looking for cute gift ideas on a small budget? These tiny planters were perfect gifts. The DIY trellis is made of twigs and the planter was filled with plants that were overflowing in the garden! This is a great use for extra lambs ear, thyme, and other plants that might be reproducing beyond the capacity of your garden!
If you have old cat litter buckets, you can turn them into easy planters with some spray paint and vinyl!
How to Grow Basil from Cuttings - Turn 1 Plant into 10+
Buy one basil plant and turn it into 10 with this insanely easy preparation method!
How to build toad and frog habitats
Frogs and toads are wonderful for your garden. They eat lots of insects such as mosquitoes, slugs, and beetles. They’re also super fun for children to observe and touch and bring music to your summer nights. So, let’s help them out a little bit by building some frog habitats in our gardens and yards.
Garden For Beginners; Simple, Easy and Fool Proof
Check out a simple step by step tutorial on how to start and build a simple garden with tips for beginners.
Excess rainwater can cause BIG problems for your home and garden. Learn how to plant a budget-friendly garden, and create a path that can cut down on mud and soak up excess water. Create a rain garden with "thirsty" plants that will help manage the extra water!
Attracting Pollinators and Useful Insects to Your Garden by Creating Wildlife Habitats
Attracting beneficial wildlife to your garden is a great way to help control pests and grow a bigger harvest. Use these diy frugal projects to attract frogs and toads, ladybugs, bees, and other pollinators.
DIY Garden Bed with Trellis
Build a beautiful garden bed with customizable trellis with these plans.
Composting will save you a LOT of money in the garden. It creates an amazing fertilizer for your plants and reduces how much you spend on garbage bags (and pickup, if you pay by the bag). But many people think composting requires EXPENSIVE turning bins- those are, in my opinion, the hardest way to compost! You can simply create a pile in the corner of your garden or bury your compost throughout your garden. It's VERY easy and FREE.
How to Build Your Own DIY Vertical Garden Wall
Learn how to make a DIY vertical garden perfect for a small outdoor space or apartment living.
Make some easy DIY garden trellises with this tutorial. I used these for cucumbers and cantaloupe, but they would work for many garden plants.
Raised Vegetable Garden With Compost Bins
Raised garden, compost bins and hanging baskets all in one build! A complete garden experience in a small footprint.
8 Steps to Create a Weed-Free Flower Bed
Get rid of weeds once and for all with these 8 easy steps for a weed free flower bed.
Often people think that they NEED to buy the most expensive weed barriers to help keep weeds out of their garden. My favorite weed barrier is FREE and it works GREAT.
Add a Clematis Trellis to Your Boring Flat Fence
Fill your fence with beautiful clematis vines with the help of this inexpensive trellis!
Getting plants for free by taking cuttings is always good for your budget! With succulents it is often really easy.
Build a DIY garden arch trellis to help support roses around a privacy gate entrance.
Beginner Gardening Series -Part 1: Planning your Backyard Garden
Create a small vegetable garden in your backyard with this step-by-step tutorial.
Use pine straw as mulch in your garden beds. Learn how to use this ecofriendly and affordable mulch. It's light weight which makes it easy to move.
Raised Garden Beds from Pallets
Learn how to build garden beds from pallets!
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