11 brilliant budget garden ideas: beautify your space for less

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(Image credit: Forest Garden)

With warmer months ahead, budget garden ideas are likely to be something on many people's minds — keen to get their outside spaces ready to enjoy but conscious of saving a few pennies along the way. 

The good news is that a new-look garden need not cost the earth. There are plenty of jobs you can do that will quite dramatically change the way your garden looks, as well as how you can use it, that can be carried out for very little money.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.