Improving your home’s curb appeal and creating a more beautiful and functional landscape doesn’t have to break the bank. There are simple changes you make and elements you can incorporate that will help you have the best-looking yard in the neighborhood. Keep reading for some affordable landscaping ideas you can include in your Raleigh property. We hope these ideas help to inspire you!

Add Flower Bed Borders

If you have existing flower beds that are full of plants and mulch, adding a stone border can create a more polished look. The contrasting colors and textures will also provide more visual interest and turn a plan flower bed into a focal point. Stones are available at a variety of price points, so you can find an option that fits your budget. To install the stones, simply dig a trench and use a tamper to create an even and compact foundation.

Add Rose Bushes

Raleigh, North Carolina is warm throughout much of the year, so you will want to plant hardy flowers that don’t require a lot of maintenance. Rose bushes are a great investment that will add a pop of color to your landscape. They love plenty of sun, so if your yard doesn’t have a lot of shade, roses will do well. Prune the bushes in early spring and water them regularly to enjoy beautiful blooms. The initial cost of planting rose bushes may be costly, but when you consider they come back every year, then they quickly be quite affordable.

Install a Pathway

Whether you add a path to the house or you connect different points of interest with a path, this is an easy way to enhance your landscape. Stone pavers can be expensive, so get creative with your materials. Everything from rocks to old wood pallets can be utilized to install a decorative and functional pathway to guide visitors and add character to any landscape.

Add Lighting

When it comes to lighting, there is a long list of great options that are also affordable. You can use lighting to highlight trees and architectural elements, illuminate pathways, or add a bit of whimsy. It doesn’t take much to transform the look of your landscape and lighting has the added benefit of improving safety. Learn more about lighting landscape design.

Create an Edible Garden

If you aren’t a fan of having to mow the lawn every week or so, why not use your landscape space to plant a garden? You can start with seeds or plant seedlings that have already had a chance to develop and you will get a great return on your investment in the form of fresh vegetables.

Landscaping projects come in all sizes. Even small changes and additions can make a big impact without costing a fortune. Incorporate these ideas into your landscape or contact the experts at JT’s Landscaping for more ideas and help creating your dream landscape.