Rustic Backyard Ideas (2023)

If you love rustic decor, why not carry it outside to your porch, yard, and garden? Rustic decor works well with so many personal decorating styles, including Tuscan, prairie industrial, Southwestern, log cabin, and Scandinavian. Here are some pro tips for using elements like natural materials, utilitarian pieces, and interesting textures outdoors on your property.

Rustic Decor for the Porch

Planning your porch decor

Whether it’s on the front or the back of your house, the porch is essentially an extension of your home and the perfect place to use rustic decorating ideas. Rustic decor is by nature less formal, so it’s ideal for an outdoor space.

When planning your porch decor, think about the following:

  • How large of a space do you have to work with? (Consider making a scale drawing.)
  • How much do you need to consider weather or bugs?
  • If the weather is an issue, can you change decor with the seasons?
  • Do you have access to an electrical outlet?
  • What style is your home, and how can you carry that through on the porch?

You also want to think about the function and purpose of your porch. Is it a small space where guests can leave their boots and you can display a few holiday or seasonal items? Or is it an additional seating area where you can watch passing neighbors and nature? Will you be serving food or dining there?

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Rustic Neutral Rustic Outdoor Area
Photo courtesy of: Simon Callaghan Photography

A serene neutral seating area with rough hewn beams, earth tone seating and plenty of texture.

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An Enchanted Evening by Casa Smith Designs
Photo courtesy of: Casa Smith Designs

This design allows you to chose just the right “room” for your soiree. Designed for parties large and small, each “room” has a terrific view that leads into the next. Using symmetry and borrowing inspiration from the historical architecture of the home they created a design that is both time period correct and timeless.

This lovely outdoor space has a focused palette.

“Gardens and exterior spaces designed with unified hues create a timeless environment for year-round consistency. Simple, unified tones enable an eclectic mixing of form, surface, and heritage and period pieces that contrast against severe and organic modern designs. A singular palette also provides at-whim opportunities for playful injections of color, providing instant variation.

Monochromatic gardens take their cures from nature. Grey foliage combines with faux bois furniture and accent pieces with weathered patinas. Rusted iron, oil-rubbed bronze, concrete, natural wood, and rustic glazes blend seamlessly. The overall styling speaks primarily to a modern craft with a few traditional pieces.” – Christine Best for Issu

Farmhouse Backyard ideas

Farmhouse porches are known for being a welcoming first impression to any home worldwide. Farmhouse decor encompasses a wide range of styles, from early American to French country and everything in between. One thing all these home styles have in common is that they use rough, unfinished surfaces, natural wood, elements of nature, and bits of whimsy to convey an inviting ambiance.

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Neutral Farmhouse Patio with Rustic Textures
Photo courtesy of: City Girl Gone Mom

A beautifully designed farmhouse patio with outdoor furniture, root outdoor bleached coffee table and decor from Arhaus.

Popular farmhouse items that can be repurposed into tables, planters, lamps, and other decor include:

  • Milk jugs and butter churns
  • Wagon wheels
  • Metal wash tubs
  • Wooden stumps
  • Wine and vegetable crates
  • Industrial spools
  • Antique signs
  • Stained glass windows
  • Wagons and sleds
  • Chalkboards
  • Ladders
  • Barrels
  • Bottles, jugs, and pitchers
  • Baskets
  • Birdhouses
  • Weather vanes
  • Firewood racks
  • Trellises
  • Barnboard

You can easily mix these items with new rustic furniture, vintage items, and antiques to create a space that reflects your unique style. Aim for a combination of textures using materials like wicker, leather, found antlers, galvanized metal, wrought iron, and burlap. Add vintage tea towels, quilts, straw hats — whatever makes it appealing to you. The execution of your designs and arrangement of items can make the decor more sophisticated or down-home, depending on your tastes.

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Farmhouse Back Yard
Photo courtesy of: Liz Marie

A warm and inviting farmhouse outdoor living area with comfy white seating and plenty of greenery.

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Farmhouse Lavender
Photo courtesy of: Mester Gronn

Nothing says ‘farmhouse’ like textural baskets filled with country-fresh florals and pinecones.

Rustic Outdoor Furniture

Your rustic porch furniture choices will depend on a few factors: the weather in your location, how much protection your porch offers, and how long you plan to linger there. If you want a place to stretch out and nap on a lazy weekend afternoon, for example, you’ll want something more comfortable and substantial than willow twig furniture, which is better suited for sharing a glass of iced tea with a friend.

The great thing about rustic design is that unfinished and scratched-up old pieces look great with this style. Your porch furniture can take a bit of a beating and still look fine. If you’re worried about wear and tear or weather damage, you can always add a coat or two of sealer meant for outdoor use.

If your porch has good protection from the elements, you can get away with including many of the same homey touches you find inside, such as lamps, rugs, occasional tables, and artwork. Expert tip: use an antique chest or armoire on your porch, and it can safely house throw pillows, blankets, quilts, and other items you may need to tuck out of the rain or snow.

While you can certainly use furniture sets on your rustic porch, outdoor decorating often succeeds best when it’s less matchy-matchy. Think about other ways to unify your decor, such as through your color palette or style. Your porch is a terrific place to try out furniture you can’t always use inside, like swings, rockers, benches, day beds, hammocks, and settees.

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Outdoor Living Space in Pearland, Texas
Photo courtesy of: Texas Custom Patios

This beautiful outdoor living space was in the works for several years. Texas Custom Patios created a stunning custom fireplace built with wood holders and a reclaimed beam as the mantle. Low voltage lighting was installed to accent the large hearth that also serves as a seat as well. Brick to match the home was used on the new columns as well as cedar wrapped posts. The flooring is a stained stamped concrete without a pattern. Such a calming are to have for entertaining outside!

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Rustic Outdoor Living Space
Photo courtesy of: Unique Home Stays

A rustic and serene outdoor seating area.

Plants for your porch

Along with the plethora of solid wood, branches, pine wreaths, and other natural materials that work well on a rustic porch, don’t forget to add some living plants. Your porch is the ideal spot to experiment with container gardening. The beauty of gardening in containers is that you can shift things around to catch the sun and the rain and rearrange them as your plants grow.

Don’t just put plants on the floor. Use them at different heights by placing some on tables or hanging them. Just like with your fabrics, vary your textures for interest with some smooth petals and rough stems, as well as different leaf sizes. Another fantastic idea is to add some plants with nice scents on your porch. Potted lavender, jasmine, and gardenia are just a few species that will make your porch, even more, inviting with their wonderful aromas.

You aren’t limited to flowers and green plants; a farmhouse porch is a nice place to plant pots of veggies and herbs too. Expert tip: invest in a heavy-duty plant trolley or two. This will make moving larger plants around much easier, whether you are trying them in different locations on the porch, exposing them to some needed sun, or bringing them inside to winter over with the onset of cold weather.

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Gorgeous Outdoor Planter
Photo courtesy of: Chris Brown Photography

A vibrant well-designed floral arrangement that adds a bold splash of color to a front porch or backyard seating area.

Rustic Garden Ideas

Container gardening

You can use the same types of potted plants that you have on your porch in your yard, especially if it’s very small or if you don’t want the work of a larger garden. Container gardening is ideal for people who are new to gardening, for experimenting with new species, and for locales where water or rich soil are at a premium.

Containers are also a simple solution when you need a spot of color here or there. They’re perfect for placing at gates and entrances, dark corners of the yard, or along driveways. When you want to change up your garden with seasonal displays, containers make this much easier. You can plant tulips in spring, geraniums in summer, chrysanthemums in fall, and evergreens in winter, all in the same pot.

Do you often find yourself with precious plants you’ve nurtured through warm weather? Having them in a container makes it possible to bring them indoors for wintertime protection, so you can use them outdoors again in the spring. If you start seeds in a container that will be the plant’s future home, you won’t have to transfer seedlings to the ground, which is less work for you and less risk that the plant won’t take root.

Don’t feel limited to using pots from the garden store. With a rustic theme, you can make many found objects into containers:

  • Pitchers
  • Cowboy coffee pots
  • Wine barrels
  • Farm buckets
  • Wash tubs
  • Livestock watering troughs
  • Canoes
  • Broken cane chairs with a basket set in the seat
  • Vintage sinks and bathtubs
  • Old fountains and birdbaths
  • Milk jugs
  • Tractor tires

Your container garden will have the best impact if you group plants together with varying heights and textures. Think about pairing complementary colors of flowers, such as purple and orange, to make both pop.

Water features are also easy to do in containers. You can create your own battery-powered fountains or lily ponds in the same vintage containers that hold plants. The water will attract birds, bees, and butterflies to your yard, as well as provide soothing sounds and visual effects.

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Wall of Flowers for Privacy
Photo courtesy of: Home Talk

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Stunning Planter in Fall Tones
Photo courtesy of: Momcrieff

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Outdoor Kitchen Garden
Photo courtesy of: Roses & Rust

Rustic Planter Collection

I love this contemporary rustic planter collection – it’s the perfect addition to any rustic home. Each pot is handcrafted of terra cotta and glazed for a sleek finish, giving off a patio-friendly appeal that can transform the space in minutes.

Rustic Farmhouse Planter

Highlight favorite botanicals in your garden or patio. The Rustic Farmhouse Planter resembles a vintage wood container but is handcrafted of cast stone. It makes a charming base for greenery and florals, adding instant appeal to any outdoor setting.

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34″ Tall Rustic Modern Bowl Cascading Waterfall Fountain with LED Lights

This 5-tier waterfall fountain lighted floor statue provides a tranquil and soothing addition to your porch, backyard, or lawn.

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Farmhouse Garden Glory
Photograph courtesy of: Clive Nichols Photography

Rustic Backyard Landscaping Ideas

If you are game to expand from containers and explore rustic landscaping in your backyard, you will be equally limitless in your creative options. The same principles outlined above apply when working on a larger scale.

Think about how your backyard is used and plan carefully before planting or hardscaping. You may want to zone your yard for different activities, like pet play, vegetable gardening, sun lounging, and dining. It’s a good idea to measure and sketch out a few plans first, and you’ll find a wealth of ideas online to inspire you along the way. Some favorite rustic landscaping ideas include:

  • Raised flower or vegetable and herb beds in old wooden crates
  • Wagon wheels, old gates, and ladders used to support climbing plants
  • Walkways made of antique stones or reclaimed lumber
  • Stone or pea gravel dry “rivers”
  • Slate stairs and wooden bridges to create different levels
  • Old-fashioned arbors, pergolas, and gazebos
  • Sundials and gazing balls

A rustic garden shouldn’t look too manicured or fussy. Paths are often meandering, and surfaces are rough and weathered. Lawns don’t have to involve the painstaking care of a golf course and instead feature native meadow grasses or tiny farm plants like clover. Take your cue from any of the rustic gardens you’d find around the world, such as the small vineyards of France, the ranches of Montana, or the summer cabins of Scandinavia.

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Outdoor Retreat in Kingwood, Texas
Photo courtesy of: Texas Custom Patios

This magical freestanding outdoor retreat provided the home owner with the ability to keep their yard full of old growth trees. It is a total of 424 SF with 2 different rooms. This front room is 280 SF with space for dining, cooking and relaxing. The outdoor kitchen is equipped with a grill, storage drawers and a refrigerator. The stone fascia matches the stone at the base of the columns. The flooring is a stamped concrete with wood bridge plank design. The second room has a gas fire pit as the central focus, and there is a seat wall for additional seating.

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Modern Rustic Outdoor Retreat
Photo courtesy of: Kingwood Renovations

An elegant and sophisticated modern rustic outdoor retreat in soft neutral tones.

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Rustic Texas Farmhouse Retreat
Photo courtesy of: Bevolo Gas & Electric

A rustic, yet refined Texas farmhouse by Architect Michael Imber is adorned throughout the exterior with handcrafted copper lanterns from Bevolo. Airy, light-filled, & set amid ancient pecan and sycamore tree groves, the architect’s use of materials allows the structure to seamlessly harmonize with its surroundings, while Interior Designer Fern Santini’s clever use of texture & patina, bring warmth to every room within. The result is a home built with a true understanding and love for the past.

Log Home Outdoor Ideas

Log home porches

A log home is the epitome of country style that makes a beautiful backdrop for rustic porch decor and rustic gardens. Log homes range from cozy European-style cottages to three-story luxury homes, so there’s plenty of room to adapt rustic decor and landscaping to your personal taste and property size.

Renowned for their stunning porches, log homes offer a special warmth with so much natural wood. You can highlight the qualities of your log home’s wood by using furniture that provides some contrast in color and texture. White, bottle green and red furnishings look particularly sharp on a log home porch.

Other rustic log home porch features you might wish to incorporate include:

  • Rustic-style ceiling fans
  • Antler chandeliers
  • Old-fashioned lantern-style light fixtures
  • Decorative antique flags, oars, and quilts as artwork
  • Braided rugs
  • Stone fireplace or hearth with wood-burning stove

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A Rustic Floral Garden in Full Bloom
Photo courtesy of: Rocky Mountain Landscapes

A picture-perfect landscape designed by Rocky Mountain Landscapes with vibrant florals scattered amidst the stone.

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A Refined Rustic Outdoor Living Room
Photo courtesy of: Pearson Design Group

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A tranquil outdoor living room with rough hewn furniture, wood flooring and majestic view.

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Outdoor Lounging Area
Photo courtesy of: HGTV

Log home gardening and landscaping

Like any rustic home, a log home garden should pair well with the property’s style and level of formality. You can carry the log theme into the backyard by using logs in your landscaping, especially if you have leftover wood from the home’s construction. Log ends and stumps can be set in the ground just like pavers to make charming walkways. You can also use logs to fashion:

  • Gazebos, arbors, and sheds
  • Fountains and water features
  • Fencing and gates
  • Borders and edging
  • Raised garden beds
  • Planters (hollowed out)
  • Swings and outdoor seating
  • Outdoor lighting posts
  • House number and name signage

You will love how your log home’s character is carried out into the yard for you and your visitors to enjoy for years to come.

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Southwestern Outdoor Area
Photo courtesy of: Robinette Architects

A beautiful Southwestern-style home designed by Robinette Architects. They are a boutique firm focused on producing unique and creative homes that are responsive to their owner’s lifestyle and respectful of the Sonoran Desert.

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If you are looking for high quality outdoor patio furniture, Serena & Lily have a stunning selection of outdoor sections, sofas, chairs and dining tables.

I hope this post helps you create the oasis of your dreams! For further rustic outdoor design ideas, check out my article on Log Home Rustic Outdoor Ideas.


If you are looking for rustic and farmhouse Christmas wreaths - this is the post for you! I've compiled 10 of the most beautiful wreaths for 2022. From stunning farmhouse magnolia wreaths to rustic Tahoe wreaths with leafy boughs of pine and intertwined antlers. Here you'll find farmhouse Christmas wreaths with large brown magnolia leaves that add depth and color as well as large farmhouse-style linen bows. Christmas trees aren’t the only way to adding natural botanical decor to your holiday home. Real and faux Christmas wreaths & garlands can be used inside your home and outdoors to add a festive feel with all the beauty of seasonal leaves and flowers.

Christmas Tablescape Ideas

The holidays are all about entertaining and if you’re planning a holiday feast this Christmas, the table should be as memorable as the menu. Whether you’re planning a tablescape for two or hosting an intimate dinner party, setting the scene for a celebratory night can be simplified with a few key ingredients. Here you’ll find stunning Christmas tablescape ideas – from Christmas centerpieces to how to layer linen, serving ware, table decor, and textiles. When it comes to the holiday season, taking time to create a beautiful environment makes all the difference in the experience of gathering.

Christmas Bedroom Ideas

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year and infuse your sanctuary with holiday spirit. This post covers a wide variety of Christmas bedroom ideas, including tips on how to create rustic, farmhouse and kids holiday bedrooms. When it comes to Christmas bedroom décor, you can’t go wrong with the addition of seasonal ornaments, sumptuous fabrics and twinkling festive lights. Whether you plan on purchasing Christmas bedding or just adding a few holiday touches, here you will find beautiful vibrant images of bedrooms that celebrate the Christmas spirit.

Rustic Christmas Home Tour

This rustic Christmas home tour was inspired by the design work of Ken Fulk, who is renowned for his layered interiors, high-concept hospitality brands and unforgettable parties. Ken Fulk grew up surrounded by beautiful, rural landscapes in Virginia justifying the designer’s passion for snowy wonderlands and sung hearth sides. He has appointed himself as master of ceremonies for his family’s holiday celebrations and it's easy to see why. For favorite clients, Ken Fulk not only crafts a cozy guesthouse in the Montana mountains, but also oversees an array of holiday festivities—proving he is as much impresario as decorator.

Ranch Style House Home Tour

This stunning ranch style house is perched high on a hilltop and nestled among the trees claiming its rightful place on a scenic 200-acre property in Texas. The owner desired an ample yet understated home with natural and simple architectural expression that would blend effortlessly into the landscape that surrounds it. Heavy timber columns and stone walls ground the home to the site. Reclaimed siding and simple barn-like structures give the architecture a sense of history and regional belonging. Referencing the owner’s love of the old west, many of the interior walls showcase the same stone and wood that is on the exterior of the home. This gesture alludes to a time when materials were not mass produced but simply gathered from the area and formed as needed.

Beautiful Country Homes Tour

This post features tours of beautiful country homes designed by Beth Webb, an internationally recognized interior designer admired for her tactile, serene, and dynamic spaces. Beth believes beauty only works if it is calibrated by ease, and that elegance is rooted in simplicity. “Texture is my color palette,” says Beth, who uses a variety of materials and objects to create interest in a room. She mingles sinuous profiles with hard lines, juxtaposing masculine and feminine silhouettes to create compelling, sensual spaces. Layered light is another crucial element bringing a sense of warmth, romance and contentment to Beth’s interiors.

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What is the least expensive ground cover? ›

Cheap Natural Perennial Ground Cover Options
  • Creeping Periwinkle – $1.07 per plant.
  • Walk-on-Me Thyme – $3.99 per plant.
  • Moss Phlox – $4.59 per plant.
  • Violets and Pansies – Seeds range from $0.95 to $2.95.
  • Early Snow Glories – $2.40 per plant.
15 Jun 2022

How do I turn my backyard into an oasis on a budget? ›

10 Budget-Friendly Ideas for Creating an Outdoor Oasis by Emily Farris Last Updated: May 12, 2022
  1. Set the mood with string lights. ...
  2. Make your space more private. ...
  3. Create a seating zone… ...
  4. … ...
  5. Add plants (real and fake). ...
  6. Tie the room together with an outdoor rug. ...
  7. Get a sprayer nozzle for your hose.
12 May 2022

Is backyard redo worth it? ›

Having a backyard remodel improves your quality of life through positive psychological impact. For instance, studies have found that looking at plants can reduce blood pressure. Walking through a natural environment, even if you live in the middle of an urban area, can improve your memory and attention.

What can I put over dirt in backyard? ›

You can cover dirt in your yard with fresh sods, a concrete slab, artificial turf, mulch (wood chips), a small wooden deck, paver stones, plants, a picnic area, or you can build a playground in the dirt area.

What are the 7 principles of landscape design? ›

The principles of landscape design include the elements of unity, scale, balance, simplicity, variety, emphasis, and sequence as they apply to line, form, texture, and color.

What plants keep weeds away? ›

Plants like hosta and coral bells can be tucked into small areas around trees and shrubs to control weeds.
In full sun the following plants are excellent choices for beautiful and efficient groundcover:
  • Stonecrop.
  • Hens and chicks.
  • Catmint.
  • Yarrow.
  • Calamintha.
  • Artemisia.
  • Mint.
  • Coreopsis.
27 Jul 2022

What ground cover will choke out weeds? ›

The Dragon's blood sedum or Schorbuser Blut is considered the most versatile and toughest ground cover that can choke out weeds. Similar to creeping jenny, this type of ground cover also has stems that easily root, so it's fast to proliferate. A dragon blood sedum is an all year-round charmer.

What is the least expensive landscaping material? ›

If you are looking for cheap landscaping material, mulch would be one of them. Mulch is a combination of various organic materials such as grass clippings, leaves, bark nuggets, wood chips, and other organic matter. Mulch is typically used to keep the soil moist.

How can I make my yard look rich? ›

10 Ways to Make Your Outdoor Space Look Expensive
  1. Mow Your Lawn. ...
  2. Pick A Decor Style. ...
  3. Coordinate Furniture. ...
  4. Create Distinct Areas. ...
  5. Add Lighting. ...
  6. Make a Grand Entrance. ...
  7. Add Decor. ...
  8. Make Repairs.

What is a realistic budget for landscaping? ›

Landscaping Cost by Type
Landscaping TypeAverage Cost
Average Cost$2,000 - $30,000
Highest Cost$900 - $3,000
Lowest Cost$15,000 - $20,000
25 Jul 2022

How do I make my backyard feel like a park? ›

10 Tips and Ideas for Creating a Park-Like Landscape
  1. Paving Stone Walkways. ...
  2. Shade Trees. ...
  3. Seating Areas. ...
  4. Fire Features. ...
  5. Artificial Grass Lawns and Play Areas. ...
  6. Wood Chips. ...
  7. Privacy. ...
  8. Fountain or Other Water Feature.
24 Mar 2016

How do I turn my backyard into a paradise? ›

Six Steps to Turn Your Backyard into a Tropical Paradise
  1. Incorporate Lots of Plants. The key to having a lush, tropical paradise is to have lots of greenery such as plants, trees, and shrubs. ...
  2. Put in Bright and Exotic Flowers. ...
  3. Add a Water Feature. ...
  4. Include Stone Features. ...
  5. Integrate Comfortable Seating. ...
  6. Put in Soft Lighting.
13 Jul 2020

What adds the most value to a backyard? ›

If you want to refresh your yard and build equity at the same time, consider one of these 12 outdoor projects guaranteed to boost property value.
  • Build an Outdoor Fire Pit. ...
  • Replace Your Garage Door. ...
  • Replace Your Front Door. ...
  • Implement a Lawn-Care Program. ...
  • Fix the Facade. ...
  • Refresh Your Landscape. ...
  • Add a Deck.

How much should you spend on your backyard? ›

A general rule of thumb is to spend 10% of your home's value on landscaping. So, if you have a $400,000 house then a landscaping budget of $40,000 is appropriate.

What adds more value to a home a deck or patio? ›

Both a deck and a patio offer an impressive resale value. However, patios are usually less expensive to put in and their resale value sits at 100%—which is slightly higher than the 76% resale value of a deck.

What to put on dirt so nothing grows? ›

You can use any type of salt on your soil to prevent and kill weed growth. Table salt, common salt and rock salt can all be effective since they are all made up of sodium chloride. The only vital difference is that table salt is fine, whereas rock salt is made up of coarse crystals.

How do you make old dirt good again? ›

way is to tackle it in 4 steps:
  1. Clean out any large roots, screen for grubs, etc.
  2. Add some fresh compost or potting mix.
  3. Add slow-release organic fertilizer.
  4. Add worm castings for microbial life, worm eggs,
8 May 2020

Is rock better than mulch? ›

Rocks are great at suffocating weeds and show a better success rate at weed-prevention than mulch. Stone cover is perfect for low-water gardens and landscapes. However, stones aren't the perfect solution for gardens that may get a lot of sun because they can hold more heat than mulch.

What are the 5 elements of a natural landscape? ›

The Five Elements of Landscaping
  • Landscaping is comprised of five main elements: colour, line, texture, form and shape. ...
  • While all of the elements of landscaping are important, colour might be the most essential.
26 Jun 2019

What are the three concepts in landscaping? ›

Three aesthetic concepts established during the Romantic era divided the natural world into categories: the Pastoral, the Picturesque, and the Sublime.

What are the 4 elements of a landscape? ›

4 Essential Parts of Your Landscape Design
  • Unity and Balance. Whether you undertake your project alone, or work with a landscaping contractor, all elements to your home's landscape must complement each other. ...
  • Lines and Paths. ...
  • Focal Points. ...
  • Transitions.

Is there an app that helps me design my backyard? ›

With iScape, you can create a digital model of your home's yard. Feature your favorite plants, so you can see the design before digging at all." "It is user friendly and has features that include a virtual pen, the ability to insert objects and more. This is considered one of the best landscape design apps."

Is there a free app for landscape design? ›

The iScapes app is by far the best free landscape design app among its peers, having quality graphics, a solid user-interface, and a good plant library.

What month should you start a garden? ›

Generally March and April, when the soil begins to warm, are the best months to begin sowing many hardy annual vegetable seeds outdoors including broccoli, cabbage, chard, carrots, peas and parsnips.

How do I make my backyard look like a jungle? ›

How To Create a Jungle Garden - YouTube

How do I make my backyard look like a beach? ›

Build an Adult Sand Box

Find an area, maybe near your deck or patio and begin laying out your oasis. Use heavy vinyl landscape fabric to cut out the shape of a circle and secure it with landscape fabric u clips. Make a border with mini logs or rocks. Then, fill in the shape with your sand for the perfect retreat.

How much is a backyard oasis? ›

The average cost of a backyard oasis motif typically ranges from at least $2,000 to as much as $9,000.

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What is the cheapest thing to build? ›

There are plenty of cheap building materials and alternatives to consider to cut costs.
  1. Prefabricated panel. Prefabricated panels are built off-site and shipped to you, ready for assembly. ...
  2. Concrete sheets. ...
  3. Shipping containers. ...
  4. Reclaimed wood. ...
  5. Bamboo. ...
  6. Brick. ...
  7. Cob. ...
  8. Recycled bottles.
23 Aug 2022

What is the least expensive landscaping material? ›

If you are looking for cheap landscaping material, mulch would be one of them. Mulch is a combination of various organic materials such as grass clippings, leaves, bark nuggets, wood chips, and other organic matter. Mulch is typically used to keep the soil moist.

How much does it cost to build a flat backyard? ›

Cost to level a yard by project. The cost to level a yard is $500 to $5,000 on average, depending on the project size and type, slope, and site conditions. Leveling a small area for a patio or pool costs $500 to $1,000. Leveling an entire backyard to flatten a slope costs $1,000 to $5,000.

What is the cheapest way to cover dirt in backyard? ›

You can cover it with ground cover, green it up with grass, or wood mulch and crushed concrete, among other things. Your choice will vary depending on the look you're going for. But if you don't want to spend too much, covering the dirt with mulch or crushed concrete is your best bet.

Is it better to build or buy a house 2022? ›

Is it cheaper to build or buy a house? As a rule of thumb, it's cheaper to buy a house than to build one. Building a new home costs $34,000 more, on average, than purchasing an existing home. The median cost of new construction was $449,000 in May 2022.

Can you build a house for 50k? ›

Yes, you can. It's not common to build a house for such a low amount but if you're extremely thrifty, know how to negotiate and haggle, have excellent DIY skills and stick to a strict budget, you could manage to build your own home for £50,000.

Is cinder block cheaper than wood? ›

Not only is concrete masonry less expensive than wood upfront right now, but it saves money in the long term as well. Masonry structures can last 2-3 times longer than their wooden counterparts. It also requires less maintenance to keep it in good condition.

What can I use instead of landscape fabric? ›

Best Landscaping Fabric Alternatives
  • Wood chips.
  • Bark mulches.
  • Pine needles.
  • Shredded leaves.
  • Grass clippings.
  • Compost.
  • Newspaper.
  • Cardboard.
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How can I save money in my backyard for landscaping? ›

  1. Simplify Your Wish List. ...
  2. Choose Hardworking, Less Expensive Materials. ...
  3. Use What You Already Have. ...
  4. Select Local and Salvaged Materials. ...
  5. Buy Plants Small. ...
  6. Choose Perennials Over Annuals. ...
  7. Use High-Impact, Low-Cost Garden Accents. ...
  8. Buy Containers at End-of-Season Sales.

What is the easiest landscape to maintain? ›

Succulents and gravel are a low-maintenance match made in heaven. Cimino often incorporates succulents, which require significantly less maintenance compared to other plants, but still offer a vibrant pop of green. Succulents also give your landscaping a sculptural quality that you can't get with regular grass lawn.

What is the cheapest type of retaining wall? ›

The cheapest type of retaining wall is poured concrete. Prices start at $4.30 per square foot for poured concrete, $5.65 for interlocking concrete block, $6.15 for pressure-treated pine, and about $11 for stone.

Why are retaining walls so expensive? ›

The greatest cost of retaining wall block is shipping since it is so heavy. Larger size decorative retaining wall blocks are more expensive than smaller blocks. Large blocks are capable of holding back more soil and can be built higher. Not only that, their faces can be textured for decorative purposes.

Is landscaping worth the money? ›

Is landscaping worth the money? Landscaping is worth the money if you get the cost-to-value balanced. This means spending up to around 10% of your home's value on your garden ideas, to be as sure as you can be that you haven't over-spent and that you will recoup a good percentage of your spend when you sell your home.

How do you cover up dirt so weeds don't grow? ›

Use mulch (shredded leaves, brown cardboard, straw, or wood chips) to cover the soil around your plants! This covering blocks weed seeds from sunlight so they don't germinate, inhibits growth underneath itself, and retains moisture.


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