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Cheap Garden Ideas: How To Get Ready for Spring

Cheap Garden Ideas: How To Get Ready for Spring
Published on Feb 10, 2022
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Good news! Early morning sunrises and late-night sunsets are just over the horizon... And how awesome does it feel after all these long, dark winter months?

If you’re lucky enough to have your own garden space, then this can be so physically and mentally rewarding for you. As we all know, nothing beats getting outside in the fresh air to clear our minds and unwind. Bliss.

However, it's important that you're happy with your garden and it's a place where you can enjoy time with the family, as well as a place you can feel relaxed.

If you're on a budget, then there are still lots of ways you can make the most out of your outdoor space and make it welcoming - which is super important if you're looking forward to inviting your friends over for a glass (or two) of wine. Take a look at some of out top budget-friendly tips.

Make DIY Furniture

Not everyone has spare cash for new furniture. So why not think about making your own?!


You could source some wood pallets for free – or cheap through Facebook Marketplace, Amazon, or even local warehouses or wood shops. These can be created into some awesome eye-catching sofas and chairs. For basically next to nothing to make!


Or why not DIY and add a pond to your garden for some extra ambience! You can pick up all the bits and pieces you need like solar fountain pumps and liners at stores like PondKeeper.


Your DIY skills will definitely impress your friends (and partner!) and be a great conversation starter.

Solar powered lights lighting up a garden path
Choose Solar Powered Lights

There is no easier way to save money in the outdoors than using solar-powered lights! This means no electricity bills and, even better, no electrician to install. You simply put the light in your desired place and – voila!


And what’s better, you can buy some very pretty solar-powered lights in all different shapes and sizes from places like Agriframe to create an aesthetically pleasing area - note, your friends will be jealous.

Get Cosy

Creating a cosy, vibrant space for your garden doesn’t mean you have to break the bank.


You could think about getting some cheap cushions and a rug from your nearest second-hand store or a nearby garage sale.


Don't overlook the power of simple wind chimes and other garden ornaments to really cosy up your outdoor space, without the hefty price tag.


Fairy lights from stores such as Gardening Express are also a great way to create that warm, cosy feeling that will have you and your friends talking until late in the evening. 


A selection of herbs in a wooden crate

Grow Herbs

Herbs are a must in any garden. They can be used in cooking, teas, cocktails or even some herbal remedies. Many have beautiful flowers that will look lovely in your backyard. You can pick up some lovely plants, flowers, vegetable seeds and much more at stores like Suttons, you can also bag some of these at bargain prices using our discount codes.


Growing your own herbs, from seeds or ready-grown plants is much more economical than buying packets of cut herbs from the supermarket. Plus, you can cut them when and as you need, so they will always be yummy and fresh! 

Give Your Shed a Lick of Paint

Giving your shed some well needed TLC could really transform it from something run down to something vibrant and cool.


All you will need is some special wood paint and a bit of elbow grease to really make your shed stand out. This is a great way to save yourself lots of dollars instead of buying new! Check out Wilko where you can pick up paint, brushes, wood stain and pretty much anything else you can think of to upgrade your garden shed.

A close up of a garden bbq with smoke coming out of the top

Plan in Advance and Look for Deals

Planning in advance for the seasons ahead is always a great way to snap up the best deals.


Outdoor supplies such as grills, BBQs, smokers and even lawnmowers will always be cheaper in the winter months due to less demand. 


You could even pick up a bargain if you are looking for a hot tub from places such as All Round Fun!


This is the perfect time for you to buy to save you money, and keep yourself ahead of the game. Just make sure you have somewhere to store everything first until they're ready to be used.

Choose a Simple Landscape

Landscaping your garden doesn’t have to cost a lot to make a big difference.


Play with layers when planting flowers - staggering the heights of your landscape can add visual depth to your yard. Need ideas for plants that will really help to differentiate the layers? Try peonies, boxwood shrubs, and hostas, all of which can provide a fuller look! You can pick up some beautiful bedding plants and garden essentials from Gardening Direct – give them a look!


You could also make your own mulch. You can do this yourself by using materials you already have around your garden, such as lawn clippings, tree branches, and compost - which will also help you save on waste removal costs.


Cheap decorative aggregate such as gravel or slate could also add nice finishing touches.

A close up of a person raking a garden

Do the Labour Yourself 

A beautiful garden can help your mental state. If your garden is covered in shrubs and leaves, it may leave you feeling pretty damn stressed. 


Whereas coming home to a beautiful oasis that you’ve created for yourself can give you a feeling of peace and lightness as well as a sense of pride.


Think ahead and plan what you can do yourself in your garden to avoid a landscaper and those hefty costs. You can pick up all the gardening tools you may need from stores like Dobies of Devon at unbeatable prices – especially if you look out for our discount codes!

Add Plants

Adding plants to your garden is an easy way to make it look pretty and welcoming. Just make sure to plant the right flowers at the right time of year! 


You Garden is the nursery and plant shop, making gardening accessible to all. They provide you with premium products and clear instructions to help you begin your gardening journey. And here at Hey Discount we even have an awesome code that offers a massive £10 off any £100 you spend.


Get those green fingers ready this spring!

Buy a Firepit

Firepits are a great way to allow you to spend more time in outdoors as we work towards those summer evenings.


Imagine sitting around a fire pit with your loved ones until night time and not having to cut the conversation short due to it being cold or dark. For an amazing selection of fire pits and other outdoor garden furniture, we love Garden Street where you’re sure to find something to impress your guests.


Fire pits are also much more affordable and cheaper to run than something like patio heaters, so are a great place for you to start. 


We hope this article has helped you in your quest to get your outdoor space ready on a budget this Spring! If you need any more advice on how to prepare and save money – please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


You should also be sure to check out our other articles, too, for tonnes of money-saving advice on household bills, holidays, and more.

Charlotte Marshall

Charlotte Marshall

Savings Ninja

Being a full-time content writer and part-time shopaholic, globe-trotter and avid lover of all things food (and wine)...I love researching the best money-saving hacks so that I can help fuel my own passions, and yours!

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