If you have a garden at home, it takes a bit of effort and patience to tend to all of your plants and shrubs to keep the area tidy and beautiful. Choosing the right combination and hardiness of plants ensure that they will thrive over time. Adding accessories to create the desired ambiance and effect can also be done without the help of a landscape artist.
But through the years, a garden can also become outdated. You will need to replace some of the plants with new seedlings, and also some of the accessories that have been damaged by natural elements. For homeowners who cannot spare the time to do it themselves, they usually hire a landscaper to update their gardens all over again. But for those who are willing to spend quality time tending their backyards, it is best to plan and look for inexpensive options.
If you love to do DIY home projects such as updating your own garden, here are some of the practical tips you can use:
 Always choose plants that are ideal for your region’s hardiness zone
You can check the different hardiness zones on the web before buying any plant. Also choose hardy plants that will thrive in different seasons. If you love flowering plants, make sure to get those that will survive your region’s weather, otherwise, these plants will only suffer and die afterwards. Perennial plants are also the best options because they can live for a few years. If you have several plants that can live longer despite the different weather conditions, you won’t be spending too much replacing them each year.
 Recycle garden accessories and refurbish any item from your home
Updating a garden doesn’t mean throwing away everything and replacing them with new ones. Unlike plants, accessories and tools can be damaged and need to be replaced. But you can also find and refurbish items that are still usable. Items you can find inside your home can be great additions to your garden. Kitchen pots and utensils can be of great use as tools and accessories. Old chairs, trays, and other wooden items can give a rustic feel to your backyard with a little retouch and proper arrangement.
 Get a timber shed for storage and outdoor living space
Let’s face it, outdoor furnishings such as couches made for patios and gardens can be very expensive these days. And if you will buy another item such as a garden shed, you’d have to spend a few thousand dollars in the process. But do your research over the internet and you’ll find many timber sheds that are either new or refurbished. Most of the bigger ones can be used as storage for tools and as extra space for relaxing or hanging out. These sheds are quite useful and can add a rustic feel in the garden. You can use a little creativity by painting and accessorizing your shed. Add a few mats, storage bins, throw pillows, books, and tea set to set-up the relaxing ambiance you’ve always wanted.
 Use old clay jugs and vases as extra accessories
The best jugs and containers to use are those that are made of clay and terracotta. You can use them as part of your design and theme. Even old and broken ceramic jugs can be very useful in the garden since you can line the flower beds with the broken shards and use the larger pieces as accents.
Improving the look of your backyard garden should not be a pain in your wallet and your time. With the right materials and some creative touch, you can update it accordingly even with a little budget.