You don’t have to go large when it comes to how you plan and use your backyard just because it’s little. The same may be said about having a limited budget. There are many of innovative things you can do that don’t take a lot of space or money, and any of them might be the key to transforming a modest outdoor space into a place you like spending time. To prove it, we’ve compiled a list of some of our best budget-friendly tiny backyard ideas, along with plenty of helpful hints for transforming a small outdoor space into a veritable sanctuary. If you’re short on space but big on style, take a look at these little backyard ideas and start planning your own personal oasis.
Here are some suggestions for constructing a tiny backyard that provides significant aesthetic value without requiring a large financial investment.
Get started with your gardening.
Giving your landscape a facelift is one of the simplest (and least expensive) methods to enhance any outdoor space. This might range from planting a flower garden to laying out some DIY planters, depending on the amount of available area and light, as well as your gardening abilities. Plant vegetables and herbs instead of flowers and foliage in your garden if you want to get even more use out of it.
Make a fire pit on your own.
With a DIY fire pit, you can create the ideal setting for summer s’mores. For the expense of a few simple items and a weekend’s work, you may save hundreds of dollars and have a beautiful place to rest throughout the year. When sizing a fire pit, make sure to leave enough room for seating, as you’ll want to be able to sit back and relax after all of your hard work.
Build a modest patio.
Patios aren’t inexpensive, but there are several ways to save money. Rather than pouring concrete over a full area, buy paver stones and space them out with stones or grass in between. You’ll still have a nice space for sitting, dining, and entertaining, but with many fewer materials.
Place a rug outside.
Another less expensive option for a patio in your tiny backyard is to simply divide some area with an outdoor, all-weather rug. Place it directly on the lawn to create a space for outdoor gatherings, and then decorate it with a small table and bistro seats, plants, and strategically placed lights.
Create a safe habitat for butterflies and bees.
We’ve previously talked about general gardening, but how about creating a location that’s specifically designed to help your local wildlife? Butterfly and bee populations flourish in regions with particular sorts of plant life, and you can help them grow by planting bee balm, echinacea, lavender, day-lilies, and aster, which are all inexpensive perennials that cater to their needs. All of these plants are really simple to cultivate, and because they are perennials, you will only have to plant them once.