(Texas) Decorating Your Backyard on a Budget


There is no reason that you should let your budget determine the state of your backyard. This is your own little private outdoors and it should be enjoyed through every season. There are several ways you can transform your outdoor living space into a miniature paradise for friends and family, without breaking your bank.

Decorating Your Backyard on a Budget

One of the easiest ways to save money is by doing the work yourself. You do not have to be an expert DIY-er, decorator, or gardener either. You can do plenty to spruce up your backyard on a budget and little to no experience. No matter the size of your yard, you can make it a friendly and fun place, from the biggest yard to the tiniest one. All you need are a few good ideas.

  • Fountains: Hearing the sound of water is both relaxing and a little magical. You can enjoy the soothing sounds of a fountain without buying expensive, fancy custom made ones either. Small fountain kits that are more affordable are available online and in garden stores. The kits come with the hardware you need and easy-to-follow instructions so you can enjoy the serenity of flowing water in no time.
  • Rock garden: While most rock gardens are inspired by Zen gardens, you don’t have to follow the trend. Find a shady section of the yard and create your own unique rock garden. Gravel can be purchased from any garden store to cover the area you want and collect any large rocks from around your yard to use. If you are short on rocks, see if your friends or neighbors have any they want to get rid of. Make whatever pattern you want and throw in a few low-cost succulents too for an added touch of beauty.
  • Light it up: Relaxing in your yard in the evening at the end of a long day is the best way to end a day. This is not as fun if it is pitch black outside though. Add twinkle lights and fairy lights around the yard and paint your pots and planters with glow-in-the-dark paints. You’ll get a magical and softly illuminated space to unwind without winding up your energy bill.
  • Entertainment space: If you have a larger backyard, the best use of space is an entertainment space. This does not need to be as expensive as you might imagine. Affordable and easy-to-install pergola kits can be found at most garden stores and in no time you have the perfect space to host parties or just relax with friends.


There is something relaxing about being outdoors but nobody wants to sit in a backyard that is boring or uncomfortable. The thought of fixing up your yard no longer needs to scare you or your wallet. With the ideas above you can have the backyard of your dreams and money to spare.