10 Tips To Help You Renovate Your Yard on a Budget (

If your backyard needs a renovation but your budget won’t support big spending, check out these 10 pro tips for thrifty, smart yard renovations.

We love our yards, and we spend a bundle to keep them looking great. According to a 2018 survey by the National Association of Landscaping Professionals, Americans spent nearly $48 billion on lawn and garden retail purchases, including plants, sod, sprinkler systems, patio furniture, pavers — you name it.

But what if your budget doesn’t allow you to spend thousands — or even hundreds — on your yard? HGTV personality and residential real estate pro Matt Blashaw tells Family Handyman that too often, “people renovate their homes and run out of money by the time they get to the backyard.” That limits the scope of any yard renovation project.

Blashaw recommends the yard projects you undertake should be “attainable, DIY-friendly, and expand on what you already have.” Here, he and other yard renovation pros share their top ideas and tips for how to do yard renovations on a budget.

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