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Budget-friendly garden border

By: Kristin Beane SullivanKristin Beane Sullivan
This budget-friendly plan shows off all summer.

budget-friendly-garden-border-lead: This budget-friendly garden border is also low-maintenance.

Here’s a budget-friendly plan that’ll fill a bare spot and expand across the length of a slope if you like. This planting grows best in full sun to part shade. With minimal maintenance requirements on your part, it’s perfectly suited for upping your curb appeal — looking good always without any any extra work from you. So what makes it budget-friendly? Let’s take a look.

Four tips to growing a budget-friendly garden:

  1. A lot of big plants come with an even bigger price tag, but the large plants here, the elderberry and hosta, are easy to find inexpensively at a local garden center or home improvement store.
  2. You could purchase the perennial blackberry lily and geum as plants, but these varieties are easy to start from seed, so no worries about breaking the bank with large perennial purchases.
  3. It’s likely that after the first spring, you won’t have to plant the nicotiana again, as it reseeds well. You’ll just need to pull seedlings from where they don’t belong, and possibly transplant them where they do.
  4. Save a few seeds of the black-eyed Susan vine every year (but know the color will vary). You’ll likely need to start them indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost, but it’s an easy way to get more plants at such a low cost.


Click through the slideshow below to learn more about the plants in this budget-friendly garden plan!

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