7 Cheap Landscaping Ideas to Improve Your Yard In 2024

Lavender Field

Lavender fields—especially ones with stone flower-arranging studios—evoke French countryside. Wendy Owen wanted her Sonoma, California, home to resemble a town in France.

Quaint Fencing

A well-kept lawn contrasts with wild lavender within the garden's wooden fence, and a canoe suspended under the upper-level extension brings dimension and character.

Life-Size Chess

Tiered infinity pools may look excessive, yet they may link a spa and pool. Even better if it overlooks a stunning landscaping feature like this backyard's life-size chess board.

Structured Greenery

The backyard of this 1930s Spanish Revival cottage was overgrown until designer Patrick Wade transformed it. He added bricks and boxwood spheres and hedges to the landscape.

Stone Partition

A pergola is shaded by a partial stone wall, and a garden door makes the fireplace area seem secluded and calm.

Blooming Flower Border

Garden fences may be replaced with rows of hydrangeas and hedges. Beautiful pastel hues are perfect for summer cottages like Robert Stilin's East Hampton home.

Strategic Paint Colors

To add vertical flora to a hardscaped patio, paint your fence or trellis Go Away Green. Outdoor designers love the paint hue for its camouflage! Mimi McMakin painted the chairs mossy.