19 Backyard DIY Spruce-Ups on a Budget

19 Backyard DIY Spruce-Ups on a Budget

Railroad tie walkway -- are RR ties green? or soaked in creosote or chemical preservatives? by Miriam Zeilmann

Groundcover - blue chalk sticks (in betw kangaroo paws)

Narrow garden bed featuring Anigozanthos 'Pink Joey' (Pink Joey kangaroo paws) with Senecio mandraliscae in Santa Barbara, CA

Dry Creek Beds

Dry Creek Beds-maybe something like this to separate the big paved area?

Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current! Plant it!

Eucalyptus cinerea Silver Dollar Gum Tree - wedding must-have. Just go plant one in your backyard now, I don't care if your 12 years old, this foliage will stay current! Plant it!

Acacia cognata ‘Limelight’ from our RHSChelsea best in show

Acacia cognata ‘Limelight’ in medium black ball pot. - both options. Duplicated in garden bed

Hakea francisiana (Syn - Hakea coriacea) - Cork Tree, Bottlebrush Hakea, Pink Spike Hakea - © All Rights Reserved - Black Diamond Images

Hakea francisiana (Syn - Hakea coriacea) - Cork Tree, Bottlebrush Hakea, Pink Spike Hakea - © All Rights Reserved - Black Diamond Images

Melaleuca thymifolia, known as the thyme honey-myrtle is a common Australian plant found in coastal areas, often in heathland, woodland and swampy edges. Growing on sandstone or clay based soils. A fragrant shrub around 1 metre high, with corky bark and slender wiry stems. This plant is often noticed in spring, with attractive violet or purple flowers with feathery claws

Thyme Honey-myrtle (Melaleuca thymifolia) A common Australian plant found in coastal areas, often in heathland, woodland and swampy edges.

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