A few inexpensive landscaping ideas include creating a meandering garden path using gravel or crushed rock, sprucing up a patio slab with a concrete stain or treatment, and using inexpensive shrubbery to define spaces. Creative landscapers can also save money by substituting less expensive materials for expensive, trending ones.

In addition to selecting inexpensive, hardy plants, purchasing items and materials that require less maintenance and upkeep can save landscapers money in the long run. Spacing out large expenditures makes doing a large landscaping project more affordable for most people. Purchasing materials off-season can also save a great deal of money.