If you are fortunate enough to have outdoor space, be it fire escape, patio or yard, then you know just how much of your disposable income beautifying it can eat up.
To say nothing of the decisions required: Plants! Planters! Grass or mulch? And will I kill all of those pretty flowers I just brought home? The options are expansive—and expensive.
But you can have a beautiful outdoor space on a budget. Lisa Cangialosi, owner of New York-based landscape design company When in Bloom Inc., offers up nine creative ways to stay within your means this summer, no matter how big a patch of earth you have to tend to.
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