Backyards are among the most sought-after outdoor design elements, and it’s easy to see why. They are easily customizable to fit every design style and preference from zen, Asian-inspired to the romantic English countryside.

If you long for a more beautiful backyard space but lack the funds to hire a landscape designer, check out these DIY design tips and tricks to improve your outdoor space on a dime. It doesn’t matter if your backyard large or small or how often you get there. If you are creative enough, your outdoor space can become a source of joy and positive energy for you and your family.