10 Budget-Friendly Landscape Ideas this Spring

Spring has arrived. This is usually the time of year you notice your neighbors outside sprucing up their landscape, which might inspire you to give yours an overhaul too. Beautifully designed and manicured landscaping doesn’t have to break the bank like it might appear.

You may be thinking of adding any one of a variety of features, such as: plants, a water fall, a paver patio, retaining wall, stone veneer, brick work, driveways, walkways, pool cooping, and/or landscape lighting. Whatever your preference, we have qualified professionals who can design and construct your desired oasis. If you need some ideas for your new landscape design,take a look at our portfolio of finished patio landscape designs.

Below are 10 landscape ideas for any budget.

Water Feature

Water features like water falls and quaint ponds give off a calming effect. Talk to our design experts at Center Island Contracting to plan out a water feature for your backyard oasis. Guests will be impressed with this professional looking touch to your landscaping.


Build pathways to connect two points of your backyard, which is both visually pleasing and functional. A variety of materials will work, such as pallet wood, rocks, concrete and stone. These pathways will allow you to move freely around your backyard without stepping in mud or dirt.

Walkway Lights

Adding walkway lights in the front or back of your house gives ambient lighting to your landscape design. Lighting will not only set the mood for your landscape aesthetic, but it will pull double duty for safety purposes.

Retaining Walls

Retaining walls will create a visual landmark that will separate your plants and grass in style. Retainers can be made out of an assortment of materials, such as stone, poured concrete, brick and more.

Vegetable Garden

Planting a vegetable garden in your yard is rewarding and great for the kids to get involved in. There’s something gratifying about picking vegetables to eat from your own garden, and each stage of progress will inspire you to stick with it.

Rambling Vines

Rambling vines are lovely and eye-catching, setting a romantic tone to your landscape design as they wind around columns, fences, trellises and archways. Choose an unfussy flower or greenery species and watch as they flourish and blossom.


Stack rocks to use as a border to your shrubbery or flower beds for a natural looking oasis in your backyard. In addition, lining up the rocks as a boarder to your garden will serve the same purpose.


Add definition to your landscape design by using edging to separate your shrubs, flowers and trees from the rest of the yard. The edging will serve as a structured border that keeps things organized.

Cover A/C Unit

The exposure of your A/C unit can be visually displeasing, so try building a structure to hide it. Keeping it out of sight will ensure a clean and polished landscape aesthetic and protect the structure from the elements as well.


Seating, in the form of benches or tables with chairs, can add some charm to your landscape design. It also provides space to sit back, relax and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer.

Our qualified professional landscape designers can provide you with a variety of landscape designs to choose from, so you can get the backyard of your dreams. Center Island Contracting Inc. services Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, and the north shore of Long Island. For more information on landscape design on Long Island, Email us or call (516) 481-4707.