• Create a Succulent and Cactus Garden 

A  desert garden may contain many things other than sand. You can plant different types of cacti and succulent plants such as agave, aloe vera, yucca, and star cacti.


  • Plant Drought-Tolerant Trees

If you’re looking for a long-lasting and budget-friendly option, incorporating trees into your desert garden is great. Trees like the chaste tree, desert willow, and willow acacia can be paired with stylish mulch to create a cheap centerpiece. 


  • Install a Rock Pathway

Constructing a charming rocky pathway for your desert landscape makes for an easy-assembly and affordable landscape piece. To further enhance your pathway, you can use some desert species to spruce up the design. 


  • Use Artificial Turf or Groundcover

Artificial grass is generally better for arid landscapes like the Arizona desert. To learn more about artificial grass, check out our other blog, “Turf vs. Grass.” 


  • Make Use of Sidewalls

Take advantage of any wall space your yard might have. Decorating sidewalls with vines like jasmine and lady banks’ rose, cape honeysuckle, etc., is a very inexpensive yard enhancement that lasts a lifetime if properly cared for. 


  • Use Large Pots

Using large pots to house your desert plants can help quickly fill in awkward, empty spaces in your yard. Consult a landscaping specialist to choose the best pot for cactus plants because enormous planters may lead to unfortunate overwatering and root rot. 


  • Install a Firepit

Incorporating fire pits for warmth and entertainment in your desert garden creates the perfect cozy desert oasis. Position your pit on a patio, near a pool, or anywhere else in your yard that you see fit. 


  • Add Water Features

You can transform your space into a serene oasis by incorporating various elements, such as small ponds with or without slopes, bird feeders, artificial springs, and wells. Experiment with both round and rectangular shapes, and consider using large rocks to fashion captivating waterfalls. Envelop the surroundings with lush plant life, allowing you to revel in the tranquil ambiance of your newly created and rejuvenating sanctuary.


  • Incorporate Rocks and Sand

One exemplary approach to crafting an affordable, desert-zen front yard is by integrating rocks and sand. This combination offers a range of possibilities for enhancing the aesthetic appeal. Building sand towers and incorporating sculptures further adds to the artistic allure of the space. 


  • Consider Adding a Pergola

Constructing a pergola is an excellent option to consider. Not only does this architectural feature offer essential shade during scorching summers, but it also has the power to transform the appearance of your landscape utterly. 


These ten inexpensive desert landscaping ideas have the ability to transform your yard on a budget. Contact us to start planning your yard now.