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Repurposed vintage materials, outdoor rugs, sharp colors, string lights, and water features are among the best ways for homeowners and builders to jazz up an outdoor space on a budget, according to

The site listed nine tips and tricks, the first of which is the key to everything: Good landscaping starts with five components, comprised of balance, proportion, color, textures, and shape.

Another pointer is to fine-tune the front entryway.

"Lay a pathway using brick, cobblestone, or even concrete—and if you choose the latter, take it a step further by painting it in contrasting colors," says Brian Rhoden of Daniels Lawn Service in Orlando.. "Two contrasting colors, such as black and gold, give an air of luxury without breaking the bank."

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