1. Plan ahead. Think about your wants and needs and put them into a wish list. Then use Flipp to clip the best deals on the best items for your project. Putting your wish list into Flipp’s Shopping List is a great way to help you find deals and stay on track once you hit the store.

  2. Use color to get big impact without spending big bucks. Decide on two bright colors you love and use them to punctuate your space through smaller, less expensive items like pillows, umbrellas and decorative accessories. Keep your larger investment pieces, like a table set, in a neutral so you can bring in a new color palette should you wish to refresh the space down the road.

  3. Bring high impact to your existing garden. Look for deals on lush greenery to combine with inexpensive mulch for an easy clean up that will give your flower beds a new look without effort and expense.

  4. Go beyond planted flowers and consider potted plants in urns. They take up more space, add extra dimension and are mobile so they can be moved around the garden.

  5. Think about function when the space is not in use. A deck box looks great and will hold everything from umbrella covers to pillows as well as things you need hidden away off season.