Again, this may be a little maintenance garden, but if you prefer something, you can always try growing herbs in your hanging basket. Just hang the bucket over the side of your potting bench and insert seeds in the basket. As long as the seeds stay wet, they'll survive your rain and won't freeze.
So there are many low maintenance backyard ideas on a budget that inspire us. Now, these ideas don't work for everybody, but if you think about it, they may be cheaper than buying expensive garden supplies.
Inspiring Low Maintenance Backyard Landscaping Ideas