It’s easy to spend a fortune every year creating a beautiful yard. These five tips can help save you money in both this and future gardening seasons.
1. Plan with your neighbours
Plan your vegetable garden according to what your neighbours are planting so you can share your vegetables when they’re ready for eating. Often I’ve had too many of one kind of vegetable I couldn’t give away because my friends were ripe at the same time.
2. Longer living plants
Select perennials rather than annuals for your flowerbeds. As they multiply each year, cut them back and exchange with your friends so you both have lovely gardens and save money at the same time.
Compost your kitchen scraps, as well as your coffee grounds. The result is much better than any potting soil you can ever get buy from a nursery or hardware store. The price is right, and this is recycling!
4. Use rocks as ground cover
Instead of using mulch, try pebbles or small rocks in your garden as ground cover. This will save you lots of cash since you won’t need to buy mulch in the spring and fall of every year.
5. Buy better quality tools
Spend more money now by purchasing better quality gardening tools and you will save in the long run. They will last for years, saving you dollars because you don’t need to replace them every planting season. The same goes for gardening gloves- make sure you buy the best you can afford so they last all season.