Saving tips for the garden


In the spring we normally see gardeners dusting off their lawn mowers, scrubbing down their barbecues and washing off their patios. And gardening can be costly however, you don’t need to dig deep into your wallet to create a beautiful garden.

You don’t need to spend a lot of cash – here are a few top tips to cut down on costs in your garden.

  1. Buy garden essentials out of season:

Buy tools, patio furniture and barbecues at the end of summer. Most retailers offer end of season discounts, so by holding off on those big purchases, you could grab yourself a bargain.

  1. Invest in best buy tools:

Test a range of garden products to help you spend wisely, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to find great tools.

  1. Grow from seed:

Planting seeds rather than buying more mature plants will save lots of cash. If there are too many seeds in the packet, split them with friends and family.

  1. Use left-over compost:

Using last year’s compost on its own could prevent your plants from thriving, but mix it with a best buy slow release fertilizer to grow various crops. Make sure your compost has been stored in a cool dry place and don’t use it if it’s wet and smelly.

  1. Buy Small:

Don’t buy big trees or shrubs, you are simply paying for the time they have spent growing it. Instead it would be better to invest in smaller trees and shrubs, and wait for them to grow. They will more often establish themselves better anyway.

  1. Grow your own Vegetables:

Cut down on your supermarket bills and grow your own vegies. You will save a lot of money and you’ll be able to limit any chemicals used for growing and it’s great for children to learn where their food comes from.

  1. Reuse ‘rubbish’:

There are loads of good ways to reusing ‘rubbish’ in the garden. Use woody pruning’s as plant supports, plastic bottles for watering or old bricks to make a path.

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