Posted by Gardener Marc | Posted in Basic Gardening Tips, Landscaping, Vegetable Gardening | Posted on 12-06-2011
Today I want to write a little text about saving money in gardening, because I think a lot of people are paying to much money what they could easily spend on other useful things.
Here ist the text:
It’s an easy task to spend lots of cash each year building a beautiful garden. Todays tips will help you to save some costs in this and in upcoming gardening periods.
- Use more perennials than annuals in your flowerbeds. When they multiply every year, cut them like they look beautiful and give them to your neighbours and friends (you could also trade) so both of you are going to have fantastic gardens and lower the costs.
- Plant in your vegetable garden some vegetables, which your friends neighbors aren’t planting. So you can share the vegetables with them when they’re ready to eat. Many times I have had too many of one sort I could hardly share because all my friend’s and neighbour’s had them as well.
- Try to use small stones (pebbles) or even some rocks in your bed on the ground. Doing this will save you a bunch of moneybecause you do not have to buy mulch two times every year.This even can look very beautiful if you like the way of japanese gardening.
- Put your organically scraps (out of the kitchen; don’t forget the coffee grounds) in your compost. Later, the soil will be much better than any potting soil you could ever buy from any store out there. The cost is correct (don’t you like free?), and this also is certainly recycling. The environment will thank you! In Fall you could also mix it in the ground to get perfect soil next year.
- Buy high quality gardening tools and you’ll save money in the long term. After a few years, you will have paid less dollars for tools, because you do not have to replace them every early spring. Same is true for your gloves. Make sure to buy high quality (But don’t spend a fortune ) so they last not only a few days. I like to use gardening tools from Fiskars (ther is a picture in my last post) and some good quality gloves from my local hardware store.
I would like to herade some “saving money gardening tips” from you. I think there are much more.