There are millions of people around the world that will spend an absolute fortune on their gardens, striving for award-winning displays that aim to wow even the most hardened of critics, but whilst such people don’t have an issue giving their gardens an open cheque book, there are people in this world that are more savvy with their money and will attempt to have a nice garden whilst being somewhat frugal at the same time.
I’m here today to tell you that you need not spend hundreds or even thousands creating the perfect garden, because you can do this without spending much money at all! Intrigued? Read on to learn more about how you too can become a savvy gardener!
Be a recycling monster
Did you know that a lot of garden accessories that people tend to buy from their local garden centres can actually be obtained for free in most cases? We humans chuck out an amazing amount of stuff each year, and a significant proportion of that waste ends up going to landfill sites.
But by recycling certain items for use in your garden, you will not only save yourself a lot of money but you will also make your garden look great! For example, any scrap wood can be carefully repurposed for use as flower beds or even for decorative borders.
If you live near a railway yard, for example, you might even be able to get your hands on some free wooden railway sleepers for your garden (and as we all know, they cost a fortune to buy from garden centres)!
Learn more about gardening
Gardening “blind” isn’t a good idea because you could end up paying money for plants or accessories that don’t work well in your particular garden. I would recommend joining a local gardening club, reading some gardening magazines for hints and tips, and even doing some browsing here on the World Wide Web for inspiration.
Some people might just pay a landscape gardener to sculpt and tend to their gardens for them, but not only is that not a money-saving way of doing things but it’s just plain lazy!
Consider artificial grass
Many people live in built-up areas and often have to live in apartments. Some apartments might offer small balconies or private roof-top areas, and for those people having a ‘typical’ garden isn’t always going to work for them – but that doesn’t mean they can’t still be into gardening!
One way to have a nice apartment garden is by investing in some artificial grass! There are plenty of providers around, and so if you live in Perth, for example, all you need to do is go onto Google and search for “artificial grass in Perth”!
Grow your plants from seeds
It’s a well-known fact that partially or fully-grown plants cost a lot more to buy than plant seeds, and to be honest it’s not rocket science growing plants from seeds. I would, therefore, recommend that you stick to buying plant seeds and watching the fruits of your labour rise!