Here are a few tips to save on landscaping this season.
Mulch with junk mail.
JD over at Get Rich Slowly has an interesting post on using shredded paper to mulch your garden. I love this idea, you are saving money, making better use of all those annoying credit card offers, and recycling.
Plant perennials to save money.
A perennial is categorized as a plant that lives at least three years. If you plant from seeds or a cutting you will save even more money. Investing in a plant that lives for several years is cheaper than replanting those annuals year after year.
Plant a vegetable garden in your yard.
This might seem a little weird, but certain veggies look nice in flower beds. Last year we grew zucchini and watermelon in our front bed. You couldn’t tell it wasn’t just another plant until you looked closely.
Look for torn bags at the store.
Buy slightly torn bags of mulch, potting soil, fertilizer, and other items that are sold in bags. Some stores (like Lowes) give a 50% discount on torn bags, you just have to ask. They will even duct tape the bag for you at the check-out. ( A special thanks to my sister for the heads up on this one)
Make your own compost.
What are some ways you save money on landscaping?
You might also like to read our post on Frugal Gardening Tips as you work in the yard this year!