Easy Gardening Tips
It can be easy to spend a lot of money every year creating a beautiful yard. These gardening tips can help save you money now and for seasons to come.
1. Plan your vegetable garden according to what your friends and neighbors 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 friend’s were ripe at the same time. (Tip: When this happens check out Canning and Pickling recipes to make the most of your crop. There’s nothing like Homemade Pickles! and this recipe is so good)
2. Start composting for free fertilizer . You can use your kitchen scraps and coffee grounds to create great soil. It’s very easy and it helps keep our earth greener by recycling things that don’t belong in a landfill anyways. Check out the information here on composting
3. Intelligent Design- Planning your lawn and garden with the help of professionals will save you time, money, and frustration by having experts provide plants and advice that are ideal for your situation. A hardy and drought tolerant outdoor space can make your life easy and save you money year after year.
4. Save yourself money long term by purchasing better quality gardening tools up front and you won’t have to replace them often. Better quality equipment will last for years, saving you dollars because you don’t need to replace them every planting season. Same goes for gardening gloves- make sure you buy the best you can afford so they last all season.
5. Try using stone or rock in your garden as ground cover instead of traditional mulch is a long term solution. This will save you cash since you won’t need to buy mulch in the spring and fall every year. Who wants to keep hauling and spreading mulch for the rest of their life?
6. Check and adjust your sprinklers regularly. You’d be surprised how much difference it can make to tune up your sprinklers once a month. Traditional Florida advice is to water 1″ per zone for most lawns in the summer. Ensuring you are watering properly saves you money, reduces your environmental impact, and can decrease pest problems.
7. Plant perennials in your flowerbeds instead of annuals. As they multiply each year you can cut them back and share with your friends so you both have lovely gardens and save money at the same time.
Now get out and have some fun gardening!