If you love bargains and gardening, then this article is for you. It’s definitely easy to save money while creating an impressive garden if you know where to shop and what to look for.
Money spent wisely in the garden can save you money off your grocery bill. So, here are a few tips that can help you in your bargain hunt.
Hassle For a Good Deal
If you want to buy plants cheaply, then you need to spend a bit more time looking around your local garden store. They usually have neglected plants with reduced prices. Most of the time all the plants need is lots of water and feed. You can usually do a bit of haggling with the sales assistants, if you think the price of these plants is too high.
Talk to the people around you
Asking neighbours, friends or family for extra plants and plant cuttings they don’t need is one of the easiest ways to grow your garden for free. You can also volunteer to help with pruning, dividing and removing plants that you can also take. So, if you see your neighbour doing their gardening, have a chat and ask if there’s anything they want to get rid of. You can also swap or share something from your garden in return.
Big things come in small packages
When you buy plants, the prices are according to the size of pot they are in. In other words, buying a plant that’s in a 4 litre pot costs more than buying one in a 1 litre pot. But after buying and planting the 1 litre pot sized plant, it will soon attain the size of the 3 litre pot plant anyway. All you have to do is ensure the planting hole is well prepared you keep it watered until it gets its roots established.
Look out for sales
Gardens open to the public and car boot sales are great ways to save. The nice thing about them is that you won’t only find great bargains, but will pick up some real rarities too. These could include plants with more than one season of interest.
Borrow A Neighbours Tree
This is again a free and crafty trick you can use. Let me explain. If your neighbour has a tree somewhere near your fence or even in the distance, you can plant some shrubs on your side which would look well as a contrast. In no time your fence won’t be visible and your garden will look beautiful. The best part is the fact that it won’t be easy to tell that your neighbours tree isn’t growing in your garden.