It’s time to get that Springtime yard budget made so that your yard can look its very best on a dime. Here are three budget tips to get the most out of your yard budget this Spring. They will help you on your way to a frugal and beautiful lawn!
3 Tips to get the most out of your Yard Budget for Spring
Become one with weeds
Seriously, stop trying to kill every single weed you see. It costs money, wastes time (they’ll never be totally eradicated) and it can actually hurt your lawn. Some diversity is good for lawns and lawns that are of just one kind of grass culture are weaker than lawns with some weeds or multiple types of grass. Don’t waste your time and money just to hurt your lawn! Allow some weeds to grow and keep your lawn healthy and your budget fuller this year.
Buy second hand and broken
Use your budget for landscape spaces, like paved walkways and features. Look at thrift shops and even discount places that offer chipped and broken bricks, pavers, and outdated stone. These can be made to look new and unique with a little help. For example, those chipped bricks can be laid in a way to make an old, weathered path that looks like it has been in your yard for years. Second hand features, like old wheel barrows, can make fantastic large planters. Get creative before you shop, and keep your mind open as you go through garage sales. You can find a lot of great deals when you least expect it.
Buy cheap plants
Just because that pant looks like it’s dying doesn’t mean it will be once you get it home and plant it properly. A bit of TLC and plant know-how can go a long way into nursing limp plants back to health. With the right therapy, those cheap plants can make your garden look like a million bucks, when you only spend a few dollars per pot. Take advantage of plants that have been placed on sale early in the year and later in the season, too. These will still look as good as the plants that cost more if you just invest some time.