Transforming Your Garden on a Budget

Transforming Your Garden on a Budget by North Carolina Lifestyle Blogger Adventures of Frugal Mom

During spring of 2017, the number of people who had engaged in gardening in the USA within the last 12 months amounted to a staggering 117.6 million. In addition to providing delicious vegetables and fruits for your dinner table and beautiful flowers to decorate it, gardening offers a variety of health benefits as well as providing the avid gardener with an unsurpassed sense of accomplishment when the vision they had for their garden is finally achieved.

Everyone yearns for a picturesque garden like those seen in the pages of gardening magazines and on TV, yet many worry that they don’t have the resources to pay for a revamp. Luckily there are countless frugal ways in which you can spruce up your yard when you are living on a tight budget. A few simple guidelines and a bit of creativity are all that are needed to transform your garden from drab to fab.

Shop at yard sales and be on the lookout for free items

You will be surprised what you can pick up at a yard sale. Trellises, lawn edgings, playground equipment, and even pre-loved interesting outdoor water fountains and statues amount to a fraction of the retail cost and are generally still in very good condition.  Be on the lookout for free items that you can use around your garden such as bricks and tiles from demolishing sites that can be used to outline your flower beds or tile your pool area. Old car tires can be painted in bold colors to make beautiful planters while discarded apple crates are ideal for starting an herb garden.

Either do the work yourself or enlist the help of friends and family

You don’t need a degree in landscaping and design to create a beautiful garden on a budget.  Why spend thousands of dollars on hiring professionals to do things that you and your family can do yourselves?  Most gardening DIY projects are fairly simple with the internet providing countless step-by-step guides on how to grow delightful results with minimal effort. Getting the entire family involved in your gardening projects will not only get the job done faster but can prove to be a lot of fun as well.

If you have a little space in your home and you want to grow some plants, you might want to consider indoor gardening. 

Use what is already at your disposal and buy in bulk

Work, where possible, around the plants and structures left behind by the previous occupants. A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for tired looking fences while a scattering of inexpensive pebbles can give a dull flower bed new life. Whether you are looking for planks, pebbles or potting soil it is generally a lot cheaper to buy in bulk than in small quantities.

Frugal garden design is all about finding ways to save money while creating your dream outdoor space.  Remember that it is easier to spend a bit of time, money, and energy to continuously tend to your garden than it is to let it go unattended for months and then wanting to do damage control. Maintaining your garden on a regular basis is the epitome of frugality!

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