Landscaping on the Cheap


The thought of performing a large landscaping job can be a bit daunting at first. Most of us don’t think we have the talent to do it ourselves, or the money to hire a professional. But if you do some research on your own and learn enough about what you want, you have a much better chance of accomplishing a budget landscape. And, once you know what you’re looking for, you can start working with a landscape professional who will help you accomplish your goals. First off, check out these tips for saving money on your landscaping without getting swindled:

12 Money-Saving Landscaping Tips

Trying to get yourself a bargain on the plants, soil, wood, and rocks you need to build up your outdoor living area means making sense of the huge variations in prices among sources and regions. As if that’s not challenging enough, prices for many materials — such as lumber — fluctuate quickly and seasonally. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you shop for your yard. …

Landscaped flowers

I also found the following article rather interesting. It simply and straightforwardly tells you some things everyone should know about landscaping, but most people won’t tell you:

13 Things Your Landscaper Won’t Tell You

 1. Ditch the mower bag. Those grass clippings will become food for earthworms and microbes that will help make your lawn green and healthy. …

Finally, here’re seven ideas for buying plants and decorations that are affordable:

How to Landscape Your Home on the Cheap

Hardscapes, however beautiful, will kill your budget. Items like decks, patios, gazebos, and arbors always cost more than you think. However, there are many sophisticated landscapes that use recycled materials. Used wood, bricks, and even broken concrete can be inexpensive alternatives to pricey pavers and new materials. …

Good luck!

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