These are tough times for the economy and you should try to save money wherever you can. One area that is often ignored, but can save you a significant amount of money, is you lawn. Here are some easy ways through which you can save on your lawn expenses.
Switch to Using Seeds
If you often get the plants from nurseries, then you are wasting a lot of money. You can save a lot by switching to seeds. It will take some effort and time, but it is a good experience to see the seeds grow into plants. You also get more control over the conditions in which your plants are grown, such as using eco-friendly methods for growing tomatoes.
If you do not want to or are unable to use seeds for some reason, then you can buy small plants. They are much cheaper alternatives to bigger plants that already have fruits or flowers. Buying small plants in bulk can even get you a good discount.
One way to get variety in your garden is to swap seeds with your friends and family. You can get rid of extra seeds in the packet and also save money, as you wouldn’t have to buy packets for new plants. But keep a record of the instructions on the seed packets for future reference.
Garage Sales and Flea Markets
You can replenish your gardening supplies, like clay pots, by visiting garage sales and flea markets. You would have to hunt for good pieces in the huge stock of broken and ugly goods, but you’ll end up saving money, as the same products would cost much more in stores.
Instead of buying goods from a gardening retailer, it might be cheaper to visit a supermarket in your area. I’ve often found good deals on supplies, including soil and seed packets, in places like Wal-Mart and Home Depot.
Look for Discounts
You can look for discounts and shipping offers on various exotic plants or special varieties in your subscribed catalogs. Buying on the internet can also help you save on supplies as online companies usually have lower costs. An offline shop has to pay a huge rent and salary for store staff, while an online company only has to manage its inventory, delivery, and website. Various seed companies have discounts, free delivery, attractive gifts and other such offers on their websites.