If you’re planning on giving your garden a bit of a makeover this year, but don’t want to spend a fortune on equipment, plants and furniture, then you’re in luck. We’ve put together some of the best tips we could find, so that you can spruce your garden up on a budget.
If you want a wide array of plants and flowers in your garden, but find garden centres far too pricey, then you need to be growing from seed. It is far cheaper to buy seeds then it is to invest in plants that are already growing. Find out what seeds are best to grow during this time of year and select a handful that you think will truly make your garden glow. It may involve more hard work to grow from seed, but it will be worth the effort.
Fencing on a Budget
We all want a nice garden fence surrounding our garden, keeping the neighbours pesky pets out, but it can be expensive to buy and put up. If you want a DIY way of putting up fencing then opt for concrete fence posts and your choice of fence panels. It is easier to put up than other options, plus far more cost effective. Your fence will last a lot longer than others and will be low maintenance too.
There will be some garden essentials that you simply cannot go without, which can blow your budget pretty quickly. If you want to buy plants, trees, furniture or other garden accessories then make sure you shop around for the best deals. Make a day out of visiting garden centres and nurseries, in order to find the cheapest prices on the things you need. You can also find plants at boot sales if you want to cut the costs down even more.
Second Hand Furniture
Do you really need brand new furniture in the garden? It can be an unnecessary cost forking out for brand new garden furniture, so why not look for something second hand? There are many free directory services online, as well as Freecycle groups, where you can find a lot of cheap or free furniture for your garden. You may want to give it a sanding down, a lick of paint or just a good clean before putting it in your own garden.
Make your own Compost
Making sure your plants are thriving is vital if you want an impressive garden, although composts and plant boosters can be expensive. Save money by making your own compost from things you would normally put in the bin! You’ll need a good mix of vegetables, tea bags and other ‘greens’, along with cardboard, twigs and other ‘browns’ to create the perfect compost. It can take some time to get it spot on, but there are various guides available to help you succeed.
These top tips come from the gardening experts, who know the importance of a good looking garden on a budget. Give one or two of these a go and see how much of a difference they make to your outside space.