GARDENING ON A BUDGET
It’s not impossible to garden on the cheap - here’s some easy tips
Beautiful spring has arrived and it’s time to make your garden a central hub, if you haven’t already. That’s right — an alive, green hub. So if your plants are looking a little drab or potentially even lifeless after a particularly cool winter, it’s time to whip your garden back into shape and give it the vigour it deserves.
However, there are some expenses that come with gardening — you mightn’t think it, but things like gardening tools, fertiliser, various plants and the like all add up.
So, here are a few tricky tips to save you some dollars when making your garden glorious this spring.
GROW FROM SEEDS
A large pack of seeds is a lot cheaper than going and buying seedlings.
Sowing seeds directly into a garden bed takes no more time in the long run than planting seedlings.
Most perennials, shrubs, vines and many trees can be grown from cuttings.
If a friend, family member or neighbour has a plant that you’re after, try and rally up a cutting, pot it up and after a few weeks or months, you should see roots and leaves growing.
REPURPOSE AND UPCYCLE
Plants are quite costly on there own, but once you involve planter boxes, pavers and the like, it can escalate quickly. So why not jump on board with the current trend of upcycling? Wooden pallets and fallen logs are great planter boxes, old ladders can serve as trellises — the options are endless. Get online and do your research, and you might be surprised by the amount of things you have lying around the house that could be put to use in your garden.