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How to Grow a Low-Budget Garden

You don’t have to spend a lot of green to go green. Keep your garden low budget and low maintenance by following these simple steps.

Do it yourself.

If you want to save money, then do all of the gardening yourself. Don’t hire a consultant or outside labor. Do some research before you purchase plants for your garden. Don’t be afraid to ask a sales assistant for gardening advice. This will help you save time and money.

Stay small.

To maintain low-budget landscaping, remember to keep your garden small. You’ll save money on seeds, flowers, products, and water. And it’s better to have a small, thriving garden than a large garden struggling to survive.

Don’t buy in bulk.

If you have a small garden, then you don’t need to buy oversized supply bags. Buy enough seeds, mulch, and fertilizer to make it through the season. You may find a different product that you prefer for the next year.

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Make your own compost.

Compiling your own compost is one of the most cost-effective ways to nourish your garden. Homemade compost usually consists of free and inexpensive ingredients such as garden clippings, leaves, vegetables, coffee grinds, and eggshells.

Plant early.

Plant your garden early in the season before the warmer weather hits. This will reduce the amount of water you use, lowering your water bill.

Watch the water.

Over-watering can hurt your plant and your budget. Avoid watering when there is a high chance for rainfall. Water in the morning when it’s cooler — this will help the soil absorb the liquid. Most importantly, cover the entire garden with plenty of mulch. This will help the soil absorb the water and fight weeds, a potentially expensive problem.

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