How to Save Money Gardening

There are great ways to save money in your garden and I’m going to go through at least 10 different options that will really keep the money in your account rather than spend out in shops. Those different options will help you to save money through producing your own crop as well as finding useful implementations for items you’d otherwise throw away.

One of the most obvious ways to save money in the garden is when you come out to replace the grass.  you’ve got two options really ones to go and fork out on a complete new turf laid by professionals and the second is seed.

Save money in the garden planting with seed

Planting Seeds

Planting Seeds

It probably wouldn’t surprise you to know that laying turf yourself would actually save you a huge amount of money, nearly into the thousands assuming that you’ve got a big enough garden. But cheaper than laying new turf is actually to just go with seed instead. It’s so easy to do. You simply cut the remnants of the old grass off and leave yourself with the topsoil exposed. You then make sure that the surface is completely flat so has got no big lumps whatsoever. If the surface completely flat and You have removed all of the big lumps of mud then you’re pretty much ready to go. Just firstly wet the soil a little bit and then drop your seed in. The only issue you might have is of course the birds my like to feed on the seed.

Watering to save money in the garden.

Did you know the one of the biggest wastes in your garden is the way that you water it. There are some really sensible ways to make maximum use of the water that’s spent. It probably wouldn’t surprise you to hear that the most efficient way of watering your garden is using an irrigation system that targets the roots. The least effective way is a sprinkler that shoots everywhere. The problem with a sprinkler is that you end up watering so much area that simply doesn’t require it. You’re just pouring water into the ground that’s either not used or just simply evaporates.

Watering plants in the garden

Watering plants in the garden

By using a targeted irrigation system you can save huge amount of water and of course money. The other great thing about using a targeted drip water system would be that you could just attach it to a water butt. This means that you know exactly how much water is being consumed by your garden. It’s really hard to work out how much water is being used if you just simply turn the tap on. Once you actually know how much you’re using then you can work out how to save from there. I took this brilliant idea from Gardentoolbox.co.uk and here’s the link for this how to save money in the garden website article.

Make use of the scraps in your kitchen

Don’t throw your food scraps or put vegetable peels away.  To be completely efficient they either need to feed the chickens or end up in the compost bin. If you feed the chickens then of course you’ll end up with chicken poo which can be used as great fertiliser directly. If it ends up in the compost bin you’ll need to wait for it to break down. It will be six to nine months however you’ll end up with high quality soil. This is the basis for good money saving as of course compost is rather expensive.

Composting

Composting

Make sure cut grass ends up on your compost pile

One really great way of making high quality compost is to make sure that the lawnmower do you have actually collect the grass. This grass can then just simply be dropped into your compost and then in 6 months it will be ready to go. It will provide some of the highest quality soil you’ll find around. With grass being really small already it’s actually very quick to decompose. That makes it a great basis for a good compost pile.

Garden Equipment

Garden Equipment

Don’t spend money on pest control

Don’t waste money on chemical pest control because there’s so many options do you can use naturally at home. Just take slug control for an example. There are loads of different chemical methods to clear slides from your garden. But some of the most effective methods actually a natural. One of the best ways to clear slides of course is to try to invite Predators. If you have many birds in your garden of course they’ll make light work of your slugs and that’s great.

There are loads of different chemical methods to clear slugs from your garden. But some of the most effective methods actually a natural. One of the best ways to clear slugs is to try to invite Predators. If you have many birds in your garden of course they’ll make light work of your slugs and that’s great. Obviously you don’t want them to get the worms because the worms are helping with your soil quality.

Plant with slugs protection

Plant with slugs protection

Money saving in the garden conclusion

If you can take  away from this article it would be that simply spending money isn’t necessary in the garden. Hundreds of years ago as we didn’t have shops to go and help us with our gardening. And so why do we need to rely on them now. Even something as simple as planting trays can actually be forged out of something in the home. You could literally use an egg holder to plant little seedlings.  So please don’t rush out spending money take a little look at this article and at the links in it and you might find some brilliant money saving ideas. Please look out for my new articles and of course they’ll involve money saving.

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