Tips to Save Money When Looking After the Garden

by Joan E. Diamond 09/01/2019

Gardening is one of the outdoor activities that are relaxing and pleasant to undertake. It comes with a unique feeling especially when you see the beautiful green spot you created.  Apart from the physical commitment, cultivating a green area requires financial involvement. It needs a substantial amount of money. Don't be scared; there are more affordable and faster alternatives to growing an attractive garden.  You are about to know the secret to more affordable gardening.  Here are some money-saving tips you should consider when looking after your garden:

Water 

Water is one of the essential resources that your garden needs to flourish. You can save extra cost when you use it correctly. Watering your lawn must be done appropriately. It must not be too much or inadequate. Over-watering your yard is not beneficial to the plant and also uneconomical. Professional landscaper advised that you should water your garden in the morning. Watering your lawn in the morning is ideal because the colder air will not allow it to evaporate. 

Grass 

The height of the grass is essential since it can reduce your water requirement. The higher the grass, the lesser the amount of water needed because it has covered a significant portion of the soil, preventing evaporation of water from the ground. Also, taller grass stops weeds from developing. Therefore, you can cultivate a taller lawn to spare you additional money on weed control.

Natural care 

Homemade solutions are preferable because they reduce excessive spending on a highly toxic product. Also, it is healthier to go for natural ingredients. For instance, you can get rid of weeds with a mixture of dish soap and vinegar. Sugar is also a valuable natural product for gardening. It can strengthen grass with no adverse effect on nature, pet, and people. Sugar is straightforward to apply; all you need to do is to sprinkle it at the spot you feel it is necessary.  You only need to do this twice in a year if your lawn is not having an issue. It is essential you wet your yard immediately after sprinkling the sugar.

Plants 

If you have too many plants, caring for them may be time consuming. One crucial factor you should consider when selecting your plant is the climatic condition.  Choose the ones that will thrive in your climate and get them from a trusted grower. When you take this guideline, your plants will last, and your effort will not be fruitless.

Having a well-kept yard might not be as expensive as it seems, follow the tips above to have significant savings when looking after your garden.

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Joan E. Diamond

BUYING A HOME ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND? START HERE Welcome to my website. I am Joan E. Diamond, a Hilton Head Island Real Estate Professional, who has been selling condos and luxury homes on Hilton Head Island since 2010. In 1973 we came to Hilton Head as resort guests and were touched by its beautiful beaches, live oaks, bike trails, tennis and golf facilities, and the friendly family charm of the Low Country. We returned every year until 2006 when we made Sea Pines on Hilton Head our permanent residence. We have watched the island grow and know it well.

I became a realtor on Hilton Head because I love the island and its lifestyle and enjoy showing people this wonderful place to live. I can advise you on restaurants, schools, boat rentals, and places to play golf and tennis. And when you are ready, I will show you condos, and homes in a wide variety of prices. So you, too, can call this island home. 

In 2018 I was certified as a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist and awarded Million Dollar Guild recognition based on outstanding performance in our Hilton Head market.