Jump Into Spring With Frugal Landscaping

Jump Into Spring With Frugal Landscaping

A nice landscape is one of the most important features of your home. What a great time to start thinking about landscape design! Jump into spring with frugal landscaping. Discover all the great, frugal ways to fill your landscape with more flowers, trees and shrubs without breaking the bank at your local nursery.

Have you ever thought of gathering seeds? It’s easy and fun! With just a couple pods from marigolds, coreopsis or morning glories, you can yield hundreds of potential blooms for the following year. Store them in envelopes or small jars and keep them in a cupboard that’s cool and dark. The next year you will be gardening without buying any new seeds. It’s really that simple!

Don’t forget to divide your plants. Hostas and border grass do well when dividing and will root easily.

When you do actually break down and buy plants, look for long-term benefits like things that spread out and cover a lot of ground. And, try to choose perennials.

Plants, like everything else, eventually go on sale. Later in the season, hanging baskets, flats, pots and bulbs may be drastically reduced in price. Root-bound plants won’t be as perky as they once were, but they’re just waiting for someone to give them a chance to stretch out and grow.

Trade with your neighbors! If you have a beautiful hydrangea, exchange seeds, cuttings or extra plants with your neighbors.

For amazing potting soil create a small compost pile, you also can use old coffee grounds as fertilizer for acid-loving plants like tomatoes and blueberries.

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