Top 10 Low Budget Gardening Tips
â€œGardening requires lots of water – most of it in the form of perspiration.â€ Lou Erickson.
Besides what Lou Erickson mentioned in his quote, budget also plays an important role in proper maintenance of your garden. It is not necessary that a beautiful and well maintained garden has to be an expensive affair. Even with a low budget you can maintain a beautiful garden. Listed below are top 10 cost effective gardening tips:
Besides being the best option it is much cheaper than other chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Instead of using chemical pesticides you can opt for organic products like egg shells. You can prepare manure at your home itself by soaking dried leaves. Look for organic options available in market and you will find that they are cheap as compared to other methods.
Be Creative with Pots:
Instead of expensive pots you can always look for inexpensive but creative pots. For your container garden you can use old paint barrels, wheelbarrows, tires, old tool box, wagons, etc. But make sure that you first drill hole in the container. And to give good drainage, add a layer of pebble or stones at the bottom.
Begin with Seeds:
As compared to small plants or seed samplings, seeds are much cost efficient. The cost of 1 packet of seeds is equivalent to the cost of one small plant. With one packet of seeds you can get at least 30-40 plants.
Go for End-of-Season Sale:
You can get easily get outdoor trees and plants at a very low cost in such types of sales. Even you can but annual from sale and you can use them for next season.
Avoid Cheap Gardening Tools:
You will easily come across cheap gardening tools. Though you might find them cost efficient but after certain period of use they might break. Hence to get good quality gardening tools you can get it from second hand market or you can even borrow it from your neighbors, friends or relatives.
Divide and Transplant:
You will find that few plant and herbs flourish too fast. In case you planted some of them at corner within a week they will cover your whole area. Hence it is better to divide the bunch and keep transplanting them into new beds.
Wisely Select Vegetables for Your Vegetable Garden:
Before choosing vegetables for your vegetable garden it is better that you think wisely. Avoid vegetables which you can get at very cheaper cost from the grocery store. Select vegetables which will save your money.
Sharing is the Best Policy:
Instead of buying new plants every time you can simply ask your friend or relative. Give and take or sharing is the best policy to make your garden more beautiful.
Look for Home Remedies for Pest Control:
Concentrated acetic acid or vinegar is effective in regulating weed growth. Do some research and find out effective home remedies for weed and pest control.
Sow more Seeds:
Make it a point to sow more seeds that your requirement. This will ensure more number of seedlings. You can plant these seedlings or exchange it with your friends or relatives.
These were some of the most effective cost efficient tips to reduce your gardening budget. Remember these tips are cost efficient but will require lots of effort. So be prepared to put in that extra effort to save your money.