Garden remodeling and landscaping can be expensive, even when going the DIY route. It is not just heavy on the savings account; garden remodeling is also time-consuming.
However, there are ways to save money on your garden design. This article will discuss some of the easiest ways to save money on your garden remodeling with advice from our garden design experts at Dig This Design.
Ways to Save Money During a Garden Remodeling
Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose
One of the best ways to save some coin on your garden renovations is to follow the three ‘Rs”; recycle, reuse and repurpose. More often than not, there is a treasure trove of pre-loved and refuge garden materials at your disposal.
Some of the best places to hunt for pre-loved materials include:
- Local hard refuge
- Online marketplaces
- Social media markets
- Local papers and classifieds
- Family and friends in the building or garden trades
Online marketplaces often have a range of cheap and often free garden materials, such as:
- Pre-loved garden statues
- Water features
- Excess or refuge building materials
- Plant cuttings
- Free pots and garden planters
- Free garden furniture and much more
Another place you may find some bargains is your backyard. If you have an older property, you may find valuable materials, like:
- Old bricks
- Concrete tiles
- Old garden furniture
- Wooden logs
These refuge items can be cheaply and easily repurposed as garden path and boundary materials, aggregate for retaining walls, bespoke garden features and other standard garden features. You can also customise specific pieces like this religious garden statue, to add the elements you want.
An English garden sounds like a beautiful idea. However, if you live in a hotter, dry climate, like Australia, you may spend a fortune on water bills to keep the garden and lawn alive.
No matter where you live in the world, one of the best ways to have an affordable, low maintenance garden is to use native plants or plants that are more suited to your region’s climate.
This can save you a significant amount of time and money in the long haul. If you are not the greatest botanist in the world, then your local nursery can often provide you with plenty of help.
There is also plenty of information online, including social media groups and community pages, that are more than willing to offer friendly advice.
Get Plant Swap Buddies
Do you ever discuss plants with family or friends? If there are already plants, thriving in your garden and you have other people in your immediate contacts who love the outdoors, you could swap plant cuttings with them!
Most plants are easier to propagate than you may think. Simply put, propagation is the art of taking a cutting or part of a plant and growing a new one.
Propagation can be an art; however, many natives, or plants already thriving in your local area, can be propagated with little more than an old jar of water or a small tub of soil.
Suppose you are the only green thumb in your family or friendship group. In that case, you may find plenty of people in your local area keen to swap cuttings and bulbs and share information online, either through classifieds, gardening groups, or social media communities.
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