Money-Saving Tips for Gardening & Landscaping


Keeping your yard green and groomed can be quite the costly task. But a little bit of planning can lead to significant savings without sacrificing the quality of your yard.

Here are 7 garden landscaping ideas that will help save you money this year:



Mulch is an aesthetically pleasing and low-cost way to make your garden both attractive and healthy. Mulch is used to help keep soil healthy and moist during the hotter seasons, as well as a way for the soil to retain heat.

Trimming and Weeding.

The quickest and cheapest way to make the most of your landscaping designs is by practicing regular lawn maintenance. This means pulling weeds from your garden, cutting the grass, and trimming trees and bushes that have overgrown. Arborists recommend trimming your trees and hedges at least once a year during the dormant seasons.

Powerwash fences and patios.

It can take years off your fence and patio in just minutes. You'll be amazed at how much brighter and newer it will make your whole space look!


Instead of buying bags of fertilizer, generate your own black gold for gardens by composting your kitchen waste. It's not as hard – or smelly – as you'd think. All you need to get started is a compost bin, or even just an area to create a compost pile.

The Small Touches Count.

Ever heard the phrase ‘the beauty is in the details’? Well, the same goes for your lawn. To make inexpensive, but beautiful aesthetic touches, try adding small features such as decorative stones, sand, and mulch.

Call on the Experts.

While there are many do-it-yourself tactics that can be employed by a home landscaper and gardener, sometimes it’s best to leave it to the experts. Chat with a Master Gardener or the local Extension Office to get the inside scoop on local gardening and landscaping.

Think Local.

Buying local plants and shrubbery is both cost effective and good for the environment, as these plants are inherently native and will take less water and effort to sustain and flourish. Plus, by shopping at local small businesses, you support your community!