Sometimes there’s nothing better than just stepping out into your back garden and enjoying the great outdoors. However, many of us often avoid using our gardens as we can’t afford to maintain it. Well, I’m here to help change all that, as I’m going to provide some superb tips that will ensure you can care for your garden without damaging your bank balance.
Instead of heading out and buying a bunch of expensive items you will never use, you just have to ensure you have the right multipurpose tools for the task. For example, a general fertiliser is a great way to prepare soil before sowing and planting, and it will feed the whole garden in the spring. Buy the fertiliser in bulk at the start of the season and it will last you all year round.
Compost is a must-have item for every gardener. It is essential you pick the right compost for the right job, as this will determine if your garden flourishes or deteriorates. Multipurpose compost is great for most gardening jobs, such as potting, re-potting or filling containers; however, if you want to plant propagate, you should purchase some seed-and-cuttings compost. Make sure you only buy as much as you will use each month, and ensure you keep the bag covered to prevent rain or bugs out.
If you want to be really economical, you can make your own compost. Just buy a cheap compost bin or create a compost container by simply nailing together some old pallets. Just use the container to dispose of all the organic waste from your garden that you accumulate over the seasons; this includes everything from grass clippings, weeds and old bedding plants. Make a layer that’s no bigger than six inches and top with soil. After six months, the soil and green waste will have rotted down to create a crumbly compost that looks like manure and high quality topsoil.
Those yoghurt pots and old food containers can really help your garden – and by using them in your garden, you’ll prevent them from clogging up landfills. They can be used as great plant pots, and all you have to do is make a few drainage holes in the bottom.
The next time you think about buying new garden supplies, try to identify if you have anything dotted around the home that you could use. You’ll be amazed by what you might find.
A good gardener knows how to use the materials around them to make the best out of the outdoors, and you’ll have a great-looking garden once you’ve finished. So, instead of struggling with money to maintain your garden, avoid debt problems by becoming a little bit resourceful.
Saving money on your garden can be easy if you invest some time and become a little economical and creative. Your garden will finally be able to reach its potential – all without damaging your bank balance or the environment.