1. Plan your vegetable garden according to what your neighbors are planting so you can share your vegetables when they’re ready for eating. Often I’ve had too many of one kind of vegetable I couldn’t give away because my friend’s were ripe at the same time.
2. Select perennials rather than annuals for your flowerbeds. As they multiply each year, cut them back and exchange with your friends so you both have lovely gardens and save money at the same time.
3. Compost your kitchen scraps, as well as your coffee grounds. The end result is much better than any potting soil you can ever get buy from a nursery or hardware store. The price is right, and this is definitely recycling!
5. Spend more money now by purchasing better quality gardening tools and you will save in the long run. They will last for years, saving you dollars because you don’t need to replace them every planting season. Same goes for gardening gloves- make sure you buy the best you can afford so they last all season.
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- Vegetable Garden Planning for Beginners ~ Great Resource (auntiedogmasgardenspot.wordpress.com)
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- Choosing the Right Mulch for your Garden (cindyhelens.wordpress.com)
- Dreary Backyard? Perk It Up Using This Type Of Fantastic Advice (unknowntheartist.com)
- Simple Ways to Save Water, Money and Your Landscaping this Summer (athomesense.com)
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- Flower Gardening on a Budget (thefunlifeofsophia.wordpress.com)
- Basic Uses of Compost (wegotleaves.wordpress.com)