Gardening is an amazing activity for me. Every day I am looking for ways to improve or get the best out of it. Those being said, it doesn’t come as a surprise that I am also searching for money-saving tips. Because gardening can also be expensive, tips like these are a life-saver. Thus, get all the benefits from your gardening by checking out these 8 money-saving gardening tips.
These are great methods I am still using to help me reduce a lot of costs. I have spent a fortune on my gardening so these tips will definitely improve yours. Here you have them.
1. Always compost
My favorite of all times tip is always compost. This is a great money-saving tip to reduce your waste and also get some benefits out of it. Thus, start composting with fruits and vegetable scraps you have in your kitchen. Furthermore, there are also other items you could use in your compost pile. Some of these are leaves, egg shells or grass clippings.
This will save you a lot of money and the waste items have a fantastic source of nutrients you can use for your garden. Moreover, your plants will thrive amazingly and you can get the harvest you always wanted.
2. You should consider organic mulch
Another helpful addition to your garden would be mulch. This has many benefits such as reducing weed growth, retaining moisture in the soil, and releasing nutrients into your soil. You don’t need much for this, you can use grass clippings because they release nitrogen into the soil when they decompose. Furthermore, you could also use shredded leaves and old hay to get an organic mulch!
3. Make your own seedlings at home
Seedlings can get quite expensive in the store if you add up a lot of plants for a big garden! Thus, starting your seeds at home is the most cost-effective way to start gardening.
4. DIY your own homemade fertilizers
Fertilizers are crucial for your garden! They will ensure your plants are getting the nutrients they need. Hence, make your own DIY fertilizer at home with eggshells for a source of calcium, Epsom salt for magnesium and sulfur, grass clippings for nitrogen, or banana peels for a source of potassium.
The last tip is watering, specifically how to do it efficiently. Watering all summer long can actually be quite costly. Hence, some money-saving tricks on watering efficiently can also come in handy. Check them out:
– make sure you have plants that are native to your area. Exotic one will need more water.
– place your plants according to their watering needs.
– the morning is the best time for watering! The soil will soak up the water before it gets hot. It is not recommended to water your plants in the middle of the day because it will cause too much evaporation.
– try to use a rain barrel and a recycled water in your garden!
– you should also try a drip irrigation system, it will save you money in the long run.