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Easy Ways to Save Money on Landscaping
Landscaping is one thing that makes a home look more beautiful, inviting and gives you wonderful curb appeal. If you have done any sort of landscaping projects you know first hand it’s not cheap. With the warm weather now here to stay I know many of you are probably getting started on the spring landscape projects. I’ve got some easy ways for you all to save money on landscaping.
Figure out what you Like: The first step to save money on landscaping is to make a plan and figure out what you like. Drive around take pictures of plants and landscape layouts you like. You can also find so many great landscaping ideas on Pinterest.
Spend Smart: Trees, bushes and plants all grow at different rates. One way to save money on landscaping is to know the growth rate. Most nurseries will have the growth rate listed on the tags for you. If you are purchasing a plant that grows quickly you will get the most bang for your buck if you purchase a small size. This will allow more money to spend on larger sizes of the plants that are slow growing.
Purchase Perennials: Don’t purchase plants or flowers that you will need to replace each year. When you purchase annuals it’s like throwing money out the window. Purchasing perennials is going to save you money since they come back each year. Not to mention they are less work.
Buy in Bulk: If you need a lot of dirt, mulch or rocks your best bet is to buy in bulk. You can purchase these items in bags at the home improvement stores but you can save as much as 50% by contacting a garden supply company and having it delivered. If you have a truck you can save even more by picking it up and not having to pay a delivery fee.
Do it yourself: When we first built our home we got quotes for landscaping and let me tell you the prices were not cheap! One small area of our yard was going to cost us over $2,000 with labor and the cost of materials. We decided to tackle this project on our own and spent a total of $500! Talking this small project on our own saved us $1.500!
Landscaping makes your home more beautiful but it is a BIG expense but using these tips to save money on landscaping will end up saving you hundreds or thousands in the long run. You can get more money saving tips from Operation $40K by following us on Facebook!