A well-maintained yard can be sure to have a major impact on anyone’s home curb appeal. But, unfortunately, creating a picture-perfect lawn and garden is not easy. Of course, most of us want a perfectly manicured landscape yard that we can enjoy with our friends and family. But we also don’t want to invest a ton of energy and money into making it happen; we know how people as busy as can be.Read on and it might help you as we have listed these cheap and time-saving landscaping hacks.
Perennials. You can save money by choosing perennials, which grow year-round instead of annuals, which will die out each year. Choose small ones when planting.
Use Bulbs to create year-round color. Plant a mix of flowering bulbs, such as snowdrops, daffodils, tulips, hyacinth, starflower that bloom at different times for a low-maintenance alternative. If you rely on bulbs, you’ll have to plant only once a year, and your garden will look great from spring to fall.
Kill weeds with your homemade vinegar solution. The last thing you want to do in gardening is to pull up weeds. You can save a lot of time by killing weeds with an easy-to-make vinegar solution. Use one gallon of white vinegar and add a cup of salt. Soak the weeds and watch them die.
Use organic mulch in your flower beds. Laying mulch also ensures the soil stays moist for longer, saving you a significant amount of money on watering. Mulch is an excellent material to use in your flower beds as it’s aesthetically beautiful, keeps the soil healthy, and keeps weeds at bay.
Start a compost bin. Fertilizer is a high cost when it comes to lawn maintenance and gardening. Try starting a compost bin instead and add in your organic kitchen scraps regularly. In a few weeks, you’ll have organic fertilizer on hand that costs you almost nothing.
Garden cart. This helpful tool on wheels can be used to haul everything needed for your lawn and garden. Easily transport soil, fertilizer, seeds, and tools. You can even use it to store all your garden tools in one place for easy access.
Save your seeds. Every year, you can use the same little package of seeds. The remaining seeds can keep in a sealed jar in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use them next season. They don’t cost much, but you’ll save time and effort from running to the store.
Lawnmower. Mowing is an activity that you have to do regularly. Most households own a lawnmower since it’s considered landscaping essential. However, it could be costly to hire someone to mow your lawn weekly. Solve this by investing in your very own lawnmower. For something that you will be utilizing more frequently, choose durability over thrifting. Your lawnmower must be tough enough to last a few years. You will also have to consider the size of your lawn because you can either choose between walking or riding the mower. Of course, you can always consult your gardening stores for recommendations, too.
Smart lawn care practices create healthy grass, saving you time, money, and energy. But if you will need to hire professionals, look no further; Medford Landscape Design is just one call away from you. We are more than glad to assist you in any way we can.