There’s no way around it, gardening has once again become an industry. The popularity of growing our own food along with beautifying our landscapes has triggered a new flush in recent years of must-have garden products. That leaves some gardeners feeling like there’s no way to save money while developing our home landscapes. But we’re here to tell you, gardening on the cheap for saving money and time is alive and well.
The love of gardening shouldn’t – and doesn’t – require a heavy blow to our bottom line. It’s time to remind ourselves what gardeners learned long before the era of the big box store. Creative solutions are sometimes best.
Soil improvement options, plant support, and even the plants themselves are waiting for us in unexpected places at little cost and, oftentimes, for free. The answer to your garden challenge could be hiding in plain sight – right in your own backyard.
Joe Lamp’l shares some of his favorite creative tips for saving money at the GardenFarm™. These ideas just might get your creative juices flowing in a new – and thrifty – direction.
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