Landscaping on a Budget

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated September 12, 2016)

If you happen to own or rent a house, then you know just how important proper landscaping can be. Since landscaping can conceivably cover everything that is outside the doors of your home, this means that taking care of your lawn, garden, or other landscaping needs can easily generate a pretty hefty bill. This means that aside from utility bills, landscaping can easily become one of the largest expenditures that a home owner can face. Learning how to do your landscaping on a budget can easily help you lower your overall costs, as well as stretch your existing landscaping funds. Here are a few guidelines that you can use to help ensure you learn the fundamentals of landscaping on a budget.

  • Inexpensive doesn't mean cheap. One of the primary lessons of landscaping on a budget is learning that inexpensive does not necessarily mean cheap. As you are going around and getting your gardening or landscaping materials look for the best possible deals that you can find. Often some of the best deals that you can find will be items that are on clearance.
  • Look where you can cut costs. Look around your home, and see if there is any way that you can cut costs. For example if you can afford to put up the high initial cost, purchase a drip irrigation system. These types of irrigation systems are the most efficient, use only a fraction of the total cost of your regular water.
  • Understand your finances. Before you begin doing any type of landscape work, make sure that you have a basic understanding of your current financial setting. In addition, once you have your basic finances figured out, you can also take the time to figure out how much money you can spend each month to meet your landscaping needs.
  • Do as much of your own work as possible. When you do your own work, no matter how dirty it may be, you can immensely lower the cost of your landscaping bill. This means that you don't hire a gardener, or a landscaping architect, or other type of contractor to do the work for you.
  • Start small. When you begin landscaping, always start small. Take one small step at a time to get to your final goal. If you only have enough money for one particular project, or even one particular plant, then go with that. Do not go into debt to get your landscaping done all at one time.

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Lee Wyatt

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