Landscape on a dime
There are some great ways to save money and still get the landscape you desire. Here are some tips on getting the most for your landscaping dollar this spring.
Do it yourself
To create or maintain a beautiful lawn, you need to fertilize. However, hiring landscape professionals can cost you hundreds of dollars. Instead, try a Greenview Annual Lawn Plan and save time, money and gas. We watch the weather in your area, and ship your fertilizer when it’s time to apply.
Splitting bulbs, like tulips,
Use what you have
Double your early spring displays of crocus, daffodils and tulips by splitting them when they are large enough. Splitting overgrown plants helps maintain a healthy garden; the old plants will look better, and the new ones will grow faster. Hostas, Day Lilies, Mums, Sedum, Ornamental Grasses and Lantana are great for splitting, look terrific in many areas of your landscape and thrive in many soil and sun conditions.
Trees and shrubs can be extremely costly. Buy smaller, fast-growing specimens and wait for them to grow to full size. Use Woodace landscape fertilizers to feed your newly planted trees, shrubs, ground covers and other landscape plants.
Your town may have a surplus of mulch or wood chips available for free to homeowners. Moreover, home improvement and garden centers will often discount ripped or torn bags of mulch, topsoil and other normally expensive materials.
Conserve and preserve
Using a hose nozzle
Water your lawn deeply, but infrequently (1-2 times a week) in the morning to conserve water. It also allows the water to soak into the roots, which helps your lawn stand up to the afternoon heat.
Use a hose nozzle to control how much water you use and to avoid over-watering your plants.
Use compost from plant clippings, raked leaves and other natural materials to retain moisture in flower beds. If you are in a drought susceptible area, you may also choose plants that like dryer conditions, such as grasses, herbs and succulents.