By Tammy Sons
Tips for a Budgeted Approach to Gardening
There are several tips that you can use when you are gardening on a budget. The first thing is to look at all clearance sales going on during the Fall months. You will be able to pick up some gardening tools and plant containers and sometimes even some plants that will grow great during the Fall months. You will be able to find these at very reasonable prices and sometimes pick these items up at very little cost. You can also do some research online and maybe even find companies that will be willing to give their old gardening tools away if they are finished using them. You can also find great deal at online nurseries because they will be throwing sales on their plants and cuttings as well and you will be able to get great prices. You can also recycle those buckets, old containers and can even use old boots and shoes to plant those great plants in. This will add a very personal touch to your garden or porch. You can also make your own fertilizer. You can create an old compost pile by wrapping some chicken wire around some stakes and adding your table scrapes, leaves, coffee grounds, egg shells and grass clippings. Water this area once a week and stir them up. You will want to keep this away from your home because it could begin to smell. This type of compost will be ready for you to use in about a month. You may be looking to install a water garden or flower bed and will be able to find simple instructions for these as well on line.
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