By Tammy Sons
Tips to Save Money on Rose Gardening
Roses are often a gardener’s favorite plant. The pretty blossoms and the delicate fragrance they emanate make them an all-time favorite. However, rose gardening requires a lot of maintenance and regular care. While these chores may be time intensive, there is no reason why you have to end up spending a bomb on rose gardening and maintenance. These are a few tips that will help you save your time and money while tending to your roses.
- As the summer heats up, water bills rise proportionately. Keeping your roses well watered and maintained is strategically important but you can reduce your water bills by installing a simple drip irrigation system. Drip irrigation systems for use in home gardens are easily available in any big home supply markets and stores. When you follow the instructions given along with them, setting up your home drip systems, bubblers, and sprayers will become infinitely easy.
- There are plenty of drip irrigation battery operated timers available in the market. This inexpensive investment will save you plenty of money in the long run. You will also enjoy the convenience of having an automatic watering and irrigating system that, once set up, will require almost no attention from you.
- Instead of spending loads of money purchasing mulch for your rose garden, look for businesses that give away the mulch waste products from their industry. This includes shredded wood available at a ball-bat factory, pecan factories that dispose the shells as well as mulch chips found at lumber yards. If you look hard enough, you may even find a free source of composted manure in your locality.
Give one of these cost and energy efficient ideas a try today. Not only will your roses blossom healthily but they also won’t pinch your pockets that much at all!
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