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We all want to create beautiful outdoor spaces that inspire us and bring a little peace to our lives…but let’s be real. Those magazine spreads with perfectly manicured landscapes cost a pretty penny. For those of us on a budget, here are a few ways to save money while still creating your own outdoor oasis:
It’s all about that mulch:
Adding mulch is a cost-effective way to make a big difference in your garden. Not only does it look great, but it also cuts down the need for laborious weeding or expensive weed removal treatments. Mulch also is excellent at retaining water, keeping your flowers happy, and your water bill down.
The rain is your friend:
Rain barrels are another great way to cut down on water costs. By collecting excess rainwater, you can keep your plants hydrated without raising your hydro bill. The City of Brantford sells rain barrels year-round. Find out more on their website at https://www.brantford.ca/en/living-here/rain-barrels.aspx
Flower choice matters:
Choosing perennials over annuals will help save money because you won’t have to plant them year after year. Once your perennials have started to grow, you can split them up and replant them in other parts of your yard or garden.
Save those seeds:
Saving seeds is another great way to save money while landscaping. In the fall, collect seeds from dead flowers by giving your plants a gentle shake. Gather what falls out and save them to plant next year. Voila!
Real grass isn’t always greener:
Artificial grass is another great way to save without hurting the appearance of your yard. While it is an expense upfront, artificial turf will keep costs down in the long-term, and it requires little to no maintenance – bonus! At Dragonfly Landscape Supply, we have a wide selection of artificial grass in stock. Just ask a staff member for help. We can recommend the best product for your specific needs and help you determine how much turf your space requires.
Dragonfly Landscape Supply is committed to helping you with all your landscape needs. Want advice or just have a question about the process? Give us a call at (519) 448-1449. A member of our knowledgeable team is ready to help you create an outdoor space you love, that won’t break the bank.