Learn how to do up and maintain your garden on a budget by following these useful tips…
In this series about how to do up your garden on a budget, we’ve covered landscaping, picking out plants and choosing garden furniture. The only thing left to cover is garden maintenance.
Now that you have a beautifully planned and planted garden, here are some tips to help you keep it that way without it eating into the monthly budget…
Water with waste
It’s the only way to water a garden in drought-ridden areas, but even if drought is not an issue where you live, reusing wastewater is a great way to keep the water bill low.
You could put a bucket in the corner of your shower to catch runoff water and place a plastic container in hand basins to capture water when washing hands.
Propagate plants from cuttings
If you followed the advice for choosing plants, you would have filled the garden with water-wise and low-maintenance plants with a few that are easy to propagate from cuttings.
Don’t wait for plants to die, take a few cuttings, and start growing new plants for your garden so that you always have plants to fill in any empty patches. This is the best way to keep a full lush green garden, without wearing down any credit card strips at the nursery.
And you don’t even have to use them in your own garden – you could turn propagated plants into profit by selling them, or pop them into pretty pots and give them to friends and family gifts to save some money.