Landscaping can be an expensive hobby, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. With a few simple tips and tricks you can get great results at minimal expense. Let’s take a look at how this works.
The first thing that many people do is forget about plants entirely! Sure, flowers are nice, but they don’t provide any of the benefits that plants offer: reducing air pollution by removing toxins from the air; absorbing carbon dioxide which helps reduce global warming; providing oxygen for humans and animals alike; creating shade in hot climates or sun protection in cold ones; preventing soil erosion with their roots or leaves. And if your house needs some landscaping ideas, check out our blog post on Landscaping Ideas for a Lot Less Money .
Add some trees to your yard. Humans benefit from trees in many ways, from providing wood and pulp to building materials or just being great looking additions to the landscape. Not only that, but planting a small grove of trees can provide you with firewood as well as valuable lumber! If you plant a couple in your yard, you might even be able to avoid having to buy firewood at all!
Don’t cut down fallen trees unless there is a pressing reason. Fallen logs might look like a mess, but they provide homes for many small animals and insects. In addition, logs decomposing in the soil add valuable nutrients back into it so that plants can grow better. If you have to remove a log from your yard, use the “Make Wood Last” method to turn it into planks or other useful items which you can store instead of throwing away!
For plants, think about what will grow well in your area. For example, if you live in an area with cold winters and hot summers then don’t plant palm trees unless you have a greenhouse to move them into during the winter months.
Don’t just plant whatever is on sale. That’s a great way to end up with a yard full of invasive plants which won’t do a thing for you. If you want ideas, check out what grows well in your area and choose from those instead.
Make the most of every plant that you buy! Now that we have told you all about how important plants are, the best thing you can do is learn how to properly take care of them. Don’t be one of those people who forgets about their plants and lets them dry out, because if they die you won’t just have wasted your money, you will also have wasted all that precious time that it took for the plant to grow!
If you do fertilize your plants, make sure that it contains all the nutrients for healthy plant growth. Just like humans, plants need vitamins and minerals in their diet to be healthy. Some fertilizers are better than others, so check out what they contain before buying one.