Today, we’ll be focusing on how to save money on home renovations outdoors with the help of practical landscaping tips and tricks that actually work.
Making landscaping mistakes could render your outdoors unattractive. This post wants you to avoid that while not losing money in the process.
Water early in the morning
One effective urban gardening rule of (green) thumb is to make it a habit to water as early as you can manage. It’s especially important in a tropical setting such as ours.
By noontime, the heat of the sun could evaporate most of the water you’ve poured on your plants if you do it a bit later in the daytime. Working with both the climate and the yard can save you lots of money and significantly lower your water bill.
But investing in a simple irrigation system that dispenses water throughout the day can also help. It can also contribute to better yard drain maintenance if you set it up properly.
Use mulch against invasive plants
There are ways of suppressing unwanted plants that aren’t part of your gardening scheme. The good news is that they don’t have to be costly, as well.
The best houseplants are those that can be coaxed into “staying put” inside certain barriers or containers without too much effort. So adding layers of natural mulch around them can already prevent aggressive-growing plants from spilling over into other territories.
If you’re particularly picky about the aesthetics of improving your outdoor living space, consider small fences or wrought-iron barriers, too. But to play it extra safe, add mulch like wood chips, small stones, or dried grass around the plants.
Design a simple garden
Designing a simple garden can make your landscaping routine less complicated and easier to manage. It can also give you peace of mind that nothing in it can cause harm to you and others who have access to it.
Design with both your lifestyle and aesthetics in mind. If you have a feline friend, learn to avoid flowers that are harmful to your cat if it’s allowed to wander in your yard.
So keep it simple and basic for the time being. While a full-blown Italian garden sounds good on paper, the hardscape and shrub trimming maintenance it entails might overwhelm you eventually.
Choose easy-maintenance plants
A well-manicured garden is always nice to look at, but it does require more maintenance and elbow grease to keep it looking as pristine as possible.
A practical way to go around this is to choose low-maintenance plants at the start. Think of things you can do to make a self-pollinator garden so you don’t have to spend a ton on fertiliser and germinating techniques.
Pick native flowers, grasses, and herbs over exotic ones that might need more care and accessories to flourish. This way, you can just weed and water on occasion and let the sun do the rest of the work.