Money Saving Tips to Follow When Looking After the Garden

by Tracey Cooper 09/22/2019

Gardening is one of the outdoor activities that are relaxing and pleasant to undertake. It comes with a unique feeling especially when you see the beautiful green spot you created.  Apart from the physical commitment, cultivating a green area requires financial involvement. It needs a substantial amount of money. Don't be scared; there are more affordable and faster alternatives to growing an attractive garden.  You are about to know the secret to more affordable gardening.  Here are some money-saving tips you should consider when looking after your garden:

Water 

Water is one of the essential resources that your garden needs to flourish. You can save extra cost when you use it correctly. Watering your lawn must be done appropriately. It must not be too much or inadequate. Over-watering your yard is not beneficial to the plant and also uneconomical. Professional landscaper advised that you should water your garden in the morning. Watering your lawn in the morning is ideal because the colder air will not allow it to evaporate. 

Grass 

The height of the grass is essential since it can reduce your water requirement. The higher the grass, the lesser the amount of water needed because it has covered a significant portion of the soil, preventing evaporation of water from the ground. Also, taller grass stops weeds from developing. Therefore, you can cultivate a taller lawn to spare you additional money on weed control.

Natural care 

Homemade solutions are preferable because they reduce excessive spending on a highly toxic product. Also, it is healthier to go for natural ingredients. For instance, you can get rid of weeds with a mixture of dish soap and vinegar. Sugar is also a valuable natural product for gardening. It can strengthen grass with no adverse effect on nature, pet, and people. Sugar is straightforward to apply; all you need to do is to sprinkle it at the spot you feel it is necessary.  You only need to do this twice in a year if your lawn is not having an issue. It is essential you wet your yard immediately after sprinkling the sugar.

Plants 

If you have too many plants, caring for them may be time consuming. One crucial factor you should consider when selecting your plant is the climatic condition.  Choose the ones that will thrive in your climate and get them from a trusted grower. When you take this guideline, your plants will last, and your effort will not be fruitless.

Having a well-kept yard might not be as expensive as it seems, follow the tips above to have significant savings when looking after your garden.

About the Author
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Tracey Cooper

Tracey Cooper epitomizes integrity, energy, hard work and creative service in every detail of your real estate transaction. She is a native of California and a second generation Realtor® who combines her love of the real estate industry with her exquisite eye for art, design and architecture. As the daughter of a highly successful real estate professional, Tracey not only inherited exposure to real estate but also developed a keen aptitude stemming from her sincere knowledge and experience in the industry.

After studying communication at the University of Southern California, Tracey owned, operated and then sold two very successful business in Southern California that are still thriving today. Tracey now brings her passion and sharp attention to detail along for her clients’ home. Buying and selling homes and business of her own has afforded Tracey a sensitivity toward her clients’ journey, which can be attributed to the first hand perspective she gained through her personal experiences. Meeting new people and helping her clients find their dream home is her passion. Her client dedication and love of helping others are what motivate her most.

Now, a long time resident of the area, Tracey has navigated her two children through the Sonoma County school system, serving on several administrative committees, charing extracurricular organizations, non-profit fundraising, teach art in school and has gained a full understanding of the diverse needs of the families in her community. Tracey is a member of the CAR, NAR, the Sonoma County Medical Alliance Association and the Wine Country Woman in Business group. When not selling real estate, Tracey is playing with her beautiful family, taking adventurous trips, cheering on the sidelines at her kids’ sporting events, hiking, golfing and enjoying life in gorgeous Sonoma County Wine Country.