Gardening tips that will save you some money in your pocket

Gardening is a great hobby and a habit to get into. Not only are you making your backyard look vibrant and pretty, but you’re also getting a great workout, clearing your mind, and relieving stress.

Gardening, however, can be an expensive hobby, so it’s important that you start or continue your gardening journey with some knowledge of how to grow your garden without draining your wallet and pockets.

These four gardening tips will make your gardening process a little simpler and cheaper, while also producing the healthiest plants in your home and garden.

start small

Gardening is a much easier task when you work with fewer and smaller plants. It is also much cheaper to buy a smaller plant and wait for it to grow successfully than it is to buy a larger plant.

Growing small plants at different times will also give you the time you need to focus on the plants and give them all the attention they need to grow big, healthy and strong.

Growing a small bunch of lettuce at home. Image: iStock

harvest rainwater

If you have been gardening for a long time, then your garden must be filled with many large plants that need to be watered regularly to ensure they stay healthy and alive.

Watering your garden can be expensive as your plants may need water more than once a week, but you can reduce additional water costs simply by reusing the rainwater you’ve collected.

One of the easiest ways to collect rainwater would be to place large buckets of water under rain gutters that will fill the buckets whenever it rains.

When it’s time to water your plants, simply dip your watering can into the buckets and water your plants.

rain water
Rainwater harvesting for reuse. Image: iStock

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luxury castaways

If you are looking to get into gardening then it would be an added bonus for you to tap into your creativity to create a garden space that brightens up your backyard and looks aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

When it comes to maintaining houseplants, you want them to look as cute and pretty as possible, so get creative and use some old home decor and tableware like gravy boats, teapots, and large coffee and soup mugs as pot plants for your houseplants

If you are looking to spruce up the garden in your backyard then you can use old wheelbarrows, cans, pots, old bathtubs and old rain boots.

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Nice potted plants for your indoor plants. Image: iStock

Make your own homemade compost

Use vegetable and fruit peelings as well as dead plants to create your own compost for your garden. Simply pile all of your kitchen and garden waste into a corner of your garden, making sure to start the pile with tree branches and twigs, then green waste, and then top off with brown waste.

Keep making sure your compost is moist on a regular basis. The process of turning your waste into reusable compost should take up to four months.

Home compost. Image: iStock

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