A landscape brings a character to your home beautifying and enhancing the features by giving it an aesthetic and artistic appeal. Landscaping need not be very expensive to make it appealing. You need to be very clever and improvise your actions and commit to it for turning it into an exquisite landscape. A few tips on how to save money while landscaping can convert your yard into something much better than what money can buy. So, here are some meticulous techniques you can follow as landscaping basics which are economical as well as methodical.
1.The planning stage: Analyse your yard and measure the distance before buying anything for your yard. By chalking out a plan, you will be able to go for selective measures and materials will not go to waste. You can also opt for sketching your landscape vision into the paper. This way, with a little effort you can save a lot of time by adding your creativity to the art of landscaping. Many times, we throw away waste materials and paper box containers. Instead of throwing them away, preserve them. They come in handy when you are about to unleash your talent of creativity in such ability of landscaping.
2.Re-establish your plants: After the planning stage is done, you can recreate your garden by rearranging the plants. So, instead of throwing them away, you can rearrange them and add some more plants for the beautification of the scene. You can create a single file row, or make a bush out of three plants by making a circle. An addition of a bird bath can add a modern touch to this countryside splendor.
3.Free Sources: Instead of buying the seedlings and plants, look out for random seeds you can find in your kitchen. Many vegetables have beautiful and perfumed flowers. They have greener and thicker leave which is healthy for a home environment. Modify your landscape and divide it into sections which are meant for vegetation and flowers only. You have to look out for weeds which may harm your landscape. Guard your seedlings with a net while they are fragile from getting them killed by raccoons and rats. Instead of using pesticides, a better alternative is to cover the lower area with a net which will have a lasting impact and will not harm the quality of your plants.
4.Rock your Yard: Stones can add to the exquisiteness to the garden. While the flowers represent daintiness, stones can represent the toughness of the site. Among the colorful roses and daisies, a few stones can be kept in a casual state to make the place more filling. Empty areas may look unfilled and pour vacancy, so fill them with stones. Use your innovativeness to make the stones look attractive. You can arrange them in proper circles around the plants to symbolize ‘No Contact Zone’, which will work splendidly even if you do not put up such a sign saying so. It is just an affair of resourcefulness.
5.Spice up your own Fertilizer: Instead of buying expensive fertilizers, you can make your own by reusing your kitchen waste. Let the manure stay for a couple days before using. Fresh manure tends to bear more salt which will harm the plant life. Let the manure sit for a while before you actually use it. Certain things like banana peels, potato peels, eggshells, tea leaves and many other organic wastes can be mixed together to form a paste. You can use such paste to give your plants that extra nutrient they require.
Author: Daisy Andrew