Revamping your landscaping can be a huge undertaking—it takes a lot of time, effort, and money. So how can you give the exterior of your home a facelift without breaking the bank? There a many ways to cut costs on landscaping—here are some of our favorite tips!
- Select perennial plants. Choosing perennial plants over annuals can help reduce both cost and time. These plants continue to bloom year over year with less upkeep so you won’t have to set aside more money for new plants and spend time replanting in the coming years.
- Shop at the end of the season. Shop for plants, accessories, mulch, containers, and more towards the end of fall for the best savings. Most garden centers and nurseries are looking to clear out plants and tools before winter so you may be able to save up to 50 percent.
- Creatively source materials. Often extra materials can be found at construction sites or other landscapers may be giving them away for discounted prices or even free online. Make sure you look around before paying full price for rocks, wood, gravel, and more.
- Use a mix of materials. Building surfaces like pathways or patios can often carry a large price tag for both materials and installation. To reduce costs, consider mixing materials, such as gravel with pavers or concrete with cut stone, to create a unique surface for less.
Don’t forget to take care of your yard throughout the year. This will save you from high-cost repairs in the future. Make sure to weed regularly, reduce standing water, keep patios and pathways clean, and paint peeling fences.