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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

3 Tips To Save Money On Plants For Your Yard

Even though you might dream of landscaping your yard with beautiful plants, there might be one thing holding you back -- money. After all, even though a lot of people don't realize it, buying new plants for your property can be surprisingly expensive. Luckily, you do not have to give up on landscaping your property just because of cost. Instead, consider these tips for saving money while buying gorgeous plants for your yard.

1. Plant Them Yourself

Even though you might like the idea of buying plants that are already fully grown, doing so can be costly. In many cases, you can save a ton of money by planting your own flowers and other plants from seeds and allowing them to grow. Plus, it's easier than you probably think; many plants can be planted outdoors without you having to start them inside. Just follow the directions on the seed packet for best results.

2. Buy in Bulk

Instead of going to a local garden center and buying individual plants of different types, consider checking with local nurseries about buying wholesale plants. Some garden centers will sell you larger quantities of certain plants for a discount, and you may even be able to choose different colors in order to mix things up a little bit while still qualifying for the discount. As an added bonus, buying lots of the same type of plant can allow you to give your landscaping a cohesive look and can make plant care a whole lot easier, too.

3. Use Filler

If your property currently looks a little bit bare, you might be a bit overwhelmed by the number of plants that you will have to purchase in order to make your lawn look "complete." Luckily, you do not have to buy them all at one time. Instead, you can consider using "filler" to make your lawn look a bit more "done" without having to buy quite so many plants. For example, using mulch is a good way to add a bit of color and structure to your lawn; as an added bonus, the mulch can also help you keep your plants in good shape and can help you cut down on yard maintenance -- such as pulling weed -- as well.

As you can see, you do not have to spend a ton of money buying plants for your yard. If you follow these tips, you can keep costs low while still buying the plants that you need in order to make your property look great.

For more information and inquiries about landscape, contact companies such as Kauai Nursery & Landscaping Inc.