Thoughts and musings
Josh | September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Want a magazine worthy garden, but without spending so much? Between the costs of the plants, supplies, and other expenses, the budget for your garden can become surprisingly tight. Still, this doesn’t mean you have to compromise the beauty of your landscape; by spending wisely and making the most of what you have, you can significantly stretch your funds.
1. Buy out of season – If you get your plants when the growing season is about to end, you can easily find great deals or even freebies. This might require you to nurse these plants back to health, however. Tools and gardening supplies are also usually cheaper when you buy them out of season, and it is easier to buy second-hand.
2. Make it look larger with colours – If your yard is small and you want to create an illusion of space, using plant colour wisely can help. Use warm coloured plants (red, yellow, or orange) in the centre of your garden to draw eyes toward it. Cool colours like blue or purple are best near the edges, as they create an expanding effect by blending in smoothly with the landscape.
3. Show off with lighting – One tip that we often stress is that lighting can make or break the appearance of your garden. Well-designed lighting can make a decent landscape look gorgeous when night comes by drawing attention to the best parts. This is often the missing element in most gardens.
4. Keep it clean and pest free – Simply tidying up the garden on a regular basis, and keeping it free from harmful pests, has a bigger impact than anything else you can do. There’s nothing that spoils a garden more than clutter or damaged plants, so make this a habit.
Gardening does not have to be expensive, and it is our goal to help you by providing affordable equipment and services for your every need. Whether you require professional landscaping, a reliable irrigation system or help with your garden design, we have a solution for you.
Contact us today, and we will help you create the landscape of your dreams.