Home Improvement on the Cheap: Landscaping
When I bought my current home, one of the 2 biggest issues with the house was the landscaping (or lack thereof). I am working to convert the house into ship-shape so I can rent it out while I am on assignment later this year.
Here are some of the cost saving strategies I am using to enhance the landscaping without spending alot of money:
- Taking out old, weak looking plants/trees/shrubs. Its costs nothing and can have as big an impact as adding new plants.
- Buy smaller plants. Time saves money by buying smaller versions of trees and shrubs; they will grow and fill in over time.
- Some plantings can be split up. I have been able to split some 1 gallon shrubs into 3 plants (instead of 1) to cover 3 times the area.
- Relocate small trees/bushes to desired areas. My yard is covered with several varieties of young trees and shrubs that have popped up. I have just had to walk around and hunt for them. I have dug up trees such as small hollies and relocate them to desired landscaping areas to fill in the border of the property.
Any other suggestions?
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