Gardening can be expensive, and it’s a lot of actual work. But there are ways to make growing a beautiful garden easier and cheaper. It has been a lot of trial and error over the years, but I’ve found some ingenious gardening hacks to simplify this hobby.
Creating a gorgeous garden takes time, work, and money, but it is possible to do it with less money. These cheap garden hacks have saved me cash over the years and made some of the chores a little easier.
Bury cheap, plastic pots. Burying garden containers is something most people do to make changing plants easier. But when using garden hacks to save money, this is a great option. When I buy annuals in those cheap, ugly plastic pots, I just bury them right in the bed.
A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness.William Kent
DIY container decorating. I’ve also avoided buying expensive containers by decorating the plastic ones. Use paints that are designed for painting on plastic. I use ribbons, pretty stones, and beads along with a glue gun to decorate them too.
Save on precious potting soil.
Free seed starters. Starting plants from seed is always less expensive than buying transplants. You don’t need any fancy containers either. I use paper egg cartons, empty toilet paper rolls, and even citrus peels to start seeds. For the latter, save two halves of your orange or grapefruit once you’ve eaten the fruit. The little cup is perfect for growing seedlings.