Give Your Garden A Makeover On A Budget

One of the main things that holds many would-be-gardeners back from working on their outdoor areas is that they think that giving their garden a makeover will be very expensive. That isn’t always the case, though. It’s true that gardening can be pricey if you let your spending run away with itself. Thankfully, though, there are a few things you can do that can help you keep the price low. Read on to find out more.

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Look For Free Advice

We can’t all be natural-born gardeners and those of us who aren’t often turn to professional gardeners whenever we need any tips or advice. Unfortunately, you will find that these experts charge quite a bit for their knowledge and expertise. So, it’s always a good idea to look for free advice whenever you can. For instance, gardening blogs are often filled with lots of handy hacks and useful tips, and you don’t have to pay a thing to read them. Next time you are shopping at your local gardening center, you should also ask the shop assistant as they will very happily help you with your questions and queries.

Invest In Top-Quality Equipment

If you can afford to, you should always buy the best-quality gardening tools and equipment. This is because they will help you do the best possible job on your garden, and they will last a long time. In the long run, they will actually save you money as you won’t have to replace them as often as cheaper tools. You might find that sorting out your whole finances can help you find more money for good equipment. There is more about how to do this and more at, and it could also be worth checking your credit score. You might be amazed to find out how much you have to spend once you get a check of your debt repayments!

Take Cuttings

It can be quite expensive to buy new plants, shrubs, and bushes for your garden. There is a cheaper option, though – you just need to take cuttings from the plants and bushes that you already have in your garden. It’s also worth asking your friends and family if they have anything in their gardens that you could take cuttings from. You might like swapping plants with one another! If you have never taken cuttings before, there are some useful tips at

Make Your Own Compost

Rather than buying fertilizers and composts, you could just make your own. Not only is this a cheaper alternative, but it will also help you minimize on your food waste. That’s because all of your leftovers will be going in your compost bin! All you need to do is put organic waste into the compost bin and leave it for a couple of months. After a while, it will start to decompose and turn t compose that can be scattered on your garden as a fertilizer!

As you can see, a garden makeover doesn’t have to bankrupt you!

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

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