ThriftyTips for Landscaping on a Budget

Looking or ways to spruce up your yard but don't want to break the bank? Here are my top thrifty tips for saving money on flowers and landscaping.
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Here is another example of how to get creative and and used what you already have for a pot. I used an old waterig can as a pot for my pansies. I just gave it a fresh coat of hot pink spray paint to freshen it up and voila!
Tip #1- Shop craigslist, garage sales, thrift stores, etc for inexpensive pots. I bought this stand with the two wrought iron planters for $20 on craigslist a few years back and we love planting annuals in it every season!
Tip #2- Think outside the box and buy flowers when they go on sale then transplant them into your own pots. I bought a pot of geraniums in a hanging basket that was on sale for $5 then made 3 pots out of it! Great way to save money!
Tip #3- Divide and SHARE! Yes, I said share! You can divide your perennials and share them with neighbors and friends by swaping flowers. This is totally FREE and allows you to give AND GET a variety of plants. Who doesn't love FREE?!
The iris in the other picture and these lamb's ear plants were pieces of my friends and family's garden. They divided their plants and gave me starters and now mine have spread to the point where I can begin dividing and sharing.
Tip #4- Maximize your dollar by investing in a few evergreens like this skinny evergreen. You can read more about how you can use evergreens in your yard all year aroud on my blog
Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
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  • Alexandra Arena Alexandra Arena on Jul 03, 2013
    WOW! How did people miss this post Jennifer?! Great tips!

  • Catherine Smith Catherine Smith on Sep 12, 2013
    Touching base with other gardeners is almost always good for trading plants, seeds and seedlings. Most of us immediately reach out when dividing perennials. It's a great and inexpensive way to add some very nice specimens to your yard.