Where to Get FREE Material for Adding Curb Appeal

Daniela N
by Daniela N
Most of the things in this world are not free...
or are they?
Yes, if you are not picky on what you want,
most times you can get free material and add curb appeal.
Today I am going to show you two things that you can get for free,
pretty much anywhere you live.
We just landscaped our entire yard for FREE.
I am talking about landscaping rocks and wood chips.
let's talk about landscaping rocks.

Call a few companies that sell landscaping rocks, and ask them if they have a "discard pile".

Those are basically rocks that they can't use or sell.

They are FREE.

I stop at this company when I am running errands in their area.

This is today's discard pile.
I look through the pile and pick out the most flat...which I used in making this pathway/dry creek bed.
I also used some of the more chunky rocks to make a small retaining wall right next to our driveway.
Wood chips are the discard of tree companies when they cut down trees.

Tree companies have to pay a fee to dump their wood chips,

so they are most happy to deliver them to you and dump them

on your property...for FREE.

Just call a tree company in your area and ask them to bring you a load.

It will be a lot, but truthfully, we are using it in a lot of places: mulch for the beds and around large trees, pathway, vegetable garden use and compost. The wood chips will slowly break down forming a rich soil.

Wood chips can be used as mulch, and they are slightly larger chunks of wood (compared to mulch) mixed with crushed leaves.
replacing the mulch with free woodchips
be sure to stop by my blog for more free, low cost projects and more. http://frugalaintcheap.blogspot.com/
Daniela N
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  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Oct 24, 2014
    I am all in favor of using wood chips as mulch, but if they are fresh, there is a chance that they will tie up some of the nitrogen in the soil as they decompose. This is less an issue with perennials and shrubs than it is with annuals and vegetables, but you may want to use a fertilizer that is a little higher in nitrogen to compensate.

  • Candida Torres Candida Torres on Feb 26, 2019

    Will have to try this, we have so many unused rocks that I would prefer to dig a whole an put then all in it.