The frost may still be in the air but it is not too early to start thinking about gardening! There are steps you can take now to be sure you save money on your gardening adventures in the future. If you are not sure where to begin, take a peek below at 5 ways to save on gardening supplies now. Get a head start and in this case, the early bird will capture the worm, or at least the savings!
1. Head to the thrift stores.
Head over to your thrift stores to see what tools and supplies may be available to you. Look for fun and colorful pots and planters you can use as well as some gardening boots you won’t mind getting muddy.
2. Buy seeds.
Buying starter plants will always cost you more than seeds. Buy seeds and start them indoors (in a simple egg carton will do) so that when the warm weather hits, you will have plants ready to grow. You can find seeds packets for as low as .25 cents, you can’t beat that!
3. Browse the internet.
Look for free garden plans and tips via the internet so when you are able to break ground, you have a plan in place. Simple google searches for “free garden plans” or even “free garden seeds” can give you tons of results.
4. Order your garden supply catalogues.
Get online and sign up for free catalogues that garden supply companies offer. Many times they will come with free seed samples, free money saving coupons, and even free tips.
5. Refurbish what you have.
Go through the garage and give the items you have a good washing. Mend your garden gloves, wash out pots, give tools a good run through the dishwasher. This way, you can make due with what you have and avoid buying new.
See how easy it can be to save on gardening supplies? Give these tips a try and you will be able to grow a green and frugal garden!