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Use Perennials Instead of Annuals
Perennials are plants that come up every year. The cost of perennials might be more expensive to start with, but in the long run you'll save quite a bit. There are lots of hearty perennials that will winter over in even the coldest climates. In addition, the time you spend planting will be quite minimal after the initial planting.
You can fill your yard with perennials for FREE by exchanging perennials with your friends! If you have ever been to a perennial farm, you probably know they continuously split the perennials to sell. You can do this yourself. Once your perennials are established you can take a section of them (down to the roots) and replant them.
Mix Permanent Plantings with Perennials
Perennials are less expensive than shrubbery, so mix it up.
Use Perennials in Pots
If you already have perennials in your yard, split them and use them for fillers in your pots. At the end of the season you can plant them in a different location in your yard.
Start your Annuals from Seeds
You'll save a bundle by spending a little time growing your annuals. I planted my seeds in the pots I wanted them in and covered them with saran wrap. I kept them in the garage in front of the window to get started.
Use Permanent Ground Cover Instead of Mulch
Using permanent ground cover will cost you more in the beginning but will save you more money and time in the long run.
If you love flowers and potted plants, you can spend hundreds every year. With a bit of thought, you can save a bundle! How do you have on gardening? We can all learn from each other, so leave your frugal tip in the comments below this post.