Free and Cheap Stuff for Your Garden

With the right resources, you can tend your garden with free mulch, free compost and a greywater recycling system for free water. Learn how to collect free and cheap stuff for your garden experiments.

Free Mulch
Store-bought mulch is almost always a chipped or shredded redwood. It is a warm sienna color for a time and then fades into a sun-washed grey brown. My mulch is free and it is never a warm sienna color, nor of a homogenous texture. Instead, it is a mixture of browns and greens and has a variety of textures because it comes from the tree-trimming companies that work in my town.  
FOTOLIA/MARCA COFFEY