Landscaping on a budget is a matter of finding unwanted plants and/or waiting for them to propagate themselves.
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Purchasing trees, shrubs and flowers for a new yard can be expensive. If you’re landscaping on a budget, here are some ways to cut costs:
- only half as many perennial flowers and berry plants as you want to have in your garden. In a year or two, the berries will spread, and the flowers will be large enough to divide and replant.
- Have a neighborhood or community plant-trading party.
- Keep your eyes peeled: Many people have one- to two-year-old tree saplings that have sprung up in their yards or gardens that they will be happy to let you transplant.
Using these strategies, our homestead has become a shady refuge.