Getting Your Yard Ready For Spring On A Budget

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I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait for all of this cold, snowy weather to leave for good. To me, March screams the beginning of spring to me. The birds get more active, buds start forming, and this means that it is time to buckle down and start thinking about what your yard needs for spring. A lot of people spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on yard care, but if you do it the right way, you can save money and do it on a budget.

Do what you can yourself

If you have the ability to do some of the work yourself, go for it! You will save money this way by avoiding costly labor charges. Keep in mind that if you cannot do it yourself, hiring a professional (see more below) is your best bet, in order to save yourself time, money, and energy. I highly recommend doing some of the landscaping yourself, though. Make a list of everything you need to do with your yard and figure out what you can do on your own. If you need to have a tree cut down, hire a professional. If you do not know where to start on lawn fertilization, hire a professional. But, there are things you can definitely do like spreading mulch, cutting your grass, or even planting flowers. Save yourself money and figure out what you can do yourself and what you need to hire out.

 

Water wisely

Of course, your flowers, trees, shrubs, and even grass need water, but focus on watering wisely because you do not want to overwater and cost yourself more money than you need to spend. According to Science ABC, “Over-watering severely limits (or even cuts off) the supply of oxygen that roots depend on to function properly, meaning that plants do not get adequate oxygen to survive. Furthermore, too much water can also lead to root rotting and the irreversible decay of roots.”

 

Hire a professional

Sometimes to save money, you have to spend money. If there is something you cannot do correctly, or if there is something that you do not have enough knowledge or time to do yourself, hire a professional to help you out and do the job properly the first time. If you attempt to do it yourself and fail, that is wasted time and money. Not to mention, you could end up hurting yourself.

 

Founded in 1985 in Middletown, New Jersey, Frontier Tree & Turf is there to help and get the job done correctly the first time. Frontier Tree & Turf is a family owned and operated tree, shrub, and lawn care service. Serving Monmouth and Ocean County, Frontier Tree & Turf are Certified Tree Experts with knowledge and expertise to safely and effectively care for all of your lawn needs, including trees and shrubs. They offer services like tree removal, tree pruning, tree fertilization, tree insect & disease control, lawn fertilization, and lawn seeding. If you need help making sure that your trees are healthy, but more importantly safe, definitely check out Frontier Tree & Turf.

Plant an edible garden

Planting an edible garden will not necessarily save you money while doing yard work, but it will save you money in the long run, so it could be a good investment, depending on how much time you have and how much work you want to put in. Planting an edible garden is useful for those that want to eat a lot of fresh produce, but want to know where the produce is coming from while spending less on your food. Make sure you check out a calendar that tells you what type of fruit or vegetables you should plant depending on your location and time of the year. If you are worried about not having enough space for an edible garden, don’t fear. There are so many people that plant gardens in small pots. No matter how little space you have, there is a way to create space for a garden.

 

Choose affordable plants

Of course you want the best of the best for your yard, but did you know that there are ways to save money while still getting gorgeous flowers and shrubs? I am sure Frontier Tree & Turf can lead you in the right direction when choosing trees and shrubs that do not break the bank. If you do not have a green thumb, I would also highly recommend choosing plants that are hard to kill. That way, you do not have to worry about replacing them each year.

 

Have you started on your spring yard yet? Do you have any tips for saving money, while still creating a gorgeous yard?

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