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A Few Adjustments To Your Landscaping Plans
Hold it! Are you sure you have your landscaping plans all in tact? Yes, you figure? You have a good plan worked up and the determination to do it yourself. You have money saved up in the bank and are ready to create the perfect backyard and garden for the whole family. Even so, consider more four important tips you might not have thought about.
This section of the web site was designed to help those that are new to home landscaping and those that are seasoned veterans to gain access to the information they need when they need it. To the right, you will find links to other helpful articles dedicated to making your home landscaping and remodeling experience a little easier. Feel free to peruse the articles in the list and when you want more, fill out the “Join Our Toolbox” form above to stay apprised with new articles and newsletters.
1. There's inexpensive and then there's cheap.
Don't assume the cheapest buy is the best...nor should you assume the most overpriced item is what you need. Home Improvement stores usually do offer low prices on plants and supplies. But can they compare to specialty stores, or even online stores, which offer the same discount but with a wider selection? Whenever you decide to pay a little bit extra make sure that you're buying something extra. Are you getting free professional advice along with the purchase? Does the item come with a warranty? Learn how the landscaping economy works by doing your research.
2. When it comes to looking for discounts, be brave and think outside the box.
Or the pot, so to speak. Checking alternative resources is a very good idea and has saved a lot of bold shoppers some money. Shoppers who think outside the pot aren't afraid to approach construction sites, demolition sites, stores and city resources for special needs. Amazingly, they are sometimes able to get mulch, compost, rocks, bricks, plants and other gardening supplies for free. The worst-case scenario is that they're simply told no. What else do you have to lose?
3. Be nice to your neighbors.
This is when it pays to be friendly to annoying neighbors; when you can save money on landscaping costs! When your neighbors like you they are more willing to share rental feels for chippers, tillers and other heavy equipment. (They might also be willing to give you plant supplies or tools they don't otherwise need) Be sociable with the whole neighborhood and save some money. (And having more friends never hurts)
4. Take your time.