Frugal Tips for Purchasing All Your Lawn and Garden Supplies

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When you're new to gardening and on a tight budget, you don't want to over spend on tools as supplies as the expense can really add up. While having some tools is necessary to maintain a healthy lawn and garden, you can find good quality supplies for an affordable price. Keep in mind, however, that there is a difference between purchasing inexpensive supplies and cheap supplies. Essentially you get what you pay for. As a mindful spender you never want to compromise quality for quantity. This of course would cause you to buy supplies more often which waste money in the end.

If you've been looking for affordable ways to add to your lawn and garden inventory here are some suggestions you might find interesting:

Shop Around

Often the simplest way to find the lawn and garden supplies that you need is to shop around. Rather than hopping from store to store you can simple do comparison shopping online. Simply type the key terms into a search engine and review the various prices stores are willing to offer. For example, if you're getting ready for the winter season and want to invest in a wood splitting axe to chop wood for a fire, you could do a simple online search to see which stores offer this product at a price you're willing to pay.

Online Auction Sites

Need something expensive and want to save money? Sometimes the best way to get the best deal is to "name your price" online auction sites allow consumers to do just that. By placing a bid on various products consumers can get what they need a lot cheaper. Check reputable auction sites and check out their inventory for more expensive gardening tools and supplies such as a lawn mower, weed whacker, or shovel. You can generally find a better deal than if you were to head to the store.

Local Listings (Directories)

Checking your local listings either in print or online can be a quick way to find the lawn and garden supplies that you need for a reasonable price. Some online ad listing sites allow users to create advertisements for things that they're looking for. So if you don't see something online but you want to find a good deal on it, making an advertisement listing the various tools you need can be another effective way to reach out to someone who may have what you need.

Yard Sales

If you're a frugal shopper, then you know how often you can find great deals at yard sales. Drive around the neighborhood one weekend and see what you might find. As the saying goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure. You can find things that include hand tools, garden décor and more for a steal. If the price offered is too high, don't be afraid to negotiate as most owners are looking to get rid of the items not bring them back into the house. So they may be willing to come down off the price.

Get Creative and Recycle

Some of the most beautifully designed gardens are those that are created from repurposed materials. If there is something that you need, get creative. For instance, turning old tires into flower pots is a unique way to design a garden. Painting the tires to match the home's exterior is a great way to add curb appeal. Check around the house and see what other things you might have laying around that can be used in your lawn or garden.

When you're just learning how to garden, investing too much money too soon may not be the way to go. Gardening is supposed to be a therapeutic and rewarding thing. Adding the stress of expenses to the matter can make what should be a hobby feel like another bill to pay. Find ways to purchase or create tools and supplies for your garden that won't break the bank. The more money you can save on the supplies, the more you can invest into quality products like soil, fertilizer and other gardening necessities. 

 


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