5 Frugal Ways to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring


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5 Frugal Ways to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring

Can you believe spring is almost here? With the changing seasons comes yard work, as the snow melts away and reveals the grass and landscaping underneath. Spring cleaning your yard does not need to be expensive, in fact you can make your yard nice and green without spending a lot of green! Take a peek below at 5 frugal ways to get your yard ready for spring, so you too can enjoy a yard that is neat and tidy. It is easier than you may think!

5 Frugal Ways to Get Your Yard Ready for Spring

1. Find some local students.
Put an add up at the community college to see if any students are willing to help you. You can also have family refer any students they know. You can always hire them for less than a landscaping company would cost you. Cutting the grass, seeding, trimming branches, and other basic tasks are perfect for a college kid looking to make a couple of dollars.

2. Split costs with a neighbor.
Do you need to rent any machinery such as an aerator? Do you need to buy bags of seeds or mulch? See if a neighbor needs any of these items as well. If so, you can split the costs of the items and get what you need for less.

3. Make your own mulch.
There are so many basic items you can use for mulch. Shredded leaves, hay, and even grass clippings all make great mulch. Use these items to mulch your flower beds and gardens instead of buying store bought mulch.

4. Hit up the thrift store.
Not only can you find basic tools like shovels and rakes, but you can find all sorts of flower pots, watering cans, even gardening gloves. Browse your local thrift store and see what may be available for a fraction of the cost of new.

5. Use what you have.
Plastic grocery bags are great for holding clippings and weeds. Gallon milk jugs make great watering cans. Egg cartons can be used to hold seeds. Use what you have instead of buying new. It is a great way to repurpose and save some cash.

See how easy it can be to get your yard ready for spring? Give these tips a try and you will be able to enjoy a green and gorgeous yard for less. I would love for you to share pictures of your beautiful yard when it is ready for Spring on our page or in the group!

Be sure to drop by the Living Frugal with Erika’s Deal Group! There is always something new and you can chat personally with me and others! Great place to show off your shopping trips, ask questions, and so much more!

LFWEdis

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Comments

  1. Great ideas and tips especially with Spring arriving this week! I really like your suggestions to use what you have. Time to start saving plastic milk cartons. I also love checking out the thrift store for possible garden decor items.

  2. great ideas to save money with spring landscaping and getting ready for warm weather.
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  3. Great tips!

  4. Thanks for the tips. I didn’t realize thrift stores have gardening items! The milk jug watering cans sound perfect for kids to help with watering.

  5. Thanks for the tips!! I need to work on my yard, but it has been cold…until now! I also love to shop thrift stores for garden sundries!! with a little paint, you can do a lot!! Great!

  6. Crystelle Boutique says:

    Awesome tips, thanks so much!! ūüôā
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  7. Thanks for the tips Erika! We’ve been doing a lot of yard work lately and there are a few things here I never would have thought of… Like the mulch idea! Perfect! Thanks for sharing with us on Fancy This Fridays at Truly Lovely!

  8. Nice tips. I love being thrifty. Thanks for sharing on The Weekend Social.

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