Doesn’t seeing a lovely garden make your day? I mean, gardens and topiaries have their own way of calming you down and bringing a smile in your face that it makes you want to jump the gun and set up one for yourself.
If you feel the same way and are in fact wanting to set up your own garden, then you’re definitely in the right place. I’ll share with you some tips on how to setup topiaries and gardens without breaking a bank.
Trust me it’s easy as pie! You don’t need to be on a high budget just to set up topiaries and gardens. There’s a way for you to set up one the economical and least expensive way.
How exactly do you do that..?
- Set up your garden gradually
Who said that you have to complete your garden in one go?
You can set up a garden progressively and buy your topiaries one at a time so as to avoid spending a lump sum just to have a garden.
If you do this, you’ll be able to appreciate your garden even more. You’ll have enough time to appreciate each element allowing them to sink in little by little instead of being bombarded one time with all the things that are happening in your garden.
You will also come to realize that your garden already looks superb as it already is and might not need to add your accessories to it.
This then allows you to fully appreciate what you have and save some money instead of spending it on more garden accessories.
- CAREFULLY PLAN for the layout
The phrase above being in caps and bolded is no accident. Careful planning can actually make or break your budget.
Failing to plan what you want your garden to look like, your budget, layout and the type of accessories you’d like to add can get you in a lot of financial trouble.
Without a plan, you’ll most likely send more than you should be spending or spend less and end-up unhappy with how your garden looks. That said planning is something that you simply cannot take lightly.
Here are a few things that you need to consider when planning for the layout:
- The color of the plants versus the paint color that your house has. Does it compliment each other?
- The kind of ambiance you want your garden to emanate. Do you want it to have a fun and exciting ambience or should it be screaming RELAXATION all over.
- What’s the garden’s purpose? Is it for your kids to play on, just for aesthetics, exercise, etc.
Whatever you find in the stores that will provide you with your garden accessories that doesn’t match any of your plans or targets, don’t even think about buying it.
That’s one of the main reasons why you are planning. To have control and strategically get the things that you want in a garden. Letting your impulse take over will surely get you tons of headaches.
- Research online for garden accessory providers
There are hundreds of reasons why you should do your research online versus going to their actual store.
For one, it’s a lot more convenient because you can avoid travelling or perhaps heavy traffic…
It’s also cheaper online. You’ll be amazed at how the price range varies. This has something to do with the competition online being so tight. Unlike the competition in a traditional sense, most people would just go for garden services that are closest to their area. The business owners know this which makes them confident that they have lesser competition and can price their products comparatively higher.
But if you go online, boundaries are broken. You can see their competition’s pricing even if they’re miles apart. You can also make arrangements with their competitions when it comes to transportation fees making it VERY possible for you to deal with them even if they’re so far away.
You can bet your family jewels that your local gardening store is aware of that too! That’s why they price things online a bit differently (cheaper and with special offers).
- Using your old furnitures
A common mistake that newbies who like to set up their own garden is thinking that they need to buy something new for it.
If you’ve been working with your garden or (a garden for that matter) you should already know that there are a lot of indigenous materials that you can use to beautify your garden. One of which is your old furnitures.
You can add your old tables and chairs in your garden. One of my most favorite are bookshelves. I tried using my bookshelves in my garden and boy did it fit perfectly!
You just have to do some minor repairs or paint jobs just to make your old furnitures sturdy enough. If however it’s still sturdy and the color fits nicely, then you can leave it as it is and use it in your garden right then and there.
Doing this prevents you from purchasing another accessory for your garden.
- Asking your friends for help instead of hiring a contractor
There are times when in setting up your garden, all you have to do are some basic lifting and shoveling. In cases like this when special skills aren’t really needed. What you can do is ask for your friends help instead.
You can “bribe” them with some beer or perhaps a night party once everything’s set up. Since you know your friends and you know EXACTLY what they find irresistible, you can use this to your advantage.
You’d be amazed at how cooperative your friends will be (at least I was).
That said, don’t even think about hiring someone immediately, try to work within your means and you’ll surely be able to make it work.
Amazing isn’t it?
With the use of these tips, setting up your topiaries and your garden doesn’t have to be expensive. These will help you get more and pay less with the help of working with the things that are within your means.
It’s your turn!
If you had your share of setting-up your garden and topiaries, I urge you to share your ideas in the comments section below. Sharing your best practices in setting up your own garden and topiaries will surely benefit others as they read through the comments. I’d love to hear from you as well. I hope to hear from you soon!