How to save Money on Greenhouse Supplies
Greenhouse supplies are like cats and potato chips, you just can’t stop with one! If you’re like me, your collection of greenhouse and gardening supplies tends to get a little out of hand, especially when the budget allows for a few new sparkling attention-grabbing, never before seen gizmos for the garden. If your garden supply habbit is killing your budget, like mine does, here are a few tips on how to save money on greenhouse supplies.
4 Ways to Save Money on Greenhouse Supplies
While it may seem contradictory to spend more on quality garden supplies, purchasing high-end gardening tools will save you money over time. Going cheap may work for a season, but you’ll be eyeing up those new rakes and hoes come spring and considering if you budget can stretch enough to take one home.
Shop with the Future in Mind
Many garden supply stores will put items on clearance during the fall and winter months to help make room for new merchandise. This is the time to buy new watering hoses, gardening tools, and seasonal decorations for a fraction of the price you will pay in season for those same items. Always try to shop with the future in mind to help save a few dollars when restocking your greenhouse supplies.
Check around in your area and you may find that you can pick up garden and greenhouse supplies cheaper from a local vendor or private shop. Retail garden centers are handy, and are sure to have that hard-to-find item you are looking for, but for the basics, a local shop might be your best bet. I have a neighbor who creates garden benches, birdbaths, and decorations out of sandstone in his backyard. He enjoys what he does so much, he sells his wares for a song and dance. I also buy my starter plants from an elderly neighbor who enjoys coaxing seeds into life and sells the larger plants just to make room for more seeds. These local finds are true treasures in the money-saving department.
Many greenhouse supplies can be repaired or recycled from season to season. That old garden hose can be transformed into a drip line, and those milk jugs can serve as mini-portable greenhouses for your outdoor garden. Gardeners are naturally crafty recyclers, and this trend can help save you money on supplies.
These greenhouse gardening tips will help you save money on your yearly supplies, but if you’re like me, that just means more dollars and cents to splurge on that miniature rose bush or those Big Boy tomatoes. Either way, money saved is money well spent when it comes to greenhouse gardening.
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