A how to guide to creating a beautiful garden space on a budget
DIY is a great way to create your dream garden space on a budget and now with more people online and joining social media such as YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and TikTok, finding hacks is easier than ever.
Recycling is a great way to start, old jars, mugs and bowls can make great pots for succulents as long as sufficient drainage is provided.
Pallets are also a great way to build furniture such as tables, chairs and plant stands, adding fairy lights and colourful cushions adds interest and personality.
Planting from seeds is a cheap alternative to buying fully mature plants, although the process takes longer the love and care you put into your plant will definitely be worth it in the end.
You can also multiply your plants by propagating from cuttings, succulents are easy to do this with as they are generally hardy plants and will want to sprout roots under most conditions.
You could also ask your local garden centre if they mind you taking any fallen leaves from plants and try dipping them in rooting hormone, if they don’t work, who cares, they were free, if it does, you have yourself a new plant!
Making your own compost is a brilliant way to save money on fertiliser, help the environment by not buying a bag and also to get rid of waste from your kitchen in a productive way.
The best things to compost are:
Fruit scraps, vegetable scraps, coffee grounds, eggshells (though they can take a while to break down), grass and plant clipping and dry leaves