Ideas for Low-Cost Gardening

Add green to your landscape while keeping some in your wallet. Check out our best money-saving tips to help your garden and your budget thrive.

  • Buy plants that fit your climate and soil conditions.
  • Use cuttings instead of buying more plants.
  • Take softwood and hardwood stem cuttings to propagate some of your favorite shrubs.
  • Choose pest-resistant bulbs.
  • Choose bulbs that multiply.
  • Invest in self-seeding plants.
  • Choose long-lived perennials.
  • Multiply your plants by dividing them.
  • Check when they flower.
  • Wait until the plant is "resting."
  • Divide fall bloomers in spring. © 2010 Scripps Networks, L.L.C. All rights reserved
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