Clover Lawns: Frugal Living Alternative to Grass New
What do clover lawns have over grass lawns? How about drought-tolerance, low-maintenance, cost-savings and environmental safety? Interested? Clover is insect-resistant and competes well with weeds, eliminating need for insecticides and herbicides. Raking, mowing and other lawn care is also reduced with clover. Have a green lawn all summer without losing "green" out of your wallet.
Attractive Landscaping for Free With Pussy Willows
Great idea for cheap landscaping: Pussy willows are easy to grow in gardens, and they're free! Discover their botany, easy incorporation into the landscape or garden, and minimal pruning requirements. Pussy willows are an inexpensive landscaping alternative to store-bought shrubs.
Xeriscape: The Cheap Landscape Alternative
As drought becomes a reality in North America, xeriscaping presents itself as a landscape alternative. The price tag on the extra watering required for turf grass is by no means a "cheapskate's delight." It may be time to look into a cheaper landscape alternative -- the xeriscape.
A Hypertufa How-To
Deborah Simpson's article on avoiding the cost of "hypertufa" articles such as stepping stones and birdbaths. A step-by-step approach to making your own, Portland cement, sand and peat moss.
Alternatives to Turf Lawns: Cheaper Landscaping New
There are cheaper alternatives to grass lawns for those committed to frugal living. Save money by growing cover crops or clover, instead of costly grass. Perennial flower beds also cut down on lawn expanse and expense. Cheaper also translates into "less work," in this case.
Bella's Tips for Frugal Living
Ideas from Bella Online for saving money while meeting your landscaping needs. Tips ranging from acquiring plants for free to fighting weeds using homemade herbicides.
A story on do-it-yourself landscapers by Victoria Sizemore Long of "The Kansas City Star." Featured is a man who removed an existing fence on his property and replaced it with a new one. Proper landscaping greatly enhances the real estate value of your property.
Ideas for Inexpensive Yard Decor
Decorating your home's inexpensively. Creative advice from Meals.com for the newbie home improvement do-it-yourselfer. How to display flowers in windowboxes, hangers and beds, as well as in novel ways. Using stones, brick and trellises in yard decorations, and outdoor lighting to highlight your work.
Xeriscaping to Save Money
Colorado State University Extension article on reducing your watering bill by cutting back your lawn. Instead, grow drought-resistant plants such as creeping junipers in areas currently inhabited by grass. Article details the whole process involved in the transformation, including the use of glyphosate (Roundup, Kleenup) to kill the grass.