Garden

Part of our philosophy of frugal, low cost living is to make the most of our resources. To use what we have wisely for the maximum benefit as well as avoiding unnecessary expenses. The garden isn’t just something to look at, it can be the basis of a business or provide additional living space for far less than moving home or extending a building

Frugal Garden The articles below are all about and around the garden. There’s nothing wrong with a garden that is purely a place to sit and relax or for children to play in, if that’s what you want. Your soul needs nourishing too!

And if you do want to just sit and soak in the sun, we’ve an article on how to build a garden bench for next to nothing.

But there’s no need to spend more time or money than you have to on maintaining the garden when there are ways to reduce that spend.

There are some articles on how you can make money from your garden, probably not a living but little extra income always comes in useful

Make Money from Your Greenhouse - A Home Business

Make Money from Your Greenhouse - A Home Business

One of the most useful additions to any gardener and especially to anyone growing their own is a greenhouse but few realise that a greenhouse can be made to pay for itself and even to make money. A retired friend of mine has built up a nice hobby...
Money from Gardening, Make an Income from Your Garden

Money from Gardening, Make an Income from Your Garden

By Dick Handscombe Practical holistic gardener and author, originally writing as ‘Greenfingers’. Economic times are not likely to improve for some time especially to those who do not have unique commercially employable skills and pensioners. But...
Frugal Garden Furniture - Save Money!

Frugal Garden Furniture - Save Money!

Thanks to a few years of niche TV programmes, the garden has become the extra room, the great landscape surrounding the water feature and a general status symbol. Fair enough, a well designed and good looking garden will add value to your property,...
Garden Uses for Recycled Plastic Bottles

Garden Uses for Recycled Plastic Bottles

All those empty plastic water and soft drink bottles that you throw into the dustbin each week - whether separated from other rubbish or not - are best held back for a recycling in the garden for a variety of purposes many of which can save your money....
Frugal Garden Hand Tools - A Guide

Frugal Garden Hand Tools - A Guide

Garden Tool manufacturers seem to have taken the lead from Kitchen Tool companies who have a gadget for everything and most of these are quite unnecessary. For example, I've tried loads of gadgets to make sowing small seeds easier. None of them worked,...
Garden Power Tools - Balancing Cost and Convenience

Garden Power Tools - Balancing Cost and Convenience

I sometimes look in my garden shed and wonder how on earth people used to manage 100 years ago before petrol and electricity combined with garden technology. From a purely frugal point of view I guess that to save money altogether we ought to revert to...
Garden Lawnmowers Buying Guide

Garden Lawnmowers Buying Guide

Choose the Right Lawnmower for You Speaking with many years experience of cutting the grass in my own garden (one hour's work) and also doing other peoples, I would usually recommend buying brand new, unless someone gives you one for nothing that is....
Extend Your Living Space with a Log Cabin

Extend Your Living Space with a Log Cabin

Many families find themselves stuck in a trap as they grow. They need more space just at the time when they can least afford it. A child or another child is wonderful but an extra cost and often mother is on reduced or no income or facing additional childcare...
Garden Buildings – Outdoor Garden Rooms

Garden Buildings – Outdoor Garden Rooms

Bursting at the seems? Little ones become monstrous teenagers? Need an office? How to do it? A frugal answer to a problem Moving to a larger house isn't easy. For a start there's the cost of moving, estate agents fees, solicitors and so on. That's...

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