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Landscaping Your Frederick Home on a Budget

Landscaping Your Frederick Home on a Budget

Landscaping On A Budget For Your Frederick Home

It’s Gardening Time for Frederick Home Owners!  When homeowners are planning their budgets to prepare their homes for sale, they often put landscaping at the end of the list…if they even think of it at all. Landscaping is an important part of curb appeal and shouldn’t be relegated to the bottom of the list.

As I’ve been searching for inexpensive ways to make the most of my landscaping, I discovered some tips that might just help homeowners keep the outside beautification as much of a priority as the inside.  Here are some tips and links I found; I thought you might find something useful too.
Frederick Maryland Gardens
Iris roots need to be divided every 2 to 4 years.

1. Take Cuttings. They’re free.  Some plants root much better than others.  This is a great time to get friendly with neighbors…as you exchange cuttings with others, you can get gardening tips too.  I found this great tutorial on propagation from the Missouri Extension website.

2.  Join a gardening club. Even if its for a short time, you’ll learn a lot and find a bunch of zealots who are willing to share.  Tasker’s Chance Gardening Club has a nice website.

Carroll Creek Linear Park
Black-eyed Susans – The State Flower- Rudbeckia

3.  Choose plants that fit Maryland’s climate and your soil type. Plants that are native to Maryland are much easier to care for.

4.  Choose Pest resistant bulbs. There’s nothing worse than watching your investment be the supper of the neighborhood squirrels:/

5.  Choose bulbs that multiply. Watching your bulbs multiply is the way to get the most bang for your buck if you are patient.

6.  Choose self-seeding plants. Gotta love those volunteers!

7.  Container Gardening is a great choice if you are short on time or space. You can bring them inside during the cold months and extend their life. You can also get creative when it comes to pots and containers, using items that you have on hand. Don’t forget to scout out thrift stores and refuge stores like Habitat for Humanity’s Home Store on Market Street in Frederick.

8. The Best Source Ever is DIY Gardening website.

9. Research and Plan Ahead. Keep your plans handy when you visit the garden store so you can take advantage of sales, or pass up a sale when you know that the plants on sale won’t fit your plan.

Garden tools
Fancy!

[special tip: Don’t get dazzled by all the fancy gardening tools, unless you’re not trying to stay on a budget. They may make you look more stylish, but they won’t really make a difference in your gardens.]

10. Composting makes more financial sense that buying fertilizer every year. The Frederick County Government Solid Waste Facilities has a composting class, as well as printed materials on the subject.

11. Mulch from Frederick County Recycling Centers is $8 for single-gound, and $15.00 for double-ground, per ton. 9031 Reichs Ford Road. Contact the Office of Recycling at 301-600-2960 for more information.

Pinterest Gardening Boards
Pinteresting Gardening Boards

 

12. Pinterest is a wealth of information and design ideas! There are some great garden boards to follow.

If you have any tips to add, I’d love it if you’d leave me a comment! (Just below this article “leave a comment”…no worries, this is a no spam zone)

Additonal Reading:

  • Elbow Grease is the Secret to Great Curb Appeal – If you’re considering selling your home, you will want to start getting your home ready.  Don’t forget the outside when you consider sprucing up the home. In most cases, all you need is a little elbow grease to make a big difference. Here are 10 steps to great curb appeal.
  • Lawn Care Tips for Homeowners – Our guest blogger David Goldberg from Reliable Home Inspections shares some timely tips for lawn care.
  • Homeowner tips – Use Less Water on Your Yard and Garden – Homeowners will be happy to know that having a lush green lawn, beautiful landscaping and colorful flowers doesn’t have to cost a fortune in water.

The Highland Group

Chris & Karen Highland
eXp Realty
email us: chris@chrishighland.com
Text Us: 301-401-5119
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When homeowners are planning their budgets to prepare their homes for sale, they often put landscaping at the end of the list. Here are some tips that might just help homeowners keep the outside beautification as much of a priority as the inside.
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