Four tips to help you make the most of your landscaping budget

Canada Life - May 15, 2023
Don’t break the bank on your home landscaping
Man and woman building a stone path.

Landscaping can be a great way to add curb appeal to your home to help increase the overall value. Costs to make these upgrades can quickly add up. Good news, there are ways to keep the costs low. 

Four tips to help you make the most of your landscaping budget

1. Plan ahead

Before you start, it’s important to consider how much you should spend on landscaping. Set a budget and stay within it.

Figure out what you need: 

  • Do you need new plants or trees?
  • What about a new sidewalk or driveway?
  • Are you looking to replace dead grass?

Determining your plan is a great way to ensure everything you buy is needed and not just wanted. Remember, you can always make upgrades later. Don’t feel pressure to do all landscaping projects at once. Consider starting with your front yard before spending money on your back yard as it will add instant curb appeal. 

2. Shop around

Impulse shopping can really eat away at your budget. It’s important to visit a few different retailers to ensure you find the best price. If you’re looking to hire a company to help do the work, it’s a good idea to get a quote from a few companies. By taking time to cost compare, you can save yourself a lot of money.

3. Purchase smaller plants

It’s tempting to buy the larger plants so your garden instantly looks perfect, but you can save money by buying smaller plants and letting them grow. In a few years your plant will grow into the desired size. As your plants grow, the value of the plants goes up. Buying smaller plants gives you a better return on your investment. Don’t forget when planting to accommodate space for growth.

4. Put some aside money for emergencies 

Nothing ever goes to plan. Ensure you have extra money for the little items that can help with unexpected expenses. This also ensures that you don’t have to come up with any additional funds for the work.

If landscaping is on your to-do list, I can help you create a financial plan that accounts for this. Enjoy your garden today, while also saving for tomorrow.