One would be surprised just how much of a difference can a nice garden make when it comes to property value. Not only that, but in the age where you have GMO on every step, the very idea of putting home-grown vegetables on the table seems more important than ever. For both of these reason, it is vital that you make a proper garden in your backyard as soon as possible. However, if you are not careful this can cost an arm and a leg. In order to avoid that, here are few tips for making a truly frugal garden for a frugal household.
DIY Irrigation System
One of the most vital things that any garden needs is a proper irrigation system. However, the installation of one can be quite expensive. Luckily, there is a more frugal solution to this problem and it’s called: making your own irrigation system. Sure, you don’t need something complicated, but what anyone can do is get a garden hose of appropriate length, poke tiny holes (the smaller the better) every few inches (depending on the layout of your garden). After you are done all you need to do is turn on the valve on minimum. In this way, the water will drip through these tiny holes and irrigate your vegetables. If you want to go even step further, this hose can use rainwater collected in a reservoir.
Since, you want to avoid using chemical fertilizers, what you need to do in order to improve the fertility of your garden soil is make a quality compost. Luckily, you won’t need to make a pricy investment here since it is quite likely that your household already possesses everything required for making one. For example, first thing you need is a container and here you can use anything from an old cloth, pot to baby diaper. Next, you need to place some organic degradable material like food leftovers (with the exception of meat and dairy). You can use even the least expected things here like eggshells and nutshells.
Unfortunately, when you manage to plant everything and complete all the aforementioned tasks, your work just begins. Now, it comes to protecting what you have created, which can be much more difficult. There are many pests lurking out there and each particular group requires a different defensive measure. For example, as a protection against birds a good scarecrow (even DIY) will always be the most efficient method. For larger pests, a defensive fence can serve as ultimate obstacle. While against, insects, you will have to use pesticides.
Garden Maintenance Tools
Finally, once you make a garden it is up to you to maintain it the best you can, which means that you will need some additional gear. Pruning and mowing equipment are an absolute must, but so are knapsack sprayers. Sure, you don’t want to get over the top with pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, which means that you will need an item that can help you easily dose them. Because of this, a reliable sprayer is essential to the health and prosperity of your garden.
Making your garden in frugal fashion is definitely possible but it requires a lot of work. However, when you try to put on a scale all the effort that you have invested and all the things you get, you will always be on a massive gain. Growing 100% organic and safe food for you and your family is something you simply cannot put a price tag on and this is something that you should always have in mind. Apart from crude effort, what you will also need is a lot of research and knowledge, but your garden is always worth it.
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