At this time of year, there is nothing better than being able to sit in the garden and enjoy the sunshine, but it is much nicer if your garden is full of colour and flowers. Many people may feel as though they can’t make their garden look nice without spending money that they don’t have, but this doesn’t have to be the case. 

Thinking about where you shop for your garden products can be a great start. Although it might seem to be a great idea to simply go to a large chain store, because you know that they will have everything that you need, they will typically charge a lot more than smaller, independent garden centres, so you may find that you can save a lot of money from shopping there. You will also tend to find that you get a much nicer and more personalised experience, as the staff will have the knowledge and the time to sit with you and talk about what you need.

Another tip is that you don’t always have to buy things for yourself. If you have a friend with a nice garden that has plants that you would like for yours, you may be able to take a cutting from some of their plants and grow them in your own garden. You should be careful that you’re taking the cutting from the right place and planting it correctly, but as long as you do this, you should find that the plants are able to thrive.

If you find that there are certain plants that you like, and would love to have in your garden next year, then you should think about saving some of the seeds from the inside of the flowers. This would mean that you wouldn’t have to pay for the same thing again next year, and instead you could simply plant the seeds for free and look forward to watching them grow. 

Finally, what is a plant without a plant pot? You may think that you need to buy new every year, as they can often be damaged by the weather, particularly over the winter months, but this is not always the case. You may find that giving old pots a lick of paint can brighten them up ready for the summer. You could even try out some bright and vibrant new colours, and see what kind of an effect they can have on your garden. No matter what you choose to plant this year, you will certainly be able to enjoy the sunshine without breaking the bank.