Now that those lingering patches of snow have finally melted, you're probably eager to start digging around in the dirt.
But no matter how adept you are at getting blossoms to bloom, there's one springtime challenge that's hard to avoid: spending a lot of cash to perfect that green plot.
Fortunately, pros Barbara Pierson, nursery manager at White Flower Farm in Litchfield, Conn., and Kelley Forsyth, a Glen Ridge, N.J.–based garden designer, are here to help.
They've rounded up their best time-saving and budget-friendly horticultural hacks, so you can prune your seasonal costs—and have a lush garden in no time.
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