Horticulture Hacks: 5 Money-Saving Spring Planting Tips From Gardening Pros

482109257Now 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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  • mzloolue

    “a lush garden in no time”?
    This old gardener says nothing happens without time and effort.

    • Amrita

      I agree. Also, I have used seeds instead of buying plants and they take forever to grow.
      I like the other ideas though.

  • Belinda Paul

    A caveat about “do-it-yourself” mulch. If you happen to have leaves that have weeds and or their seeds in them, you will be spreading those weeds to whatever area you decide to use your homemade mulch. Beware as you might end up spending more $$$$ in weed killer than you would have in weed-free mulch.