Ten Ways to Save Money When Installing Your New Garden Landscape
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7.) Concrete Scoring, Staining or Stamping vs. Natural Stone/Masonry Finish
By having large varieties of colors and patterns available in this popular patio or walk material, it is quickly becoming the way to achieve that rich material look without the heavy price tag of a natural stone finish. By combining an attractive scoring pattern that mimics your favorite natural material, combined with adding several layers of stains that model the color variations seen in natural stone, one can produce a very attractive pattern that looks authentic as a natural stone finish while costing much less. This is especially true for people who do not live near rock quarries where the shipping costs make installation of a natural stone product cost prohibitive.
8.) Buy Garden Accessories During Off Season Instead of Spring
Retail garden centers, like car dealerships, like to turn over there inventory for next years new line. Shopping for your garden statue or pottery in the fall or 'off season' can bring home the bargains and save you dollars. You will find that you will always be looking for that perfect something to put in your garden even in the off-season!
9.) Prefabricated Fountain vs. a Custom Fountain
Custom fountains that are constructed from scratch tend to be rather expensive to install in your garden. A more economical way to add the wonderful amenity of a fountain can be to source out a pre-fabricated garden fountains at your local retail outlet or through an internet search. Much of the look and feel of a custom fountain can be achieved through the many options and styles available in today's market place.