Cutting costs does not necessarily mean letting your garden go to seed. The Mercury News has a list of money-saving tips to keep your garden beautiful and affordable. Among the suggestions:

  • Plant perennials instead of annuals.
  • Don’t bag lawn clippings, just leave them in your yard.
  • Select drought-resistant plants to use less water
  • Cut back on water use and don’t overwater.

You might also want to read our articles on ways to save water in your garden

and growing your own vegetables.

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