We all love to save money in our homes, but what about when it comes to our gardens? Running your garden in an energy efficient way doesn’t need to be complicated or difficult. Follow our money saving tips below to get your garden into shape.
Solar lights are a great way to light up your garden while keeping costs low. Whether your garden is big or small, swapping your electric garden lights to solar lights will not only be considerably cheaper but also help you to become a lot less dependent on the national power grid.
If you are a keen gardener, you will know that come summertime, it is important to water your garden daily - especially in the drier months. The easiest way to cut costs would be to use a watering can instead of a hose. This will help you to control the amount of water you are using and save you from wasting the extra water in the hose once you are done.
Before getting your power tools out to tackle your garden, have a think if it is really necessary or if you are just wasting money. Simple swaps like changing your electric hedge trimmer to a manual one will not only save money when it comes to your energy bill, but also help get in a cheeky arm workout.
Making extra shade
We all know that shady spots come in handy when the sun comes out in full force. By planting trees around your garden, you will create cooler spots to relax under and ensure that the heat coming from the sun is blocked from your windows. This will stop you from using extra fans in your home to keep it cool, saving you both money and energy in the long run.