Danny Bonvissuto, HGTV Gardens Contributor

Danny Bonvissuto

Incorporating plants that attract bees keeps pollination alive in your landscape.

Whole books have been devoted to the concept of low-budget landscaping, but it all boils down to two things: common sense and following the plan Mother Nature put in place. 

"My mother always told me the best way to keep a house clean is not to mess it up in the first place," says Lee Garrard RLA/ASLA, co-owner of MedicineWheel Land Planning in Athens, Georgia and Charleston, South Carolina. "If you don't mess up the land, you don’t have to invest a lot of money to repair it. Nature provides us with everything we need to work with the land instead of against it."

Here are a few inexpensive and easy ways to help you grow—not spend—a lot of green.

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2 Comments About this Article

  • Ramsey Malone
    Cool tips and love the photos. Now to get started... :)

    Posted 2 years ago

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  • anonymous
    now disabled after 30 yrs in the medical field, i needed a new hobby to stay busy. I began my first year planting last year with flower seeds, and dug up some native plants to start too. My front patio is about 10x20 but only 1/2 is grass and is walled in with concrete half wall, L shaped. I tilled about 2ft wide against the inside wall, L shaped of course and started planting. I tracked the sunlight before planting and kept a journal on the garden. I was successful with zinnia, nasturtium, sunflowers and of course the natives I transplanted.This year, I pre- planted bulbs inside and have now been transferred outside. I bought ones who would fit into the suns pattern for the area.They are coming along great and I will be adding more seeds soon to fill in my flower garden.I have a window AC that drips into a bucket and I use that to water my beds, I use the tree moss that falls off in our area to lay around my newbies to keep the squirrels from digging and other felled air plants hang across my front window.

    Posted 7 months ago

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