We’ve all been there—you head for the checkout counter at the nursery and you have a general ballpark number in mind—until the register tallies and you’re $40, $50, or $100 over your budget. How does it happen? You think you’re being reasonable about everything you put in your cart, but the credit card bill says otherwise. If you’re looking to reduce costs (and who isn’t) or looking for a way to simplify your garden shopping, the following tips can help. Best of all, they’ll cut down on the landscaping bill without sacrificing the high-quality plants, potting soil, and other gardening must-haves that you love.
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