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Affordable Gardening and Landscaping Tips for Seniors

Guest post by Kim Dalton at Senior Gardener

Gardening is a popular pastime for people of all ages, and many seniors find that tending to their plants is a relaxing way to spend time outside. However, it’s easy to assume that getting started with gardening is expensive, or that the physical effort required will prove taxing for some seniors. But it’s entirely possible to design a low-maintenance garden with the average seniors’ needs in mind! These resources will help seniors build accessible gardens and utilize other affordable landscaping strategies to beautify their yards.

Designing a Senior-Friendly Garden

Seniors may have difficulty tending to traditional garden plots because doing so involves bending over frequently. Instead, try one of these options.

  • Work with a contractor to ensure you can easily access every area in your backyard without risking injury. Compare prices from several contractors to get the best deal.

  • Your loved ones can help you build raised garden beds with basic, affordable materials so that you can garden without hurting your joints.

  • Consider setting up a vertical garden by using household items like hanging pots or pockets - you’ll save money, and you won’t strain your back while gardening!

Beginner Gardening Tips

With a little practice, tending to your garden will come naturally to you, but these resources will be especially helpful when you’re just getting started!

  • If you need help planting, tending, and harvesting your garden, you may benefit from assistance from a home care service like Cura.

  • These comprehensive guides are packed with gardening tips on everything from choosing the right seeds to using natural pesticides!

  • Don’t waste money on new gardening tools year after year - follow these maintenance tips instead.

Beautiful, Budget-Friendly Landscaping

Once your garden is in full bloom, you can take on a few other basic landscaping projects that won’t break the bank.

  • Keep your lawn looking healthy and vibrant with these low-cost lawn care tips.

  • Pick up flower seeds for a few dollars from your local garden center to add a pop of color to your yard!

  • Instead of paying high prices for a landscaper, ask a loved one for assistance with trimming shrubs and hedges.

Gardening and landscaping does not have to be expensive, nor does it have to be taxing on your body. Many seniors find that these activities provide them with a sense of fulfillment in retirement. Soon enough, your front and backyards will be the envy of the neighborhood!

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