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May202011

Dig for Discounts When Gardening

Chris Clinton/Lifesize/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With summer just around the corner, gardeners are basking in the warmer weather and sprucing up the landscapes that were ruined earlier by harsh winter weather.

But if you need to re-plant most of your garden, the costs can pile up.  So how can you go about saving some green while flexing your green thumb?

Low prices are not the only thing to consider when buying plants.  Your best bet may be buying ones that last a long time, like perennials.

"If you want to save money, perennials are a good way to go," says Sue Perry of Shop Smart magazine.  "You buy them and they come up every year.  They're really great if you have little bare patches and you want a really quick instant pop of color."

And remember to time your garden according to the seasons.

"Think about keeping the seasons in mind so that you have something that comes in the beginning of the season kind of mid summer, later summer," Perry says.

Growing your own food is also another way you can save some money.

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