Ways to Save Money on Your Lawn and Garden

These nine tips will help you spend less on plants, mulch, fertilizer and water.

If you love your lawn the way most Americans do, there's a good chance you're shelling out a lot of money each year to maintain it. Americans spend an estimated $40 billion annually on lawn care, according to American Green: The Obsessive Quest for the Perfect Lawn. However, there are plenty of ways to keep costs associated with your lawn and garden under control. Here are nine:

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor, Kiplinger.com

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for Kiplinger.com. She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.