A MONEY saver who was quoted nearly £3,000 for her gardening work has transformed the space herself with a few gardening tips and bargain purchases.
Lynda Chadwick, 54, from York and a mother of three boys aged 33, 30 and 12, has been trying very hard to transform her plot but is not willing to spend the thousands of people needed for a job. professional work.
She told the community to save money LatestDeals.co.uk: “I hate my garden so much – I haven’t sat out there in the 5 years I’ve lived here.
“However, when I saw what people were doing with their gardens on the Gardens On A Budget Facebook group, I decided to do my own makeover with help from my friend Sharon to try and do it. make it look better.
“It was Sharon who pushed me in, so we did it together. I’m a single mom so I don’t have the help of men, and even though I have three sons, they don’t help when I want it to be my project.”
Lynda’s garden was originally an abandoned space, with a paved area covered in various debris and a sun lounger on the lawn. She wanted to get the experts involved, but the quote kept her from doing it.
“I had someone appraise it last year and it would cost me £2700 – I did it myself for under £500. It took us about three weeks, and it was hard work but it paid off in the end. The first step is to dig about five tons of soil and grass. There was also a concrete column buried in the ground, so it had to be raised.
“I dug all the paving stones and killed all the weeds, then put the black roll down before hitting the wheelbarrow in three tons of rocks. Next, we paint the fence and replace the two broken panels.
“I bought lamps for each pole and a wooden roll to side with them all. I also got some trees and a palm tree for free – luckily, my dad was moving house, so he gave them all to me and that saved me quite a bit of money!
“The project certainly had its rough times. Halfway through, I said I wish I’d never started it and I can’t see the end. But Sharon said ‘come on, we can do this!’ So we did. I am very happy with the results and I finally have a beautiful space to sit back in after five years.
“I’m certainly glad I saved thousands of pounds by doing it myself. Some of the supplies I’ve purchased are cheap or free. This got me the most expensive item – the stones, worth £75 a ton.
I’m sure glad I saved thousands of pounds by doing it myself
“I had three tons so I paid a total of £225. The logs were from The Range at £5.99 each and I only had to buy 5 – I got 7 free rolls because my friend let me go. They’re leftovers from her garden. That was the beginning of my motivation to start gardening – get these freebies!
“Fence paint comes from B&Q and costs £24 a tin. I used two large tins. I also checked out the Facebook Marketplace and found some great deals there. I chose a barbecue for £30 and a sunbed for £50.
“Other costs associated with two rolls of black earth to go under the stones were £10.50 each, and I also paid £60 for someone to take away all the topsoil I dug up. . Overall I paid under £500 – I saved that much and I didn’t go over budget! ”
Tom Church, Co-Founder of LatestDeals.co.uk, said: “Well, Lynda should be really proud of her work here. It’s lush! The labor process sounds tough but she got through it so she got through it.
“Her garden is now a great space to sit outside and certainly an inspiration to others!
“Getting free plants from her dad moving house is a great tip to save money – after all, if you’re going to move house, why give up years of hard work from your old garden?
“Furthermore, with the average cost of bedspreads being around £10 for a pack of 2 to 6, and yard plants costing between £20 and £200, it’s easy to bill. up to hundreds.
“Avoid leaving that investment behind by taking your plants with you — or giving them to someone else.”
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