5 ways to get landscaping supplies on a budget

5 ways to get landscaping supplies on a budget

5 ways to get landscaping supplies on a budget

Are you working on a landscaping project and are looking for more materials but you’re on a tight budget? Then this video is for you!

Here’s 5 ways you can minimize your expenses while working on your projects:
1. Use buy and sell websites and local groups to find items for free or cheap.
2. Buy in bulk from a landscaping supplies store. Split with a friend if necessary.
3. Watch out for renovators – they might want to dispose of a lot of their materials quickly, which mostly means free stuff!
4. Look at garage sales – each one is different, and you’ll probably find a gem!
5. Spring cleaning drive – some local councils set an annual collection date. Like garage sales, these always vary every year and you might find some interesting stuff.

And of course, there’s also bonus tips from Kai of The 24K Life. Kai talks about other ways where you can gather building materials and save a lot in the process.

1. Look for scraps from construction – do this after the framing process as they won’t have use for them anymore. A good way to tell is if you see the windows, doors, and roof installed. Ask the crew at the end of the work day as they are packing up and ask for scraps.
2. Look for wooden pallets from industrial areas, and distribution centres. You’ll have better luck with smaller distributors, particularly local ones.
Some pallets are marked, which indicates how they are treated. Look for HT (heat-treated) or KD (kiln-dried). Avoid MB (Methyl-bromide fumigation).
3. Look for pallets from Home Depot, Bunnings, or any big box store. They might also have a bin with scrap lumber (marked with purple dot or similar). These are typically discounted between 70-90%.

For more minimalism tips, check out his channel The 24K Life at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCjPgAdWubRlK6mT8SeFvZw

If you’re in Melbourne, Australia, you can buy landscaping supplies in bulk from SoilWorx. I highly recommend them, and I’m not just saying that because they sponsor me. I’ve been buying from them long before the sponsorship!
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13 Comments

  1. Lady Bella on December 17, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Great collab, definitely make more budget videos like this!

  2. Treasures of Plantz on December 17, 2021 at 1:24 pm

    Super πŸ†’. One of my sister is always finding free stuff through adds or driving to work and picking up the kids from school. She is so lucky πŸ€ really good ideas πŸ’‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ thanks

  3. CrazyCactusCollector on December 17, 2021 at 1:39 pm

    Great video πŸ™‚ I just put gravel stones on a local fb site yesterday as doing up the garden(having decking instead of the stones) and wow quite a few people were interested which like you say is great, I get the garden cleared and someone else saves money and can recycle the the stones πŸ™‚

  4. VogelKonigin on December 17, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    We built an entire chicken coop using discounted wood at home depot! Only had to buy the chicken wire for full price which was still only about $20 and we have plenty left for other projects.

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  6. VogelKonigin on December 17, 2021 at 1:50 pm

    Great video! I came here from Terra tinkerings channel and i have subscribed to you! You explain things so well.

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  8. Ed on December 17, 2021 at 1:52 pm

    You think it’s hard landscaping in the city? Try it in the country…Every time I landscape something, the animals eat every blasted thing. Now that’s expensive….

  9. Wolfeboro Hoops on December 17, 2021 at 2:03 pm

    Do home Depot employees get a discount? I know more about the plants then they do at this point! πŸ™‚

  10. Christina Eilers on December 17, 2021 at 2:08 pm

    Clever tips!

  11. Shasta Kennon on December 17, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    Great to see that… I made it too. Plans from woodprix helped me a lot πŸ™‚

  12. Nilza Suculentas na Holanda on December 17, 2021 at 2:14 pm

    First ha. Where are you SucculentPH? I am the one this time hahahahaha

  13. Kai Andrew on December 17, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    Woohoo! So glad to have done another collab, Chuck! Hope this info helps out your viewers on their next project. πŸ™‚

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