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  #1  
October 9th, 2007, 06:03 PM
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I started to landscape my yard finally. Here are the before and after photos (below will be the savings )

Before


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OOP: $0

Thanks to MyPoints I was able to buy $48.52 worth of mulch.
It is not groceries but I am excited that I finally was able to do it and my yard looks 10X better.
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October 9th, 2007, 06:06 PM
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I need to try and do something with the tiny front yard we have. Good job.
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October 9th, 2007, 06:06 PM
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Oh, yeah! I DO see the difference it makes. I think it makes the yard look cozy and more homey. And you gotta love free mulch.
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October 9th, 2007, 06:11 PM
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Cool! I bet it was a good workout too!
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October 9th, 2007, 07:41 PM
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Score on the freebies!

My one and only frugal landscaping idea is to shop for flowers right now. I know it sounds crazy, but you can get them on super clearance, don't worry about them looking pretty now. Just look for hardy bulb based plants that will survive well through the winter. Then, they'll come up in the spring like magic for nearly nothing. B)

The yard looks fantastic, btw!
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October 9th, 2007, 07:47 PM
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Yay!!!!! Can't beat free!!!
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October 10th, 2007, 05:49 AM
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Cool! I bet it was a good workout too![/b]
That it was, I am feeling it this morning

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Score on the freebies!

My one and only frugal landscaping idea is to shop for flowers right now. I know it sounds crazy, but you can get them on super clearance, don't worry about them looking pretty now. Just look for hardy bulb based plants that will survive well through the winter. Then, they'll come up in the spring like magic for nearly nothing. B)

The yard looks fantastic, btw![/b]
I never thought of that. Thanks that is a great idea.
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October 10th, 2007, 05:55 AM
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Nice yard!

My husband does all the yard stuff... I kill plants. My peppers are the only thing I've ever grown successfully, and I'm sure they would not have survived if he hadn't been out watering his plants and watered those as well. LOL
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October 10th, 2007, 06:01 AM
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My husband does all the yard stuff... I kill plants. My peppers are the only thing I've ever grown successfully, and I'm sure they would not have survived if he hadn't been out watering his plants and watered those as well. LOL[/b]
I am going to try the whole garden thing. I have a greenhouse that was here when we bought the house that I have never used. So that is my next project. I just need to clean it up first.

What kind of peppers do you grow? I want to do both bell peppers and jalapeno.
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October 10th, 2007, 06:25 AM
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I was too <strike>cheap</strike>... er... frugal to buy a bell pepper to grow. I got a cheap red frying pepper, dried the seeds, and then germinated them in a moist paper towel. We planted the sprouts, and they've done great ever since. I think the pepper cost me like .20, and it's produced lots of offspring! The top soil was the cheap 1.00 stuff, so that didn't cost much. I think I'll splurge for the bell next time--even though they're a lot more money... getting this many peppers out of the one make up for getting a more costly pepper to start with.

The only thing that you need to be aware of (I wasn't--my grandmother told me!!) is that you have to buy a red pepper. Green peppers are red peppers that aren't fully matured! I had no idea... but because of that, they don't have mature seeds that can produce.
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October 10th, 2007, 06:44 AM
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I did not know that either. Thanks again for the info. I am going to see if MyPoints will pay for my garden stuff too I love that site.
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October 10th, 2007, 07:06 AM
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What about yellow bells? I love those. I want to grow bell peppers when we move. I think I might buy a packet of seeds though, since i'm a novice.
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October 10th, 2007, 11:27 AM
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My frugal landscaping? don't have a yard. hah. We rent an appt so we're kinda stuck. I do have a few dead potted plants outside though. Maybe I should get a big ppot and put some pretty flowers in it....something!
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