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New Windows: They Saved My Bank Account

I have to admit that I am very frugal, but I have to be with my large family. When heating and air-conditioning bills were just becoming too much to bear, I finally caved in and bought new windows that I was told were more energy-efficient. They weren't as expensive as I thought they would be, which was great news. I had them installed just before winter began, and I received the lowest heating bill for the month of November that I had received in years! I was so happy that I had those windows installed, especially after being so hesitant to spend the cash on them. I created this blog to help other frugal people like me realize that sometimes spending money on home improvements really does pay off in the long run! I am now looking into new home insulation to save even more cash!


New Windows: They Saved My Bank Account

3 Ideas For Affordable Landscaping Paths That Blend Into Their Natural Surroundings

by Michelle Davidson

If you want to have landscaping paths that blend into the natural surroundings, there are many different choices of materials. This can include things like natural stones, brick paves with texture and bark. Mulch can even be a good natural ground cover for garden paths around your home. Materials for these projects can be expensive, but there are affordable options like precast stone and synthetic pavers:

1. Bark, Mulch, And Natural Ground Covers For Your Paths

Natural materials like bark and mulch can be a great solution for your paths. If you have had a tree removed or pruned, you can  chip this material for this purpose. Another option is to check with the local waste management service to see if they have free mulch available. If you do use these materials, it is a good idea to treat them regularly for insects. You may also have to replace the material as it deteriorates naturally over time.

2. A More Affordable Solution With Precast Stone Pavers

A more affordable solution that you may want to consider for the look of stone is precast stone pavers. These materials have a natural look and come in a variety of different sizes and colors. In addition to pavers, you can talk with the dealer about synthetic stones for some of the features in your garden to match your new paths. Precast stone can also be used as a landscaping cover in areas where grass or plants do not grow well. If there are natural stone features in your landscaping, look for a precast paver with a color that closely matches the existing natural stone.

3. Give Your Paths A Natural Look With Synthetic Pavers And Lumber Materials

Your paths can also have a natural look using synthetic pavers. These materials are made from recycled plastics and rubber. Synthetic pavers can be an affordable option to other materials and a good solution for other areas like patios. In addition to pavers, composite lumber can also be a good choice for materials that blend in naturally with the surroundings. You may want to choose a material with a color and style that match trees and plants in your landscaping. If you use one of the composite lumber paver systems, it will also be able to change the path if you want to later.

There are some of the options that you may want to consider for affordable landscaping paths. If you want to add garden paths to your landscaping that blend in with the natural surroundings, contact a precast stone paver service to help with your project.