Texas Cooperative Extension,
Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

June, 2004

Stretching Your Garden Dollar

by Ted Fisher, CEA Retired

Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)
Young containerized specimen of Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)

Many Texas home owners are unfamiliar with the art and technique of gardening, and spend needless dollars each year on landscaping. Although dollars spent on landscaping can pay big dividends, the trick is to stretch those dollars and make the most of the money invested. Here are some money-saving dollar-stretching suggestions for you to consider: