Rake in Savings on Backyard Renovations -- Savings Experiment


While the temperatures are dropping and the leaves are falling, autumn is actually is great time to work on your yard. Whether you're just looking to boost the aesthetics of your landscaping, or want to do some construction, there are deals to be had.

When the weather is brisk, home improvement stores like Lowe's, Home Depot and even Walmart are great places to get discounts on your gardening and landscaping needs. Seasonal sales can amount to deals on potting soil, gardening tools, plants, bushes and more. Just be sure to get your shrubs in the ground before it's too cold.

Some projects, however, are too big to handle alone. If you're interested in a new patio or weatherization work, fall is a good time to seek out lower prices from contractors, which is commonly known as an "off-season" discount.

According to This Old House magazine, contractors are known to offer lower rates in order to compete for work in the colder months. You can still cash in on this discount now, even if you're planning to start construction during better weather.

So, if you want to spruce up your backyard, now is the time to do it. Using these tips, you'll be able to save on home improvements that will last for seasons to come.

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