Think about the long term
Charlie finished with some vital advice for anyone looking to landscape their garden – don’t buy the cheap stuff just to save some money today, as you’ll pay for it down the line.
“It’s like a building, but everything has to put up with the sun or the weather,’ Charlie said, ‘You must buy good quality fixtures and fittings. You forget about the budget and look at the quality.”
It might seem like strange advice when giving money saving tips – but it will save you in the long term. If you buy a cheap irrigation system, poor quality timber and bargain décor items, they won’t last anywhere near as long as high-quality items. Eventually, you’ll be out of pocket more when you try to replace everything that is broken or malfunctioning.
In particular, Charlie says that one of the more important investments is your paving finishes. “Paving has to put up with a lot of a lot of weather and a lot of water flowing over it – this is one area where I say the best quality you can afford is the only way to go.”