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5 Frugal Things – Free Garden Soil, Inexpensive Date Night and MORE!

by ~ Texas Homesteader ~ 

This week gave me plenty of opportunities to stretch my frugal muscle. Everything from thinking outside the box for free repairs, an inexpensive date night idea, free garden soil and more.

Come see the 5 frugal things we did to save money this week. 

Come see this week's 5 frugal things to save money. #TexasHomesteader

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A Simple Dragonfly Rock Art Project For The Garden

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I made a large dragonfly rock art accent feature for my pollinator garden using graduating-sized round stones for the body and a piece of flagstone cut for the wings.

This rock art really adds some pop and visual interest to my landscape and honors my mother, a Texas Master Naturalist. (The dragonfly is the Texas chapter logo)

Dragonfly rock art made of round and flagstone rocks Master Naturalist logo. #TexasHomesteader

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Where I Found The Best Raised Garden Bed

by Texas Homesteader ~

Raised bed gardening has been popular for years. But these days it seems all the rage! The benefits of raised beds are many. The increased height makes it easier to maintain and harvest from your garden. And it’s easier to keep that soil uncompacted & well balanced. Better soils make for a better harvest!

Building a better raised bed - Hopkins Hidden Homestead. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make Your Own Fertile Soil For Garden Beds

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

It’s super easy & very cheap to build larger amounts of garden soil the lazy gardener way. I’m using a combination of natural methods, blending both Hügelkultur and lasagna sheet mulching methods for my raised beds.

The benefits are many including reduced costs to build beds, reduced effort to maintain beds and much increased soil fertility and drought resistance. Don’t worry, it’s EASY!

Make your own garden soil hugelkultur sheet mulching raised beds eco friendly #TexasHomesteader

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