19 Gardening Shortcuts That Save Time and Money (1/19)

There's no getting around it-maintaining a beautiful garden is a lot of hard work. But you can labour more efficiently-and put less strain on the pursestrings-with these brilliant gardening shortcuts.

1. Start Your Garden With Good SoilPhoto: ShutterStock

1. Start Your Garden With Good Soil

Work in compost, manure or dried peat moss for nutrient-rich planting beds. Amended soil is lighter, drains well, makes for easy weeding and allows roots to establish themselves more quickly.

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