With schools finished for the summer many parents are looking for cost effective ways to entertain their children. Gardening together is a great way to spend quality time as a family while also shaping a beautiful space to entertain many more memories for years to come.
Starting a new garden project can be expensive, but there are some cost saving things you can do in the garden as a family to help keep the costs down. Using homemade compost or collecting rainwater will massively decrease your spend in the long run. We have a wide range of water butts and composters perfect for any size garden and budget.
Along with saving you money, homemade compost keeps harmful chemicals away from your garden, while also being nutrient dense and helping to reduce food waste. With all the added benefits, it’s sure to make your plants absolutely flourish. If you’re interested in introducing your children to gardening, having a composter is a great way to do it. It can help to develop a love for nature alongside teaching them about the scientific process of decomposition, they will be amazed as they watch their food scraps become compost.
Our Bokashi Bin 18L Composter -Starter Kit Twin Pack is ideal for home owners with small gardens looking to make a big difference. It’s perfect for people keen to start gardening, as well as being suitable for children wanting to help with the process. We also offer composters for people with a larger budget. For example our 600 Litres Eco King Composter which comes in 2 colours to ensure it can be tastefully incorporated into any style of garden.
By investing in a water butt you will not only save on your water bill, but your plants will benefit as well! Rainwater collected in a water butt is pure, organic, and unprocessed meaning the Ph level is better suited for your plants, leading to healthier plants. Having your own supply of water means you no longer have to worry about using drinking water to irrigate your garden, ensuring you can easily nurture plants throughout the hotter months. Children will also love looking after their own plants using their own collected rainwater. It’s an amazing educational opportunity that will fuel an admiration for biology, setting them up for a lifelong love for plants.
Our 100 Litre Water Butt Set is a smaller, space efficient water butt; ideal for people short on space but big on being eco-friendly. We also have decorative water butts, guaranteed to uplift any space. The Garantia Antique Amphora Water Butt and Planter will add a Mediterranean feel to your garden and, with an added planter on top, it’s sure to brighten even the dullest of gardens.
The summer months typically offer the perfect weather conditions for gardens to thrive, why not grab this chance and begin your gardening journey as a family now?
Written by Katie, Work Experience Student