If you think about it, backyard is nothing more than an empty lot waiting to be utilized. Truth be told, most of us will see it as a space where you can have a lot of fun as you already have all the necessary things within your home. But, what if I told you there are ways to utilize your backyard to save money?
There are some really amazing ideas for your backyard that are not only great for your household but they are also very economic. Let’s check them out.
1. Solar panels
Solar panels are not the future; they are the present! For a while now, they were rather expensive and only a handful of homeowners were able to afford them. Nowadays, they became really cheap and it would be foolish to miss on this opportunity. A lot of governments all over the world are giving subsidies and are using other methods to stimulate people to buy them. This is not an economic trick; this comes from real need to conserve energy and save the planet. Although most people put solar panels on their roof (as it has the best access to the Sun) you can also place them in backyard as it allows much more panels to be placed.
Chemical companies are making a lot of money on fertilizers and other gardening products. But, there is no real need for you to buy those products. In fact, you can quite easily create your own fertilizers. All you have to do is keep all your organic matters. Then, create an empty area where you can dump them. Leave them be so they decompose creating a cohesive mass. Afterwards, all this bio matter can be utilized as a fertilizer without you spending a dime.
3. Water tank
Water barrels were popular for a long time. They have a simple concept where you put a barrel under your roof and wait for rainwater to pour down into it. Given its practicality, it was only a matter of time until people found a new, technologically advanced concept. Water tanks are relatively new form of water barrels. They are submerged into ground and as barrels, rainwater pours into them. This is where similarity stops. While barrels require a person to manage them and take water out of them, tanks are completely autonomous. They have rainwater tank pumps that are able to distribute water from tank to pipes and ultimately, your home. During this process, water is filtrated and if needed, warmed up. So, when you turn on the sink, you will get the same quality of water which you could’ve gotten from a local water supplier.
4. Planting a food garden
When we say “planting a food garden” we refer to both fruit and vegetables. Same as barrels, this was a solution that was used for centuries. However, in last couple of decades, homeowners wrongfully neglected it choosing to utilize their backyards in a fun manner. Changes in global climate and potential food shortage in future forced us to rethink our strategy. This way of thinking was further bolstered by the recent economic crisis that forced many families to manage on a low budget. With food and vegetable garden you are able to save so much money. On top of it all, you always know that the food you’re eating is healthy and unprocessed. If you implement other solutions from this article (such as water tank, solar panels and compost) having a garden becomes that much easier and cheaper and it would be a real shame if you wouldn’t do it.