Spruce up your patio without spending a lot of money


HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — It’s easy to take a trip to the garden shop and see a bunch of things you think you need for your yard. It can get expensive fast which is why News 8 asked the experts how you can get the same job done for not a lot of money.

Spring is here and maybe it’s time to add a pop of color to your life. Depending how far you want to go, sprucing up outside can get expensive.

Shawn Quinn, the merchandising manager at the Hamden Home Depot says there are shortcuts to make your home feel welcome without draining your money.

“If you’re talking about a patio set, you can be saving hundreds of dollars by redoing your own or adding new cushions, as opposed to buying a brand new set,” Quinn said.

Colorful cushions, pillows or decorative lanterns are a fun way to personalize your space on the cheap. Or a simple string of lights can brighten up your patio.

If you can “do-it-yourself,” re-staining or painting furniture can make your old stuff look new. Of course there are flowers.

“We have plants as cheap as $5, $6, so wherever you want to go, you can kind of start,” Quinn added.

Experts are on hand to help you pick the right ones for your home and needs. A little mulch and plants can add that curb appeal you’re looking for if you’re selling your home. Be sure to ask about garden clubs that can save you more money in the long-run.

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