The sun is shining brightly and the smell of possibility is in the air. Here you are, and it’s summertime — the warmth brings you outside and you notice there’s room for improvement on your property. Summer landscaping projects are a fun way to spruce up your yard and mobile home. They can also bring family members together to bond over a common project.
But it’s one thing to notice the potential, set a vision, then accomplish that vision — it’s another to be able to afford the vision in the first place! If lack of funds is holding you back from reaching your dreams, no worries. Impossibilities vanish with a little time and effort on your part.
Funding tips for summer landscaping
To help propel you toward success, we’re providing you with the top tips for funding your mobile home summer landscaping projects. A little hard work never hurt anyone. We’re all about the hustle it takes to make dreams come true. Whether you’re looking to add a deck, mulch your garden space, or create a completely new look, we trust these funding tips will help.
Create and implement savings goals
First of all, summer’s not over yet (not nearly). Depending on the size and cost of the project, you may have time to set up a savings plan to get rolling before summer comes to an end.
Use second-hand items and do it yourself
If you’re strapped for cash, take heart. It may not be as big of a problem as you think. Take a step back and examine your supply and labor needs. Can you work with second-hand items? Can you take your time to scour local marketplaces for used items you can spruce up for your landscaping efforts? And how about labor — instead of hiring others, is this something you can do yourself?
If you have a friend or family member that can help with heavy-lifting, see if you can make an afternoon of it by roping them into the project too. Then fire up the grill and treat yourselves to a great outdoor meal when the work is finished.
Sometimes adjustments to your plans – like buying used or recruiting friends instead of paying professionals – make the project more feasible and easier on the wallet!
Now let’s talk about landscaping loans. Maybe you didn’t know there was such a thing as a landscaping loan. But actually, there is.
There’s a benefit to tapping into a landscaping loan. It will help you see your dream become reality, and you can chip away at payments after the job is done! There’s no need to wait once you find yourself approved. Fast funding is good for those eager to get their engines started.
If you’re good at paying off bills in a timely manner, a landscaping loan could be a good fit! Tacking on another monthly payment may not be a good idea if you’re struggling to make ends meet. We suggest talking to a financial advisor or mentor before moving forward if you’re unsure whether a landscaping loan is right for you.
Put it on a credit card
Alternatively, you can put your mobile home summer landscaping projects on a credit card. Before you jump on this tip, carefully plan your projects and give yourself a budget to work with. Take note of interest. (Perhaps you can get a new credit card with zero interest for the next several months? If so, consider a self-imposed payment plan to get the card paid off within that time frame.)
Putting the expenses on a credit card could be the easy way for you to get rolling on your summer landscaping projects.
Borrow from a trusted friend or family member
As a final option on our list of top tips for funding your summer landscaping projects, see if you can borrow from a trusted friend or relative. Note this is not our top tip — if you’re not going to be on top of sending payments, this is not a good idea. It’s not worth the strain that late payments could place on your relationships. But if you’ve already built rapport by paying off previous loans, it could be a great option.
Maybe now is not the time
Another thought to consider is that perhaps it’s not your time to roll out dream landscaping projects around your mobile home. That’s OK. Be patient with yourself. Perhaps it’s time to dig into a savings plan for next summer and whittle away at projects that require little in the way of expenses.
Big changes don’t happen overnight
There you have it — top tips for funding your summer landscaping projects. Have fun. And don’t forget to hydrate and put on some sunscreen!
And since we’re already over a week into summer, be sure to take a look at these 8 easy ways to spend more time outside your mobile home this season.