Make a Garden for Your Chicago New Home to Save Money

June 14, 2012

Use the land around your Chicago new home to garden and save moneyAs an owner of a Chicago new home, there’s a lot you can do with your yard to help

save money and allow you to eat healthier. All it takes is a few materials, time and some yard space. Teri Cettina explains all about what you need in the Equifax Finance Blog article, “

Start Your Own Veggie and Herb Garden.”

It’s important to find out about your yard’s location, such as what kind of soil and sunlight your yard gets. Don’t be afraid to talk to other gardeners to learn some great crops for your specific area’s sun, rain and earth acidity.

With that and a little work in hand, you can easily track your return on investment to see how much the total cost of your gardening compares to the prices at your local supermarket. On top of that, you can truly taste the fruit and vegetables of your savings, something you usually can’t do with budgeting. This home grown deliciousness is as organic as it gets, and it’s easy to support the farm-to-table movement when the farm is in your own yard.

For more personal finance advice, from how to best save for

retirement to how to save money every day, check out the Equifax Finance Blog.

About The Author

Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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