Want to landscape your yard for free? Or at least close to it? Craigslist has a “Free” section that’s updated on a daily basis. Free stuff goes quickly, but certain items hang around a little longer, like trees, dirt, mulch, and the like.
What’s the catch?
You often need to dig up the item and haul it away. When it comes to landscaping, the items are often large, cumbersome, and heavy. For example, in my area palm trees are available quite often. However, digging up a full-grown palm tree can be challenging and hauling it away even more so. But, there are some great finds like…
- Mulch and wood chips
- Dirt, dirt, and more dirt
- Plants like Juniper Mistletoe, Jade, Golden Daisies, Onions, Bamboo, etc.
- Masonry, tile, bricks, and broken concrete
- Trees (often mature trees that are in someone’s way)
The trick to getting Craigslist free stuff is to jump on it that same day. Though some trees and difficult to move items may linger, the sooner you contact the listing, the better your chances of getting the item you want. Design that garden you’ve always wanted for less!
Have you taken advantage of free stuff on Craigslist?