Lately we have been working on landscaping our house for as little expense as possible. This is the resulting flower beds by our front steps. The tiers are made from free pallet board that I got from work for free. The wood-chip mulch was picked up from our local landfill for free. The only real expense was the screws to hold the wood together. The rocks were all cleared out of a cornfield. The plants were mostly extras from my mother’s gardens.