-First, get the Zen Garden and water the plants until they do not need anything else. Advance the system date ahead so the plants need water again. Purchase new plants, grow them to full size, then sell them. Repeat this to make lots of money. Note: You can also use this trick when you have to get Marigolds in Crazy Dave's shop when they are out of stock.
-Set up your defenses around the slot machine by setting one row of walnuts on the right side, one or two rows of sunflowers on the left, and filling everything else with pea and ice pea shooters. Protect the lawn mowers as each is worth a Gold Coin at the end of the game. Stop collecting sun at around 1,900 sun points. At this point, the garden should be full andgetting the extra 100 points to win should be simple. Just collect enough sun to offset the slot machine while keeping the slot machine spinning. It will randomly drop one or three gems. If the zombies get close to the mowers, end the game and collect the sun lying on the field.
-To make Walnut Bowling more profitable, make sure to protect the lawnmowers as each one is worth one gold coin ($250). Line up shots off the front runner. After the first zombie is hit, every additional zombie strike generates coins. Put front runners where there aren't any yet .Pole vaulting zombies run fast until they vault over a nut, and the newspaper zombies run faster after getting the paper destroyed by a nut. Allow them to run a short distance down the lawn before sending a nut their way. When there are multiple zombies ambling down the lawn without a clear ricochet shot, wait some time to see if more of them will step out to play. They can most likely be killed once they cross the red line. Don't forget how many nuts it takes to kill a zombie; this is important when they cross the red line. Use one nut for regular zombies, three for bucket wearing zombies, and two for the rest. Keep the exploding nuts in hand and don't use them unless a mob crosses the line or there are not enough nuts or room to clear out a strong zombie. Use regular walnuts on zombies that have not reached the red line. Do not use exploding nuts to kill pole vaulting zombies directly since pole vaulting zombies only jump obstacles in their own lane. A pole vaulting zombie who has not vaulted yet will jump over explosions or nuts unharmed in their own lane. Find a zombie in the next lane and time the nut to hit when the pole vaulting zombie gets close to the zombie.