Janie’s Gardening Tips and Tools for a Beautiful Productive Garden

Janie’s Gardening Tips and Tools for a Beautiful Productive Garden


Garden tools in basketWhether you are a garden enthusiast, or a novice just starting out, getting the best quality gardening supplies and the right equipment should be at the top of your list to make your job easier.

After all, if you are going to spend your leisure time in the garden then you want to be rewarded for the effort.

When we talk about gardens we are not just concerned with the outdoors, you can create fabulous gardens indoors too. So if you are living in an apartment or have no outdoor area, don’t despair because there are lots of gardening supplies which are designed especially for indoors and also for balconies.

There are many different categories of gardening supplies. The first things that might spring to mind are the plants themselves which can fall into the categories of trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables or fruit. These can be grown from seed, purchased as seedlings or plants or, if you are lucky, given to you as a cutting from a friend or neighbor. Of course they may already be growing in your garden and just require a little care and attention.

DIY compost

Make your own compost from garden waste like weeds and leaves.

If you are planning an indoor garden, you can’t use soil from outside your home since this usually lacks the nutrients needed by indoor plants so you will probably need a special type of soil or potting mix.

If you have an outdoor garden your gardening supplies may include fertilizer, which plants require to provide essential nutrients for growth, and mulch to retain moisture and reduce weeds.

We can show you how to make your own compost which will greatly benefit your plants. It will also save you from having to buy bags of fertilizer, peat moss and soil conditioner. You can also build your own worm farm and add the worm castings to further enhance your garden soil.

If you want to try growing without soil then add a hydroponic system to your gardening supplies list, this is particularly good for growing herbs and vegetables. Your hydroponic system can be as elaborate or simple as you like. When tending the garden, you may want to use protective clothing like gloves to protect your hands from such things as cold, dirt and thorns.

Other gardening supplies you may use are hand tools such as spades, trowels, hoes, cultivators, hedge clippers and power tools like lawn mowers and tillers.

Your gardening supplies may also include pest control products. Pests in the garden include birds, squirrels, racoons, insects and bugs. According to EarthEasy,

Each year North American homes use approximately 136 million pounds of pesticides on lawns and gardens” however we need not use harsh and dangerous chemicals these days. There are all natural and organic compounds available that are made with safe and harmless ingredients from nature.

Your plants, whether indoors or outdoors, will need water to survive. For an outdoor garden, the frequency of watering depends on the weather; if your area is hot then it is best that you water your garden daily. Your gardening supplies may include a hose, watering can or water tank. If you are growing plants in pots you may need to check them daily as containers tend to dry out quickly.

Soaker systems are a favorite of vegetable gardeners. They deliver water directly to the plant’s roots to keep the soil evenly moist and prevent evaporation.

Your garden may also have an area of lawn and in that case there are other gardening supplies which are required. The mower may be the most expensive item but other items that you might find useful include an aerator, weeder, edger and lawn rake.

If you live in a cold area or want to grow vegetables and plants all year long then you should consider buying a greenhouse. There are many gardening supplies available for the greenhouse including benches, thermometers, ventilation and propagation tools.

Of course having a garden does not mean that you have to work in it all the time, you can use it for relaxation. Don’t forget to add to your gardening supplies list some comfortable furniture with a water feature nearby, a gazebo in your favorite corner or how about a backyard pool for when you want to cool off?

There are gardening supplies available for whatever type of garden you desire and we will show you some of the best places to find them online. Now is the time to start your garden and most of all, enjoy yourselves!

girl enjoying her garden

Take time to smell the flowers!

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