Whether you have a few pots in the window sill or an entire garden in your big back yard, there are huge advantages to taking care of growing plants. Everyone who loves to garden will tell you all about how great it feels to tend living things, the sense of accomplishment that they get from watching seeds grow into sprouts and then into big, beautiful plants. Whether you are growing flowers or your own herb or vegetable garden, gardening is a great form of exercise that gets you moving, lifting and bending in a gentle routine that will keep you healthier and happier for years to come. Not only that, but you and your family can enjoy the fruits of your labor, whether that’s flower plants, delicious herbs or tasty produce that comes right from your own soil. If gardening is something you know you will enjoy, it’s never too late to get started! Here, we’ll take a look at some of the basic gardening supplies you need to get a great start.
First and foremost, you need quality seeds or plants and soil. Start by deciding what kinds of plants you would like to grow and do a little research about what will grow well in your climate and in the space you have allotted. The best way to do that is by going to your favorite local nursery or by going online and chatting with fellow gardeners. Once you know the kinds of plants you’ll be growing, you can decide on the perfect soil to help those plants thrive. Next, decide where your plants will be growing; are they going to live indoors in pots, outside in the ground or outside in planters or raised beds? Investing in quality planters will ensure that your plants have a good place to grow for many seasons.
Now that you know what you’ll be planting and where, you can start investing in the tools that will help to make your experience great. Tools are vital to a dedicated gardener, and should include trowels, rakes, weeders, pruners and more. Be sure to consider how you will need to both prepare your garden and what you will need to do to maintain it. Your comfort is key, so be sure to invest in the ergonomic tools that will last you for seasons to come. Gardening is a great hobby for any age, so don’t be scared to start!