3 Things To Buy If You're Starting A Garden

Posted on Aug 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

3 Things To Buy If You're Starting A Garden | The Experienced Gardener

Gardening is a great hobby. There are so many benefits to gardening that you might not even realize at first. First of all, depending on what you decide to plant, you’ll reap a harvest of either spices, veggies or lovely flowers that all have practical uses in your home. Second of all, gardening teaches you to have patience and diligence and can be incredibly character building. Gardening can also help you relax and give you more time for yourself. When you successfully grow and care for your garden, you’ll get an immense level of satisfaction and pride in your perseverance. Another great benefit of having a garden is that if you have children, you can teach them a useful life skill and give them a fun way to spend time outside.

If you’ve decided to start a garden, there are a few things you should buy in order to get a proper foundation built. Investing in these things will increase your odds of having a successful garden for years to come.

Professional Guidance

One thing that will definitely benefit your garden, especially if you’re working with a medium to large sized space, is the guidance of a professional landscaper. There are several things that a professional landscaper can do for you. If you have a huge blank space to work with, a landscaper can help you plan out which types of plants to use in each area, in order for them to have the best chance of thriving. Secondly, a gardener can go through each species of plant and explain to you how to care for it, and give you tips that they’ve learned over the years.

Watering Tools

Watering your plants properly is one of the most important aspects of keeping your garden healthy. The amount of water that you should use depends on both the species of plant, and the environment you live in. For more information about how much water you should be giving your garden, check out our blog here.

There are products on the market that make it much easier to water your garden evenly. Hose attachments can turn a difficult to distribute water stream into a wide-reaching, mist type spray that you can control much easier. If you don’t have a hose, or just want an easier way to measure the amount of water that you’re using, you can actually purchase a portable hose, that comes with a bucket so that you can control the amount you’re distributing.

Fertilizer and Nutrients

The other important element of gardening is making sure that your plants have the nutrients they need to grow. You can buy many different types of fertilizer from your local hardware or gardening store. Do your research before you head to the store, so that you can make sure you’re getting the best kind for your specific plants. If you hire a professional to help you, they’ll be able to point you in the right direction. Pay close attention to how your plants react to the fertilizer, and if they don’t react well, stop using it immediately.

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Topics: San Joaquin Valley, General Info, Gardens