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Gardening

Creating and tending to your gardens can be relaxing and peaceful. You can also try out new plants, floral designs and ornaments each year giving you access to easily change up your outdoor surroundings.

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Gardening is a labor of love, but it can be much easier if you have the right tools and supplies.  Keep reading to find out the best gardening tools to get you prepared for the gardening season.

Shovel

If you are planting flowers, trees, shrubs, bushes or seeds you are going to need a shovel. Shovels are available in a wide variety of sizes, some being small handheld shovels and others are meant for digging down deep. You may want to invest in a few different shovels for your garden so that you have the right size for all of your gardening needs. Most garden shovels are made with a metal, plastic, wood or composite.

Shears

Gardening shears can allow you to easily trim and shape your bushes, trees, hedges and other plants.  By tending to your plants and shrubs with shears you yard will look neat and well kept. Gardening shears can be used to cut fresh flowers and plants from the garden so that you can enjoy beautiful floral arrangements. Gardening shears come in many sizes with different sized jaws and handles. Some gardening shears are meant to be operated with one hand so be sure to choose right or left-handed depending on what hand you primarily use.

Soil

If you want your plants and flowers to grow big and full you need to use nutrient rich soil.  There are many different types of soil to choose from, but look for blends that are nutrient rich. You should also buy the appropriate soil for what you are planting.  There are soil blends for flowers, tropical plants, vegetables and more. You can also invest in all-purpose mixes which often offer moisture-control and nutrient rich blends.

Hose

A gardening hose can make keeping all your plants hydrated and healthy easy. Garden hoses are available in many different lengths including 25, 50 and 100 foot options. Garden hoses are also available with different hose diameters including 1 to 3 inches. You can also add various garden hose heads to change up the flow and pressure of the water being released. You may also want to invest in a sprinkler head so that you can water your lawn or garden without having to do so manually.

Ornaments

Decorative ornaments can add personality and flare to your garden.  You can choose from cement bird baths, bird feeders, classic gnomes, statutes, windmills and more to add your own personal touches to your garden. Make sure to select materials that with withstand the rain and sun so that they will look good year after year.

Flowers

Once you have prepped your garden by removing weeds and adding fresh soil you can start to plant. Choose flowers with bright colors for a cheery look. Look at what type of climate and environment in each type of flower and plant will thrive in so that you will get the best results. Make sure to water and feed your flowers regularly so that they will look good all season long.

Your garden is a place where you get to be creative and work with nature. You can spend many relaxing hours in the gardening tending to it and enjoying its beauty. Make sure to carefully put away all of your gardening tools so that they will be in good condition in the years to come.

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