Floral garden beds add pleasure and joy to your outdoor landscaping experience, especially if you have a green thumb. Gardens are not only for hosting garden plants and floral but can provide food for the whole family to enjoy. Why go to the grocery store when you can grow your own produce and herbs right from the comfort of your backyard. Agricultural concepts have been passed down from generation to generation, ancestors have shared their wisdom on how to eat off the land you owned, and you could be proud of. It is easier than you think, if you never had the chance to experience wisdom being passed down, not to worry, here are the top 3 landscaping supplies for an at home garden to get you started.
Gardening tools, the basics are perfect to start with if you are a beginner and want to maintain a garden bed.
Your basic gardening tool can include:
- Gardening gloves, a kneeler (usually a cushion or foam piece to support your knees and joints) a trowel
- a weed removal tool
- a rake
- a garden spade or shovel
- pruning shear
- gardening knife and/or scissors
- wheel barrel or trolley
Tools make life so much easier when transferring/inputting garden plants, moving stone accents or heavy items such as bags of mulch and soil.
Naturally, soil is needed to effectively grow anything, but the correct soil is needed to ensure your garden will grow and ultimately flourish. Using topsoil, planting soil and compost will provide nutrients and minerals but also supply water to keep gardening plants healthy. Planting soil, 50/50 mix which is the perfect mix of shredded topsoil and organic content required for excellent planting. Ask a landscaping professional or garden expert to guide you in finding the specific soil needed for your gardening requirements. Be sure to mention what type of garden you have decided on planting.
Raised Garden Bed
A raised garden bed is a great option, traditionally using wooden planks, gravel and soil, or stone is an innovative way to keep your garden in the best condition. Providing aesthetic appeal but most importantly keeping wildlife away from eating your produce and other plants. Before you choose a preferred stone, the first thing to do is to map out where you would like the garden bed. Making sure to measure the area while keeping in mind how many items you would like to plant. Design the structure of your raised garden bed would be your next task, having an idea will guide you to the third step. Lastly, choosing the stone for your outdoor project. Brown armour stone is a perfect option providing a secure structure while accenting garden aesthetic.
If you are new to gardening, start small, herb gardens do not take much time or effort and are low maintenance. All you need is a small planter and a few basic gardening tools. With the top 3 landscaping supplies mentioned above, and the right guidance, creating an at home garden will be an easy, enjoyable outdoor project.