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Backyard Garden Ideas & Start Shopping List

Everything You Need for Backyard Gardening

A garden can infuse your backyard with color and life, bringing you serenity, and a place to relax. If you are successful, your garden can even provide sustenance. Even if you don’t have a natural green thumb, you can learn the basics and start this season. In addition to personal and aesthetic benefits of gardening, harvesting fruits and vegetables is a great way to save money. You can grow your own herbs, fruit, and vegetables.  Gardening is also a way for you to get exercise, find some quiet time in meditation, or teach your kids about plants and vegetation. As experienced gardeners know, cultivating a healthy garden isn’t as easy as dropping seeds into soil. You will need to learn about light requirements, seasonal schedules, plant variations, creating a garden space, and investing in proper tools and equipment.

To get started, it is smart to invest in some basic gardening products and tools before you go crazy at a plant sale. You’ll need proper protection and outerwear, tools and supplies, and transporting devices to help you prepare your gardening area. You can find many of these items at your local retailers and on discount, depending on the season. Here is a budget-friendly gardening supply list to help you get started on your gardening project:

Backyard Garden Ideas & Shopping List

A backyard gardening ideas shopping list.

  • Gardening gloves
  • Kneeling pad
  • Weather-resistant watering can
  • Hose and appropriate spray nozzles
  • Pruning shears
  • Trowel for digging
  • Cultivator for loosening and aerating soil
  • Gardening rake
  • Spade for digging
  • Pitchfork to remove stones
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Gardening cart
  • Toolbox