Gardening supplies are not only needed for the professional gardener but also for those gardening as a hobby. A wide range of gardening supplies and accessories are available in today’s market for both types of gardeners.
The accessories that can be found will help decorate all different areas of a garden such as raised beds, walkways and pathways, outdoor entertainment areas or any other area. Your budget, location, and garden size, are points to consider when choosing gardening accessories and supplies that will help to improve your garden area.
Garden accessories are available in different materials such as stone, wood, copper, metal, bamboo, stainless steel, concrete, stained glass, and iron. The weather conditions in your location will determine the type of material that will work best for ensuring a long life to the accessories.
Your garden with the right accessories should show your personality along with giving it beauty. The accessories you choose should also be functional to your particular outdoor living area or garden area.
A pathway is a very functional accessory to any garden area, especially for maintenance and can be decorated by using different types of materials such as bricks, fieldstone, concrete, or any type of material that is easy to walk across.
Other types of garden supplies or accessories include fences, hedges, or decorative walls that will help provide privacy to the area. These types of accessories are also used for hiding unsightly objects such as air conditioners and trash barrels.
There are arches, arbors, and trellises that will add height to the area and have functionality at the same time. Trellises can be used for vines and climbing flowers to add a colorful look to a garden area. They can be used to build a vertical garden of vegetables or small fruit, particularly for the gardener that does not have a lot of garden space.
The arches and arbors can be used in entryways or the beginning of walkways with climbing vines, or flowers for creating beautiful entrances to your garden or home. These types of structures will also add some depth to your landscape.
The homeowners who enjoy being in their gardens during the evening, there are also supplies and accessories that will give off light such as oil lamps, illuminations, candle type lanterns, tiki torches, low voltage lighting, and solar lights. Other decorations include hummingbird feeders, regular bird feeders, and birdbaths for inviting the birds to visit your garden.
You will also need a good supply of nectar and seeds for those birds. It can be fascinating to see the types of birds that will visit a hummingbird feeder besides a hummingbird. In fact, this year we had several hooded orioles.
Some of the larger decorations such as water fountains, urns, statues, and stone features need to be used carefully so they will not create a cluttered look. Fountains are available in an array of styles from modern to traditional and electrical to solar-powered.
The solar-powered version comes with a solar panel that is attached by a thin wire, allowing the fountain to be placed in the shade and the panel in the sun. Water fountains of all kinds have a very soothing and calming effect.
Some of the gardening decorations are constructed of fiberglass, making them weather resistant and lightweight for moving around when needed. There are other accessories such as gazing balls, garden gongs, spinners, and pinwheels that are all for decoration and liven up a garden area.
Other accessories such as garden stakes, pot hangers, decorative containers, compost, soils, fertilizers, and gardening tools all need to be part of the home gardeners gardening supplies.
What About Organic Gardening Supplies?
Well, using organic gardening supplies is a crucial part of starting a garden that produces fresh fruits and vegetables. That means you will be growing produce that is free of harmful toxins.
The chemicals and toxins used in pesticides and fertilizers can leach into your produce that you will eventually consume. While the amount of chemicals absorbed by a single vegetable may be very minor, over time these minor amounts can add up and cause serious health implications.
That is why it is so important to educate yourself on the proper organic gardening supplies to use in your own garden. There are 3 very important organic gardening supplies that every gardener should consider using.
Organic Vegetable Seeds
One of the first items you will incorporate into your garden are seeds used to grow your vegetables. Any vegetable seed that is not certified by the USDA, may have been grown with toxic chemicals and fertilizers that are absorbed into the seeds.
These chemicals can actually stick around in the seeds and then are incorporated into your garden. You should strongly consider using organic vegetable seeds to start out right in your garden.
Organic compost and soil is probably the single best thing you can use in your organic garden. Using nutrient rich soil promotes strong healthy root development in your plants.
Fruit and vegetable plants with healthy roots are more drought tolerant as well as pest tolerant. This is very important when implementing an organic garden pest control program.
Natural Fertilizers and Pesticides
Instead of purchasing toxic pesticides and fertilizers, educate yourself on what natural fertilizers are acceptable to use when growing an organic garden. Use natural pest control methods to promote healthy plant growth.
Natural pest control includes manually weeding, and promoting helpful insects like bees and butterflies to come visit your garden. One of the most important parts of growing organic gardens is to make sure you are using organic gardening supplies.
Failure to follow this plan could lead to a less than desired garden and crop. Are you looking to reduce your carbon footprint by starting a garden and using organic gardening supplies?
If you are interested in growing a garden at your home, you should strongly consider starting an organic garden. Not only will you be helping your budget by growing your own produce, you will also be helping our environment and planet!