Is your gardening buddy ready…If you absolutely want to save yourself time and money, even a few headaches, it’s time to start taking care of those tools that help make your garden grow. This is an excellent time to take a detailed inventory of what’s on hand, what needs some attention and what you may need to replace.
Hand tools are filthy? Time for some oiling. The handles on the hoe and spade could use a little TLC; give that attention. Does your gloves need several cycles in the washing machine, now it that time to wash away! Make sure your shears are sharpen by using a stone. Whatever you can complete now… do it! So, why is it important to “take the Thyme” on cleaning and sterilizing, it helps to keep bacteria and fungi at bay!
Aside from tools, check-in with your oils, soaps, powders and granules make sure that the storage kept them safe and nothing “expired”. Don’t forget your sprayers! They need love, too! Now is also a good time to test the soil, get your plants ordered & reserved and your garden is all planned out in a notebook with more and more ‘to do’s’. There will always be a ‘last minute’ chore but over the years, we’ve learned that early preparation makes gardening, a lot more enjoyable. Get started on these little chores now, this way you are prepared for anything the season throws at you!
If you are new to the garden scene and need to know what tools you should have in your “gardening arsenal”. We have you covered, here our top favorite tools for gardening success!
This is actually the best time to get out for a shopping trip. During the off season many companies run amazing sales on “non-green” gardening supplies. Below are a few suggestions from our Horticulture team to help make sure you have great success this coming gardening season. There is one thing that we can’t stress enough, that is make sure you buy tools that will help you in the garden! If you can’t carry it, lift it or it doesn’t fit your gardening needs. It will just collect dust in the cold-dark shed. “Take the Thyme” and shop for what YOU need!
Simple and often just grabbed on the way out of the garden center. Make sure to “take the thyme” to get ones that fit. Bulky ones can be hard to work with! This simple purchase will just make gardening even more enjoyable and help against with any sneaky thorns or slippery splinters.
These will help you keep control of your plant! Allows you to easily to trim you plant. Important to try them out before buying! Even though they look pretty…make sure they can fit in your hand and you can easily use them. There are many types of shears for different purposes make sure to find the ones that work for you!
For those plants that need little more water that the hose didn’t reach. These are very useful especially for potted plants! Like everything in the garden tool world their are so many options…small, large or plastic, metal…and don’t get us started on the colors. We LOVE them all! Make sure you get one that you can lift. You want a can that will work for you not against you!