Gardens

Tips for any garden enthusiast

Gardening is a hobby that is enjoyed by millions of people across the country. You can use your creativity while you get some exercise in the process of putting together the perfect garden. There are many different types of gardening to choose from, like organic gardening and container gardening. Whether you want to grow fruits, flowers or even arrange a collection of decorative rocks, there's a type of garden out there for you. Here is an overview of the main types of gardens and the supplies you'll need to get started.

Garden Types

Indoor gardening, also known as container gardening, is a way to garden without being confined to a plot of land in the backyard. Using containers to hold the garden soil allows you to create indoor flower gardens or have a garden in places you wouldn't think of, like a balcony or rooftop.

Water gardening has become popular and utilizes man-made ponds, fountains or waterfalls along with aquatic plants and animals. Many choose to build a water garden to create a tranquil oasis where they can get away from the stresses of daily life. The soothing sound of flowing water and greenery makes a great addition to any home.

Organic gardening is a means of gardening that doesn't utilize artificial fertilizers or pesticides. As many people become more conscious of the food they eat, growing fruits and vegetables in an organic garden is a great way to know exactly what you're putting in your body. You'll need to learn some specific gardening tips in order to control pests and grow your plants or flowers without using pesticides. It may take a little more time, but the results are well worth it!

Gardening Supplies

No matter what type of gardening you enjoy most, you're going to need some standard garden tools to get your plants to grow and thrive. Here is a list of the common gardening supplies that you'll need to get your garden blooming:

  • Potting soil
  • Seeds
  • Fertilizer
  • Watering can
  • Gardening gloves
  • Rubber boots
  • Knee pads

Lastly, while they may not be considered true garden supplies, sunscreen and bug repellents are also required. Gardening isn't fun when you spend more time swatting at flies and recovering from sunburns than you do cultivating your plants.

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