Nursery and Garden Supplies for a New Homeowner

Home & Garden Blog

If you've just purchased your first home and will be doing any gardening or landscaping outside, you need to have the right supplies for this work. This means the necessary tools that will help you with the landscaping you're planning in particular, and not just every tool and item you see at your local nursery or home improvement store. To ensure you get what you need but don't overspend on items that aren't necessary, note a few suggestions to keep in mind, and discuss your plans with a landscaper or nursery salesperson, as their advice can be invaluable when it comes to your landscaping ideas.

For large landscaping pieces

If you're thinking of planting landscaping trees, shrubbery or hedges or other larger pieces, you'll need a shovel, wheelbarrow, heavy-duty pruner and edger. The shovel will let you dig deep holes and trenches for your landscaping pieces, and it's never good to assume you can just drag landscaping trees or shrubbery from your driveway to their planned location in the yard, which is why you need the wheelbarrow! A wheelbarrow also makes quick work of hauling bags of mulch to your landscaping pieces, and hauling away cut or trimmed debris. Invest in a quality pruner for both shrubbery and trees, and an edger will allow you to define the area around these pieces for a more manicured look.

For flowerbeds

Flowers require a more delicate and precise approach than larger landscaping pieces, so invest in a hand trowel for digging enough soil for planting bulbs and seeds. Nursery supplies like a small pair of handheld shears will help you to trim dead leaves and stems of flowers, and you'll want a sprayer head for your garden hose, so you can control the water pressure, avoiding any damage to more delicate blooms and buds. If you live in an area with lots of fluctuations in the weather, invest in netting or a freeze protection sheet, so you can cover your flowers in case of unexpected frost.

For gardens

If you're looking to plant an actual vegetable garden, you need a tiller of sorts, to turn, loosen and aerate soil, and get it ready for planting. A hoe will allow you to pull up weeds between rows of vegetation without disturbing the vegetables themselves. A hand trowel can also help you to harvest vegetables without having to pull them up by hand, and a spreader makes quick work of spreading fertilizer, seed or anything else you need to quickly spread over your garden area.


20 December 2017

Creating A Stylish And Functional Kitchen On A Budget

The kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, and as someone who enjoys cooking, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and need it to be functional and easy to maintain. In the past, I sacrificed style for functionality, but as I use my kitchen frequently, I wanted the space to be aesthetically pleasing and enjoyable to spend time in. I began reading interior design and home improvement books to gain some inspiration for transforming my kitchen without breaking the bank, and I now have a kitchen that's stylish and does what I need it to do. The kitchen is often overlooked when it comes to home decor, so I started this blog to share what I've learned with others who don't want to spend time cooking in an ugly, outdated room. I hope you find my blog useful.