From 2013 to the spring of 2014, 113.5 million Americans spent time in their garden, making it one of the most popular ways to spend time outdoors, and a great way to make your home beautiful. When you're thinking about starting a garden, you want to make sure you're prepared with all the materials you'll need to keep it maintained and healthy. Here are just a few things you should invest in if you want to be a successful gardener.
A good hose - If you want your plants to be around for a while, then they're going to need water. Finding the right water hose is all about knowing your specific garden's needs. If you have a small space, you can buy a garden hose starting at 25 feet. If you've got a sprawling yard, you can get a hose up to 100 feet long, to reach all the plants you need to keep nourished. A good garden hose will last you anywhere from five to 10 years, so you should find a high-quality hose that will give you the best bang for your buck.
The right seeds - Depending on where you're trying to plant your garden, you may need specific kinds of seeds to be successful. If your yard gets a lot of direct sunlight, you'll want to stay away from plants that require shady areas to survive. On the flip side, if your yard gets barely any sun at all, you don't want to invest in plants that will require a great amount of direct sunlight.
The perfect spot - If you really want to get creative, build yourself a raised bed for your garden. It will allow for more room for your plants' roots to spread out, and will give them better exposure to water. It will also make your yard look beautiful, and you can personalize it with any number of materials to customize the perfect setting for your new garden. Then you can start planting the flowers, vegetables, and other plants you've been craving, right in your own backyard.