Spending a lot of time at the house will make you want to add the personal touches you maybe didn't have time to do during a busy work week. With the summer coming up in a couple months, now’s the time to get your home ready for the season. Adding a new, unique, and tiny little tree in your condo, or getting flowers and other perennials for your house, can make you feel even more at home and add a little curb appeal. Whether you have a balcony or a backyard, you can start getting it ready for the warmer days.
We’ll walk you through some featured products from a variety of different retailers in Canada.
Whether you’re growing plants or vegetables, there are a number of things you need to consider when you’re setting up a dedicated area. Making sure they are able to get enough light and water is important but there are also a couple of other things to look at when you’re planting and gardening.
Whether you’re interested in spending more time on your patio or hanging out in your backyard, you can spruce up your spaces with plants, vegetables and flowers. As with many things in life, you will need to fully research what you want to do as opposed to plunging in headfirst. Even if you’re the seasoned gardeners, there’s a lot something new to learn. Here’s a couple of products and deals from retailers that will help you build the perfect home garden space.
If you live in a condo or an apartment with a balcony, this is a great addition to hang from its roof. It blooms all season long and its known for its lustrous leaves and its abundant and beautiful flowering. It should be kept indoors during the winter but you can move it back out in the spring. This is also good for a front porch at the steps at your house or hanging at the brick wall.
This is another great option if you live in a smaller space with a balcony. It thrives in sunny to part-shade location. It’s available for curbside pickup and at select garden stores. You can check this out and more in Rona’s garden centre section, where they’re offering up to 15 per cent off on select products on plants and vegetable.
To grow any successful plant, you’ll need composted manure and for the price, you can go wrong with CIL. It’s organic plant food you can use to feed your plants. It’s non-burning and weed-free, coming equipped with all of the beneficial bacteria to help revive soil and promote healthy growth.
If you’re looking for a potting mix that’s ideal for indoor and outdoor flower containers, you can use this to make a home for your plants. This mix is a blend of organic ingredients that’s fused with Miracle-Gro plant food. It contains fertilizer and you can use it for your flower beds, pots, containers and vegetable gardens.
For the beginner planter to the advanced gardener — a planting knife is one of the most versatile gardening tools you can own. It’s great for a variety of gardening tasks including diggings, opening bags and more. It has a sharpened blade with serrated edge makes carving into hard ground easy. It’s also a great tool for weeding, transplanting, cutting sod, and dividing plants. The tip of the blade is great for drawing lines into the soil to separate your planting areas.
From breaking up soil to transplanting plants and flowers, a good garden trowel will make your life easier in the garden. They are fairly easy to use, especially if you get this one from Fiskars, which has great hand grip. You can use it to break up earth and to dig small holes. You can also use it for planting and weeding, mixing in fertilizer or other additives, and transferring plants to pots.
If you’re looking for a tool to deadhead, trim, and shape your smaller plants, hand pruners are a great garden tool to have. As opposed to scissors or a knife, you can get a proper grip while pruning your flowers, plants and small trees. You can also pinch back leaves and bud sets, trim herbs, or re-pot orchids. It has a stainless-steel blade and a soft-grip handle that’s adaptable for the right- and left-hand user.
The hi-line gift plant stand has five levels to give you the space to house multiple plants on its surface. Its unique bicycle-like design gives your balcony, front yard or backyard a little flair while its metal frame is built to last and its weatherproof to tough it out against even the harshest of weather conditions.
If you’re looking for a raised garden bed, this is an affordable option that gives you an ample amount of room to plant flowers and vegetables. It’s made of wood but enforced by steel so you don’t have to worry about it in the colder weather. This is also a good product for planting fruits and it has good depth to house aggressive growers such as strawberries and watermelons.
Perfect to showcase for your plants and flowers, this pot planter is made from recycled polyresin and is durable as well. It provides the look of a real wooden barrel planter without the weight. The planter is coated with U/V inhibitors to minimize fading and you can use it for indoor or outdoor use.
There are many different ways to build a garden and with the general tips we gave you above, you’ll be able to use the products above to build one that makes you feel even more at home. We’ve curated some frequently asked questions to help you build your garden.
Because many plants require well-draining soil, placing rocks in the bottom of a raised bed to create additional drainage space below the soil is a sensible step. Excess moisture in the soil often creates conditions that allow root rot to thrive and damage or kill delicate plants.
Beans are fast growers and thrive in warm climates. Beets are also another fast-growing plant and it will develop in loose soil quicker than other plants. Carrots, cucumbers, kale, lettuce and peas are also quick growers.
Berries are the quickest and easiest fruit to grow. Whether it’s blackberries, raspberries, blackberries or honeyberries, you can’t go wrong with these ones.
Some of the hardest vegetable to grow includes cauliflower, head lettuce, celery, artichokes and asparagus. These vegetables need relatively cool climates, consistent care, proper soil, water and drainage. They also need nitrogen-rich fertilizer to reach its full potential.
No matter if you’re trying to beautify your space or build a new set-up in the backyard, building your own garden can be a fun exercise that helps you save money in the long run. Depending on how much space you have, you can grow different fruits and vegetables for your unique meals and simply get plants to add a touch of nature to your living areas. Check out the products above and the sidebar on the right-hand side for additional support. Happy shopping!