Get Organized in the Garden
This spring, you hunted down flowers for your garden, making the choice between red geraniums, marigolds, or Proven Winner impatiens. You took them home and planted them in beds and pots waiting for the beauty to bloom.
Once in place, you thought you could just sit back and enjoy them - sprinkling them with water from time to time and letting Mother Nature take care of the rest. But not this summer! And certainly not when the extremely hot days of August come. To keep your garden from turning into something out of the Grapes of Wrath, it's best to have your garden tools and equipment organized so you can keep it's beauty going strong through early fall.
Stop spending extra time searching for gardening tools, lawn equipment, and outside furniture. Sort like items with like items to help you find things easily.
Place all of your gardening tools outside, ideally, in a potting station or small shelving unit, so all of your pots, watering cans, potting soil, nippers and trowels are in one place.
Store the lawn mower, edger, weed whacker, hoses and sprinklers together in a garage or shed for easy access (especially during the months when you'll be cutting/watering more often).
Designate a readily accessible storage area for your lawn furniture so it's easy to get to when you want to set it up and easy to put away when it's ready to be stored.
By keeping these things organized, you'll leave a lot more time for relaxing and enjoying the longer days of summer in your well-groomed and gorgeous garden.