Gardening is one of the top hobbies for those looking to relax at home. Even if you live in a region that gets quite a bit of snow, you can relax during the colder months as you flip through catalogs and make plans for the spring. Many people find that drawing designs for their gardens and deciding what to plant is just as relaxing as working in the garden is later. Whether you grow vegetables and herbs that your family will eat or flowers that add some color to your yard, you still need the right tools and supplies.
The most important tool that you need at your disposal is an ordinary garden hose. These hoses now come in various styles, including nylon models and those made from steel. Some hoses even have an expandable design. These hoses lay flat until you turn on the water, which causes the hose to expand. You also need a reel that helps you keep those hose free from tangles and safe from damage. Depending on the type of hose you buy, you might prefer industrial hose reels that work with hoses up to 100-feet-long and longer.
Even if you want to grow an organic garden that does not use any pesticides, you should still invest in a sprayer. Watering cans are really only suitable for gardens with just a few plants. By the time you finish filling that can up the last time and tackling your garden, you’ll find that both your back and your arms hurt. A plant sprayer helps you water all your plants without using a garden hose. You can also use a sprayer to apply any chemicals or organic materials that you want to use to keep pests such as neighborhood animals and insects out of your garden.
Plant stakes are also suitable for most types of gardens. These are small stakes made from either wood or plastic, though you’ll also find some metal designs. You can place a stake in any location around your garden to leave yourself helpful notes and other information. Those stakes can tell you what you planted in each area and the amount of water that those plants need. You can also use stakes to separate similar plants from each other. With these supplies, you can relax and enjoy all the time that you spend gardening.