5 Basic Supplies to Start Your Own Garden

By on April 6, 2020

Gardening can be a fun, challenging, and therapeutic hobby that anyone can do. If you love planting, then you should start creating your own backyard garden. Whether you want a vegetable garden or you prefer an ornamental one, the essential gardening supplies that you need are basically the same.

The good news is that you won’t have a hard time sourcing the right supplies since there are practically dozens of stores that specialize in gardening equipment and supplies. You just need to visit them and see their inventory to find the items you need for your backyard gardening project.

Here are the five essential gardening supplies that you must have:


There are many nurseries and stores that offer high-quality seeds and planting supplies in Salt Lake City and other locations, so you won’t need to go far from your home. These suppliers maintain a wide inventory of gardening items such as ornamental plants and even vegetable seeds; therefore, allowing you to choose which type of garden best suits your interest. Or, if you want, you can even have both: an ornamental garden side by side with a vegetable garden.

Simple hand tools

You can’t have a garden without proper tools. Among others, you must invest in a garden hoe, trowel, fork, shovel, pruning shears, watering can, and wheelbarrow. Remember that these are just some of the many basic gardening tools available in most DIY stores so you can also buy other hand tools that you think would help you tend to your plants and vegetables.


Fertilizers are essential supplies that every gardener must have in stock. Fertilizers offer much-needed nutrients to plants so they can grow healthier and become resistant to pests. Be sure to consult with the staff of the store you’re buying the fertilizers from so you can get expert advice on the right type of fertilizers to use on your specific plants, as well as the proper application of fertilizers. This way, you won’t have any issue using the fertilizers and you can expect positive results with the plants that you have in your garden.

Organic compost, manure, and other organic matter

Organic matter such as animal manure and compost are critical supplies needed to make your garden soil fertile and conducive for plant growth. There are compost products that you can buy in stores but you can also make your own by creating a compost pit. Some DIY gardeners even buy a portable garden composter when a traditional compost pit is not feasible due to limited space and other considerations. You could also use dried leaves, grass clippings, and other organic matter that you can find right in your own backyard.


If you have kids who love to roam around your yard or if your land is located in an area where there are animals such as rabbits, installing a fence around your garden should be a priority. You may install a wooden fence about 3 feet in height to ward off small animals or you might need to a higher fence if you have larger animals around your property, such as deer.

 With these five garden supplies, you should be able to start working on your backyard garden and see the results of your hard work a few weeks after.

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