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It’s finally time to spruce up the garden! After a winter season that has felt like it has dragged on forever, the spring has finally arrived and we’re ready to tackle our soon to be green outdoor space! While there is still some time before we get to plant our favorite flowers, now is a good time to start prepping for the season.
You don’t have to always rely on big brands for your garden, you should welcome all types of vintage, secondhand and upcycled items into your zen little space. Let’s start with storage. While you may not have tons of room for a full shed, there are many alternatives you can take advantage of that will house your tools. A wooden carrier is a perfect place to organize your tools, seeds, gloves and whatever else you need nearby when you’re outside. It will also serve as a cute display area for anything that is extra adorable! Another perfect option would be a washtub such as this one that has been converted into seating and storage. Keep the items that you don’t want those pesky pests getting into in here. It also works as a spot to store sharp items that you don’t want the kids or pets getting too close to!
Next stop, my personal favorite, accessories. If gardening is your hobby, or something new that you’re picking up, it’s important to add your own personal touch to the area. A pair of gardening gloves, shoes, knee pads, aprons, hats and everything else you can possibly imagine are a must for effective gardening! If you’re not into gnomes, but still want to add something kitschy, try a recycled sign or a vintage rake to lean against a nearby fence. Making the space unique will make it the perfect secret garden you’ve dreamed of since you were a little kid.
Last, but certainly not least, are planters. While planters aren’t required, they add a nice touch and can be a fun way to showcase some of your favorite plants. There’s a bunch of different styles and materials to choose from, but I’m partial to reclaimed wood planter boxes. They stay true to the natural environment while still getting much deserved attention.
What unique finds have you added to your garden? Let us know in the comments!