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    30 Things To Help Create The Beautiful Spring Garden Of Your Dreams

    "Strollin' in the park, watching winter turn to spring." —Roberta Flack

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    1. A bag of all-purpose potting soil that'll work for most plants. A lot of people add perlite and bark to make the soil drain well and minimize the chances of root rot.

    Promising review: "Created a great garden coop and use pots for my plantings! The soil in these larger bags goes much further, and my plants are lush and have grown quickly considering I got a late start!" —Cynthia L. Williams

    Get a 16-quart bag from Amazon for $6.99 (available in four sizes and two packs).

    2. leaf blower/vacuum, complete with a built-in mulcher, to clear out debris! It features an angled snout so you can get underneath all the outdoor furniture.

    A model using the leaf blower with the mulcher bag around their shoulder
    Amazon

    It can actually chop up 16 bags of leaves so they fit into just one bag!

    Promising review: "I have two very large red oak trees in my yard and they tend to dump a lot of leaves all over my yard and my neighbor's yard. Before this arrived, I blew them into a pile awaiting the shipment so I could mulch them up. I previously had a mulching attachment for my line trimmer and it wasn't that great, but it did the job. In comparison, this was far better. It had rained the morning before I tried this out, so the leaves were wet, which made the work a little slower than with dry leaves, but it still worked. It did get bogged down one time, but I was overfilling the bag when it happened, so it was partly my fault. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking for a mulching vac." —Matt Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $69.98.

    3. A handy hose holder to keep the cords organized and out of the way.

    Hose holder with blue hose
    Reviewer photo of holder with black hose

    Promising review: "We bought this to organize our pressure washer hose that we have hooked up in the garage when we aren't using it. It keeps the hose out of the way and isn't an eye sore. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to keep things tightly and neat." —Sharie L DeRousse

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (also available in a two-pack).

    4. Or an embossed copper pot for completely hiding your garden hose, gloves, soil, and other garden accessories.

    an embossed copper hose pot with a lid
    Amazon

    Promising review: "My husband loved this copper pot he received as a Father's Day gift last year, so I got him another one this year. Now our yard has matching hardware front and back. The pot and lid are the perfect hose storage that is so beautiful it gives the landscape an upgrade. The quality is in excellent condition one year in." —Naomi

    Get it from Amazon for $169.95.

    5. An outdoor garbage can because it's functional, cute, and makes keeping your landscape clean easier than ever.

    White garbage can outside next to garden
    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "These are so great for what we wanted! Fits 33 gallons really well and is very attractive on the deck for recycling. Bought three, very happy! And after lots of rain, they were dry inside." —TAnnie

    Get it from The Home Depot for $59.

    6. A pair of breathable gardening gloves so you won't chip your freshly manicured nails as you play around in dirt.

    Hands wearing the gloves and using pruning shears
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Snug fit, very dextrous. I feel very protected from wet soil and yard debris (probably not thorns — haven't pushed it). I really love these gloves for gardening and even for light construction, like sanding wood. Grip's really good and helps me get my hands dirty when I don't really feel like it. No need for a nail brush after gardening with these gloves." —Delayed Gratification

    Get them from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in sizes S–XXL).

    7. An adorable bamboo mason bee house you should consider if you're a green-thumb member of the Beehive. Save the bees by turning your garden into a safe space — unless you're allergic, of course.

    the house, which is filled with pre-made tubes in which the bees can nest
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This mason bee house is almost too pretty to hang! It's a striking addition to my pollinator garden adjacent to the woods behind our house. If I were a bee, I would be there already! The holes range in size, and there is a small ledge to head off a little rainfall. I'm thinking I might even want a second one! I appreciate the fact that it's the product of a small family-owned business." —Carolyn Worsham

    Get it from Amazon for $21.97.

    8. programmable timer takes the struggle out of getting your garden on a consistent watering schedule.

    the timer attached to a hose nozzle
    three hoses attached to the timer surrounded by flowers
    Amazon

    Reviewers mention it's worth using this product with a water hammer arrester.

    Promising review: "This works like a charm, it's easy to program the battery lasts a long time the product is very durable meaning it's been outside for over 6 months through rain and 100-degree weather and still works perfectly. If you need to set up an irrigation line and don't have a full controller like I do in my backyard this is an excellent option. I was able to set up a nice drip system to water all the plants in my backyard. This thing comes on every day when it's supposed to turns off when it's supposed to and I've had no issues. I would recommend using some sort of backflow prevention device so that the irrigation water does not flow back in to your main water supply in certain situations this can happen. I highly recommend this product." —Censored by Jeff

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99.

    9. A basic sturdy tool set because even when you're tired, you've just gotta keep digging. Make pruning, weeding, and loosening soil smoother than ever with these durable tools.

    the two trowels and hand rake in the grass
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Purchased these since several other brands/types that I've used over the years just bend when any pressure from digging is done. If you want something that can dig in regular soil rather than potting blend — these are for you." —Joe in MO

    Get it from Amazon for $19.80 (available in three designs).

    10. A seeding square kit shows exactly where to sow your seeds in case you've forgotten by the time they bloom. I bet the Queen of Hearts uses some of these for her rose garden.

    The board, which has holes to tell you where to plant your seeds
    Amazon

    It also comes with a measuring stick called a dibbler that pushes down the dirt to the correct depth for you to drop your seeds. The holes are color coded to let you know exactly where to plant seeds of different varieties.

    Promising review: "Love this thing! I have been gardening for a while and this takes all of the guess work out of spacing. I used this for the first time this spring using the planting chart/guide and it has worked out perfectly. I have had little to no weeds (I mean come on, you're gonna get some weeds). Planting per the Seed Square will for the most part choke out the weeds, while promoting growth for the plants. I even used this to plant growing plants and not just seeds. Just put the square on the ground used the stick to mark the spot and dug a hole where it was marked. Simple enough. Would highly recommend. Super easy!" —Jennifer Geisel

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    11. scent-free mosquito repellent so tiny visitors won't feast on your flesh or come within 15 feet of you while you're gardening.

    the mosquito repeller on a table top
    a hand twisting the bottom of the repellent to start it
    Amazon

    This device uses scent-free repellent mats using naturally occurring repellents found in plants to rid of mosquitoes.

    Promising review: "I use the light weight version of a Thermacell burner when backpacking in the back country. Trust me no better way to keep mosquitos away than Thermacell. This specific burner first looks externally attractive but also functions! The bottom/black portion twists to light, turn on, or turn off. When turning, you feel and hear an audible click. It’s extremely easily to see if you successfully lit the burner with a clear orange glow through the view finder (picture five). Most important is keeps the bugs away. They say fifteen feet I’d give them a sold twenty. I would buy this again, I actually might buy a second, I have a large back deck area. I hope this was helpful." —Christopher

    Get it from Amazon for $19.19+ (available in seven colors, also available in metal).

    12. A garden shed to store tools like shovels, brooms, electric blowers, and mowers. Plus they can protect your trash cans from nightly visitors who may knock them over. Alternatively, it can also be used as a shelter for your welcome furry friends.

    Promising review: "Good quality. Easy to assemble. Parts are individually bagged and labeled. Holds two 32-gallon round barrels — which is what I wanted it for. Very compact, which was a factor for where i had to put it." —Joe in Brooklyn

    Get it from Amazon for $318.98. Also check out a similar shed in several sizes to find the right one to fit your space and needs.

    13. A propagation station because it's easier (and cheaper) to fill your garden with cuttings from your existing plants than purchasing a whole new one. Trim just below the nodes, place them here, and water them as needed.

    Promising review: "Gorgeous! Perfect for propogating plants or throwing in small flowers. You have to put this together yourself, but it's easy with the instructions. In order to clean the glass, you have to take all of the pieces off the rod at once - so you will need a helper. There are rubber stoppers in between each glass, which keep them in place." —Paulina

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    14. A mid-century modern plant stand so you can get your plant the exposure it needs *and* make your garden feel more like a jungle.

    Promising review: "I purchased this to fit a plant stand between my new work from home desk and table so that I could fit a plant by the window. I needed a stand because I brought plants inside before the first frost. Not only was this one slender enough, but it was sturdy too. And easy to put together. I love the lower shelf I can fit a basket to hold my notepads for work next to my desk. Great plant stand to make a plant fit by a window when you don’t have much room. And great window height too. I’m so happy with my purchase and happy my plant can fit near the window." —Caroline Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $21.20.

    15. Or a six-tier bamboo plant stand that's just itching to be placed on a patio or near a rocking chair outside. Fitting over seven plants on your balcony at a time has never been easier.

    Promising review: "The shelf is amazing for the price!! It's very cute, adds style and functionality to a room. It’s super easy to put together, took me 20 minutes or less and all supplies/tools are included. The only *possible* drawback is sturdiness, because it is a little tall and could get top heavy possibly. I opted to put smaller plants on top and heavier plants on the bottom for that reason. Overall, 100% worth it, would buy it again. Probably will." —chelsey sample

    Get it from Amazon $35.99+ (available in two sizes).

    16. An all-purpose liquid fertilizer that made my mini monstera double in size in less than three months. Just a pump or two in my watering can is enough to grow a jungle in a well-lit room by the end of summer.

    A reviewer's six inch plant before the fertilizer / A reviewer's larger plant after using the fertilizer
    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    This liquid fertilizer is basic, but it's the truth. Think of it as a vitamin supplement for your plants. The key is diluting it with your water instead of putting it directly on the soil. Never use fertilizer on dry soil, you'll burn the roots. I use this for my ferns, monsteras, philodendrons, alocasias, snake plants, and alocasias.

    Promising review: "Great product for houseplants. I have been using all of the Miracle-Gro products for years and have never been disappointed. I purchased this product for the first time several years ago when I purchased a ficus tree that was planted as a fairy garden in a broken urn. I knew it didn't have enough soil probably to support the tree in the long run. I have had this plant for 6 years now and it is lush and beautiful. This product and weekly watering is all that I have used." —Gayle Zachariasen

    Get it from Amazon for $4.49 (available in packs of two, four, and six).

    17. A pair of pruners to propagate your babies or snip off dying leaves. Having healthy green foliage is always a good look. Because of plant memory, a cutting will likely mature faster than seed-grown plants so don't be scared.

    I use these pretty much every day, they're great. I have no complaints. Plus, it's really cool to see how plants regenerate after they're pruned.

    Promising review: "These are perfect! I've had these for over a week and have already used them nearly every day. They get right into tiny or close spots and snip stems right off, they work great for deadheading or cutting flowers including roses, petunias, pansies, dianthus pinks, vinca, coreopsis, whatever! They actually make deadheading flowers and plants fun because it's so easy! Plus they are small and light so they don't hurt or tire my hands. I can easily open and close the lock with one hand so I can quickly snip, snip, snip away! I think I may buy a second pair because they are so handy. The only thing I wish is that they had a cap because they easily fit right in my pocket but that end is super pointy, I'm surprised I haven't poked or scratched myself on them yet lol. *One-month update* I still LOVE these clippers! They have been used almost daily to deadhead my flowers and my flowers show their happiness at that! I really don’t know how I got by without them before and I find it to be very relaxing to use these each evening to clean up my plants. I find myself almost disappointed if I can’t find anything to snip off LOL. If you have flowers, herbs or other plants you need these!!" —Laurilee5

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    18. A forgiving pothos because they're stunning and will thrive in most lighting conditions. They get pretty large when staked outside on a trellis.

    A reviewer's pothos growth after four months
    A reviewer's pothos plants
    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    Get 20% off with code BUZZFEED at checkout! Brumley and Bloom is a woman-owned small business based in Fenton, Michigan.

    I've ordered four plants from Brumley and Bloom and they all arrived healthy and beautiful! Just make sure they get plenty of sunlight after you unbox. After the soil dries out, place it anywhere you want. Just...don't eat it (that includes your pets).

    Promising review: "My golden pothos is perfect! It arrived quicker than I expected, it was packaged greatly, and didn’t have any damage upon arrival! The plant was bigger than I expected, which was great. It even already had some beautiful vines growing!" —Sophie

    Get it from Brumley and Bloom on Etsy for $13+ (available in three sizes).

    Read more about the benefits of Pothos plants here and here.

    19. A pack of Miracle-Gro plant food spikes because plants are mad dramatic when they don't get fed 😭. Stick this slow-release fertilizer into the soil and boom, they're good for up to two months.

    Reviewer's before picture of their wilting plant
    Reviewer's after picture of a now healthy looking plant with caption

    Promising review: "I always kill my plants but I decided to try again. I just bought five houseplants, three of them were marked down because they were looking pretty puny but since I tend to kill them anyways I figured I would give them a try and save some money. I put one of these spikes in each plant and they all looked so much healthier and happier after just a couple of days. I also added one spike to the only houseplant that I've had for years without killing (I was beginning to think it was artificial) the leaves looked healthier almost immediately. I'm very happy with this product and it was a great price." —victoria

    Get a pack of 24 spikes from Amazon for $1.59 (available in two sizes).

    20. A jar of neem oil since pests are the easiest way to ruin your plants. I love that it's natural, effective against mealy bugs, leaf hoppers, scale, and spider mites. 

    A reviewer holding the jar of neem oil
    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    Tip: Treat your plants for pests at night because the neem oil makes them sensitive to the sun. I've used this to kill spider mites and fungus gnats, but it'll work for so many other pests. I'm big on air quality, so I like that this doesn't fill the air with harmful chemicals. All you do is mix a small amount of this oil, water, and dish soap in a spray bottle then apply it to the leaves. A little goes a long way. Yes, it smells nutty. However, I only use it in my bathroom.

    Promising review: "Very good quality, smells just right —very strong and pungent. I previously bought ready-to-use (aka “RTU”) neem oil and it was $19 for a quart. This small bottle for $9.99 will make many gallons —so much better deal. I used 1 1/2 tablespoons per quart of water and added liquid soap as an emulsifier. I mixed in a spray bottle and spritzed my plants to kill mealy bugs, aphids, and silvery mildew on my succulents, dahlias, and brown-eyed Susan. When I first opened the bottle, it was thick like mud, and I initially thought something was wrong. I read the label that it solidifies at 65 degrees (the temp was 70 degrees outside) so I put the bottle in warm water and it liquified to the consistency of olive oil. (Stinky olive oil). I’ll report back on how it works but so far so good." —CW

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    21. Or a bottle of hydrogen peroxide because it aerates the soil, kills fungus gnats on contact, and prevents root rot. When diluted properly, it's perfectly safe for your plants.

    This helped me retire from being a professional fungus gnat killer. All I did was saturate my plants' soil in this solution for like 10 minutes. I think I've killed one fly since.

    Promising review: "Great peroxide and decent price. As a mom of a little boy and a bunch of animals, I feel like I’m always using this. It’s good stuff to keep the bugs away!" —Jeni

    Get it from Amazon for $6.06.

    22. A hardy Swiss cheese plant that's not only totally IGworthy, but is fairly simple to care for. Monsteras are low-light tolerant and guaranteed to be the center of attention in your garden.

    A reviewer's monstera when it was first unboxed
    A reviewer's monstera after a month
    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    I've had this plant for about a month and it just keeps getting better. It arrived in excellent condition and in soil that wasn't overly saturated. Bloomscape includes a cover pot with every package, which meant I didn't have to buy one or further shock my new plant by repotting it. Overall, unboxing Bloomscape's packaging was clean too. The plant has expanded beautifully and it's giving me new leaves! Compared to my other monstera, this one is pretty big. It's by far my favorite monstera and it's worth every penny.

    Get it from Bloomscape for $169 (available in five colors).

    23. A tough-as-nails philodendron birkin so you can impress people with its striking white-streaked leaves. I'd put these along a walkway near an entrance for maximum exposure.

    A reviewer's plant / A reviewer's larger plant after 4 months of growth
    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    Promising review: "My philodendron arrived today. It was well packaged and so healthy! It's not a large plant but I wasn't promised a large plant and I am happy with its size and appearance. It's a pretty plant and so healthy looking. I am looking forward to having it for years just as I have had my other philodendrons for years. Will definitely buy from Wekiva again in the future." —Kindle CustomerTXBibliophile

    Get it from Amazon for $28.97.

    24. A nice spray bottle because keeping plant accessories within reach is a must and it's more fun when they look this good.

    The mister next to several plants
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Looks as good as it works! This mister looks gorgeous on my console table, but it works great, too. Not flimsy, very ergonomic, and pumps very easily. I have smaller hands and fingers, so I don’t know how it might work for someone who has larger hands/fingers. But it’s perfect for me. Smooth mechanism. I feel like this is something one would find in The Bell, Book, & Candle shop on The Good Witch. Cassie would approve!" —YogurtClass22

    Get it from Amazon for 10.99+ (available in five colors).