Organising Tips For Your Garden
Posted on September 25, 2018 by Devon Metcalfe
Keeping your garden organised can be tricky, particularly when you’re in the midst of getting it ready for next year. If you don’t keep on top of things, you may find that equipment gets damaged or plants get muddled up. So, here are some organising tips for your garden to keep it looking wonderfully tidy:
Set Aside Storage Space
One of the most effective ways of staying organised is to tidy everything away into a designated area. For many people, this area is a garden shed. Sheds are a must if you find your garden gets cluttered quickly or you have a lot of equipment that needs to be stored away. Try to make putting things away in your shed as easy as possible by having labelled shelves and drawers. If you haven’t got room for a shed, then an all-weather storage box will work just as well if you can split it into separate compartments.
Keep A Tool Belt
Tool belts aren’t just for DIY experts, you can also use them for your smaller gardening tools. It’s a great way to keep everything in one place, and if you put it back as soon as you use it, then you’re guaranteed not to lose anything.
Organise Your Seeds
Get organised when it comes to your planting schedule by arranging your seeds. Keep them in separate labelled packs – you can even go as far as putting them in alphabetical order. Store them in a simple filing system so you can have them to hand whenever you need them next. Replenish supplies after you use them or wait until the plant dies out and save the seeds from there.
Growing in A Greenhouse
A greenhouse can get you organised as well as encourage you to grow different kinds of plants. It allows you to grow plants and crops that need more shelter and higher temperatures than in your garden. Not only this, but you can get organised with what you’re growing. They’re particularly useful for fruits and vegetables that need extra shelter such as tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. This way everything is in once place. If you can’t fit a greenhouse in your garden, then the equivalent would be a special vegetable patch – although what you can grow will vary.
Label Your Plants
One of the best organising tips is labelling plants. As soon as you plant anything, label it to be able to quickly identify it later. Use biodegradable wooden sticks and write in either red or green pen (green for edible, red for not). You can go a step further with a laminating easy label machine if you want the labels to stand the test of time, i.e. inevitable rain and winter weather.