Gardening is such a great way to relax and just de-stress after a long work week. You can have a flower garden or a vegetable garden. Growing your own food is an excellent way to start a healthy lifestyle.

Today I’ll dive into the topic of gardening. I’ll share why gardening is important and share some products that one must have to start a beautiful flower or food garden this year.

Why is Gardening Important?

There are so many reasons why gardening is important. For starters, gardening can give our family healthy food options. Secondary, gardening can help us live a sustainable lifestyle.

Having a flower garden can help keep the bee population alive. That is if you opt to plant flowers that attract pollinators such as:

  • Mexican Sunflower
  • Cosmos
  • Floss Flower
  • Milkweed
  • Zinnia
  • Bee Balm
  • Hollyhocks

How do you attract pollinators to a vegetable garden?

If you’re planning a vegetable garden instead of a flower garden, but still want to attract pollinators have no fear. You can do this! The best way to attract pollinators to a vegetable garden is to plant flowers like sunflowers, alfalfa, and clover around your yard or vegetable garden.

Having these few flower ideas that attract pollinators around your vegetable garden will ensure the arrival and future promise of having the much-needed pollinators in our world.

Some people have used a honey bee lure to ensure the survival of honey bees. Having a honey bee kit in your hard, perhaps along the border of your property is an excellent way to lure honey bees and encourage their future growth without having them swarming in your vegetable or flower garden area.

10 Reasons to Love Gardening

Gardening is an important step towards helping our Earth stay healthy and thriving as well as encouraging families to live a healthier lifestyle. If you’re wondering why you should love gardening, then here are my top 10 reasons to love gardening:

  1. It encourages a healthy lifestyle.
  2. It provides a way for a family to spend quality time together.
  3. It helps our environment.
  4. Ensures you know what ingredients are in your food.
  5. Help keep the natural eco-system running smoothly.
  6. It provides a way to educate our younger kids about food growth.
  7. It gives you something to do for daily physical activity.
  8. It improves mental health.
  9. It gives you something to take care of.
  10. Produces delicious fruits, and vegetables for quick snacking.

Why do people have gardens?

Many people have gardens to start canning their own food for later use. Growing vegetables and learning how to properly can your produce to store is an excellent way to maintain a healthy diet.

Some people have gardens because it’s relaxing. Going outdoors and being one with nature while you weed your garden and pick your ripe produce can help ease the soul by reducing anxiety and stress.

Many people with younger kids have gardens so that they can educate their kids on how food is made. Having a family garden can help educate our youth on how they can fend for themselves instead of eating produce that’s often full of bad chemicals or genetically modified.

What are the 20 most common gardening tools?

If you plan to start a garden this spring season, then you’re going to need the right supplies. Below you’ll find a list of the 20 most common gardening tools.

These gardening tools will help you start, grow and maintain a garden this year so that you can feed your family regardless of what the outside world has going on.

 Flexrake 1000L Hula-Ho Weeder Cultivator with 54-Inch Wood HandleFlexrake 1000L Hula-Ho Weeder Cultivator with 54-Inch Wood Handle VIVOSUN 6.5 Inch Gardening Hand Pruner Pruning Shear with Straight Stainless Steel Blades OrangeVIVOSUN 6.5 Inch Gardening Hand Pruner Pruning Shear with Straight Stainless Steel Blades Orange A.M. Leonard Deluxe Soil Knife & Leather Sheath Combo – Hori Hori w/ 6-Inch Stainless Steel BladeA.M. Leonard Deluxe Soil Knife & Leather Sheath Combo - Hori Hori w/ 6-Inch Stainless Steel Blade Edward Tools Bend-Proof Garden Trowel – Heavy Duty Polished Stainless Steel – Rust Resistant Oversized Garden Hand Shovel for Quicker Work – Digs Through Rocky/Heavy soils – Comfort Grip (1)Edward Tools Bend-Proof Garden Trowel - Heavy Duty Polished Stainless Steel - Rust Resistant Oversized Garden Hand Shovel for Quicker Work - Digs Through Rocky/Heavy soils - Comfort Grip (1) Rain Bird 32ETI Easy to Install In-Ground Automatic Sprinkler System KitRain Bird 32ETI Easy to Install In-Ground Automatic Sprinkler System Kit TABOR TOOLS Shovel with Rounded Blade and Comfortable D Grip 31 Inch Fiberglass Handle, Digging Spade. J201A. (D Handle, Round Blade)TABOR TOOLS Shovel with Rounded Blade and Comfortable D Grip 31 Inch Fiberglass Handle, Digging Spade. J201A. (D Handle, Round Blade) Corona RK 62061 Fixed Tine Leaf Rake, Aluminum Handle, 19-Inch WideCorona RK 62061 Fixed Tine Leaf Rake, Aluminum Handle, 19-Inch Wide Bully Tools 92309 12-Gauge 16-Inch Bow Rake with Fiberglass Handle and 16 Steel Tines, 58-InchBully Tools 92309 12-Gauge 16-Inch Bow Rake with Fiberglass Handle and 16 Steel Tines, 58-Inch Corona RazorTOOTH Folding Pruning Saw, 10 Inch Curved Blade, RS 7265DCorona RazorTOOTH  Folding Pruning Saw, 10 Inch Curved Blade, RS 7265D Bully Tools 92353 12-Gauge Garden Hoe with Fiberglass HandleBully Tools 92353 12-Gauge Garden Hoe with Fiberglass Handle 6 Pairs Pack Premium High Visibility Low emissions Green Work and gardening Gloves for Men and Women. MicroFoam Textured Latex Waterproof Coated Palm and Fingers Gloves for Gardening Work, Size Large6 Pairs Pack Premium High Visibility Low emissions Green Work and gardening Gloves for Men and Women. MicroFoam Textured Latex Waterproof Coated Palm and Fingers Gloves for Gardening Work, Size Large Gorilla Carts GOR4PS Poly Garden Dump Cart with Steel Frame and 10-in. Pneumatic Tires, 600-Pound Capacity, BlackGorilla Carts GOR4PS Poly Garden Dump Cart with Steel Frame and 10-in. Pneumatic Tires, 600-Pound Capacity, Black TomCare Garden Kneeler Seat Garden Bench Garden Stools Foldable Stool with Tool Bag Pouch EVA Foam Pad Outdoor Portable Kneeler for Gardening(Large-21.65TomCare Garden Kneeler Seat Garden Bench Garden Stools Foldable Stool with Tool Bag Pouch EVA Foam Pad Outdoor Portable Kneeler for Gardening(Large-21.65 NoCry Home & Gardening Knee Pads – with Lightweight Waterproof EVA Foam Cushion, Soft Inner Liner, and Easy Fit with Adjustable Hook’n’Loop StrapsNoCry Home & Gardening Knee Pads - with Lightweight Waterproof EVA Foam Cushion, Soft Inner Liner, and Easy Fit with Adjustable Hook'n'Loop Straps BLACK+DECKER Electric Leaf Blower, 7-Amp (LB700)BLACK+DECKER Electric Leaf Blower, 7-Amp (LB700) GreenWorks G-MAX 40V Cordless String Trimmer and Leaf Blower Combo Pack STBA40B210GreenWorks G-MAX 40V Cordless String Trimmer and Leaf Blower Combo Pack STBA40B210 American Lawn Mower Company 50514 14-Inch 11-Amp Corded Electric Lawn Mower, BlackAmerican Lawn Mower Company 50514 14-Inch 11-Amp Corded Electric Lawn Mower, Black True Temper 2812200 4-Tine Spading Digging Fork with Hardwood D-Grip Handle, 30 Inch, BrownTrue Temper 2812200 4-Tine Spading Digging Fork with Hardwood D-Grip Handle, 30 Inch, Brown Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Sustain a Thriving GardenRaised Bed Gardening for Beginners: Everything You Need to Know to Start and Sustain a Thriving Garden Scuddles Garden Tools Set – 8 Piece Heavy Duty Gardening Kit With Storage Organizer, Ergonomic Hand Digging Weeder Rake Shovel Trowel Sprayer Gloves Gift for Men Or WomenScuddles Garden Tools Set - 8 Piece Heavy Duty Gardening Kit With Storage Organizer, Ergonomic Hand Digging Weeder Rake Shovel Trowel Sprayer Gloves Gift for Men Or Women

 

I admit that I don’t have much of a green thumb, but many of my friends and family do. I hope that this content has inspired you to grab some gardening tools and start a garden this year!

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