Submitted by: Barbara Berman, professional organizer
You’ve hunted down the flowers, making the choice between the yellow geraniums, the black-eyed susans or the Proven Winner impatiens. You took them home and speckled them throughout your garden, deck or front entrance.
Planted into place, all they need is water and you can sit back and enjoy them, right? Not really, because when the grossly hot days of August come, you may be feeling a little less enthusiastic than you did in June. So, it’s best to have your garden tools and equipment systematized to keep your garden from turning into something out of the Grapes of Wrath.
It doesn’t matter whether you live in an apartment, condo, or single family house, you may still need to organize and maintain your outdoor items. Stop spending extra time searching for gardening tools, lawn equipment, and/or outside furniture. Sort like items with like items to help you find things easily.
Place all your gardening tools in one area. Set up some kind of potting station or shelving unit, so you’ll have all your pots, watering cans, potting soil, etc. in one place.
Make sure the lawn mower, edger, hoses, sprinklers, etc. are all in one place (e.g., garage, shed).
Store in one area (e.g., garage, shed, basement) so it is easy to get to when you want to set it up and easy to have a place for it when it is ready to be stored.
All you need to do right now is to sit back, relax, and enjoy the longer days of summer. The best parts are being able to barbecue and watch your flowers and plants grow.
Ready, set, water!
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