My Fundamental Gardening Tools

The fundamental tools for gardening for me are:  Osmocote fertilizer, a five pound pick ax, water retaining pellets or crystals and timer soaker hoses.  The little pick ax lives at my back door with my gardening shoes.  I use it to hack out a weed, pop a hole for a plant or trench for fertilizer.
I always use water retaining pellets for new plants with a bit of Osmocote.  I have tried the sprayer fertilizer feeder and other fertilizers, Osmocote is easy and always works. The soaker hose saves water and is much more effective than a sprinkler system.


 





 



The fundamental tools for gardening for me are:  Osmocote fertilizer, a five pound pick axe, water retaining pellets or crystals and timer soaker hoses.  The little pick axe lives at my back door with my gardening shoes.  I use it to hack out a weed, pop a hole for a plant or trench for fertilizer.
I always use water retaining pellets for new plants with a bit of Osmocote.  I have tried the sprayer fertilizer feeder and other fertilizers, Osmocote is easy and always works. The soaker hose saves water and is much more effective than a sprinkler system.


Basket of Gold Columbine Heat Hardy Texas Perennial

Basket of Gold Columbine Heat Hardy Texas Perennial

Bird of Paridise, April Texas bloomer.

Bird of Paradise, April Texas bloomer.

Mahonia surrounding garden cherub at Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. Mahonia is a cousin to Nandina and often planted with Fatsia.

Mahonia surrounding garden cherub at Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. Mahonia is a cousin to Nandina and often planted with Fatsia.

Japanese Maples in Dallas Texas Landscape Design

Japanese Maples in Dallas Texas Landscape Design

Dash Dianthus and Midnight Blue Salvia.

Dash Dianthus and Midnight Blue Salvia. Stop planting pansies every year and go with perennials!

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This five pound pick ax lives at my back door with my gardening shoes.  I never step out without it.  It hacks weeds, makes a quick hole for perennials and trenches for fertilizers.