Landscape supplies are a broad range of products that help keep your garden and outside areas of your property looking great. Keeping a handy amount of the most common types of landscape supplies in your shed or storage area just makes sense, especially when you can save money buying these items in bulk. If you are just starting out your journey as an active green thumb, then you probably aren't sure which landscape supplies can be stored for a long time and which should be used quicker. Here are three types of landscape supplies that you can store for years and use slowly, whenever you want.
Mulch is one of the most important ingredients in a healthy garden, as it protects small plants from being totally obliterated by the harsh sun and strong winds along with providing great nutrients for every flower, tree or sapling it comes into contact with. Luckily, mulch can be stored for quite lengthy periods of time, so you don't have to keep making trips back to the store to haul it back to your property. Make sure you poke a few holes in the bags of mulch that you are storing so that they are well ventilated over time. Also, keep them in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight.
Sleepers And Pavers
Sometimes, people decide to make their garden look a bit more ordered, and generally, the first two items they use for this task are sleepers and pavers. Not only can sleepers make great retaining walls and pavers make great pathways for guests to follow, but they look great when paired together. Over time, sleepers and pavers do decay, so it is always a good idea to have a couple of spares of the type that you used, just in case they stop selling them in the future and you can't find them. The last thing you want is to have to replace all your sleepers or pavers because you can't find a matching colour or shade and don't want your garden to look odd.
Fertilisers are important for the growth of almost all the plants in your garden, and it is always good to have a healthy supply. If you have never used fertilisers before, you may be surprised at just how hungry your garden is for them, especially now as spring and summer start to arrive. If you can find a good deal on fertiliser and get some while it is on special, then it always is a good idea to load up and buy more than you need. Just like when you stored mulch, make sure to keep it out of direct sunlight and in a cool, dry place.