Gardening Catalogs: A Great Way to Shop for Plants
Article by Jerry Cahill
Gardening catalogs are an excellent way for gardeners to purchase anything their heart desires – or anything their garden requires – without ever leaving their home. Gardening catalogs offer a wider variety than most garden centers and are often cheaper. You can order anything you want or need and have it delivered right to your door, ready for use.
The biggest plus about catalogs is their great variety. Gardening catalogs provide gardeners with a wider selection of seeds and plants than can be found anywhere else. A gardening catalogue gives you the luxury of viewing every plant type all at once, allowing you to make comparisons and choose the type that will work best for you. You can explore the available plants, choosing plants based on their suitability to your climate or USDA hardiness zone.
Gardening catalogs are a treasure trove of information for both beginners and experienced gardeners. Many catalogs give detailed information on the plants offered. This can include growing and blooming or fruiting times, sun requirements, and soil needs. It may even include more detailed maintenance information, such as nutrient needs or disease control. Some catalogs even give step-by-step planting instructions, including timing. Keep in mind that the instructions may be targeted to a specific part of the country and won’t work in your area. To ensure you are providing proper plant care, check with your local extension office or internet sites.
Gardening catalogs also offer all the equipment you could possibly need for any type of gardening. If you have a hydroponics garden you can order a timed water pump or artificial lighting. You can order hedging shears or pruners for shrubs, a mulch fork to spread wood chips, or a tiller to break up compacted soil. Many catalogs also offer you a large selection of gloves, making it easy to find a pair for any job, big or small. You can also buy any other necessary tools, such as sprinklers, hoses, shovels, rakes, and weed diggers.Gardening catalogs, above all else, are extremely convenient. If you do not live near a large nursery or garden center, it is difficult to find all of the things you need to start and maintain a healthy garden. Gardening catalogs give you more options and allow you to view everything available at once, rather than driving all over town. Whether you are in the market for seeds and plants or tools and equipment, a gardening catalog is the only way to go.
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