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How to Care for plants

Posted by Tammy Sons on

How to Manage Your Plant Items

Plant items include fertilizer, compost, soil, tools etc. If you are someone who gardens frequently, it is important to manage your items so you know where to find everything. Anything made by you should be stored in a safe area and should be sealed tightly. If you are dealing with compost, it is important to make any plant materials in a container or bin to prevent making excessive materials. It is best to store items like compost in an inside area to prevent attracting rats and ants. If you have the extra time and money, consider getting a storage shed separate from your garage. There are a number of premade storage sheds and barns that can be bought from local dealers.

You can also build your own storage shed or you can even make your own greenhouse. If you cannot get your own greenhouse, then make plenty of room in your garage or basement area for you plant items. Leave an entirely separate area for your plant items. This will prevent your items from getting mixed up. If you are storing any item inside then make sure all items are being stored in a particular area. It is also important to keep the area free of spills and debris to prevent roaches and rats from getting into your materials.

If you are storing any item outside then keep it in an area that is neatly lined, preferably against a fence or underneath the patio area. You can prevent insects and animals from getting into your containers by setting up a fence barrier and by spraying pesticides around your stored items. If you are storing items outside, check the area regularly for signs of infestation.

Regarding tools make sure they are stored in a certain area. Tools should be cleaned regularly and be stored in an area where there is plenty of space. If possible, try to set up a go-to area where your tools can be placed or you can be placed them in a special box or drawer. Always keep in mind the temperature when placing items like soil or compost. Temperature can ruin plant materials and can be a waste of your money. When making compost, they need to be stored at a certain temperature. If you are looking for a place to store items consider the garage or basement area. There are a variety of ways to keep your plant materials organized, and it takes some planning and careful cleaning.  

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