Your Summer Garden Will Thank You for These Walmart Must-Haves
Make the most of the season with these gardening essentials that won't break the bank and will keep your lawn and garden looking fresh.
Summer is officially here, which means almost every part of the country is gearing up for peak garden season. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener looking to make chores and maintenance a little easier or you're a beginner who needs basic essentials to get growing, Walmart has everything you need (at affordable prices!) for a bountiful garden this year.
Raised Beds + Container Gardens
Whether you want to add more growing space to your existing setup or you're starting to prep for a late summer or early fall garden, raised beds and containers are ideal for almost any gardener, no matter the skill level. It's easier to control soil, drainage, weeds and sun exposure in containers than in-ground gardens. Containers are also great solutions for people who don't have yard space and want to grow plants on decks, patios or even small balconies. While containers often need more frequent watering than in-ground gardens, metal or plastic containers won't dry out as quickly as terracotta pots will. Find the perfect planter(s) for your space.
The sturdy enamelware-inspired metal planter with a stand features a powder-coated finish to resist rusting. The 30-inch height makes it perfect for waist-high gardening, and the compact space requires less water and weeding. The handles also make it easy to move around your porch or patio to catch a sunny spot throughout different seasons.
When deciding what to grow, the most important information to consider is your growing zone. Once you know you're growing zone and understand your climate, you can select plants that are best suited for your zone and planting time. Walmart has a great selection of easy, beginner plants that grow well in most growing zones. Even if you're not quite ready for a full-on vegetable garden and want to start small with a simple herb garden, you'll still reap many benefits of gardening like saving money on herbs from the grocery, adding pleasant fragrances to your outdoor space and even deterring some unwanted pests. Planting herbs alongside vegetables as companion plants can also help your veggies grow better and help attract pollinators.
This is the classic mint variety, with extra-large, fragrant leaves that lend themselves beautifully to chopping and crushing for use in desserts, drinks and even meat dishes (such as lamb). Plants grow easily and quickly, even in part shade, and can take over the garden if you’re not careful, so it's best to grow mint in containers. Harvesting often will help yield the best growth. Mint juleps, anyone?
Watering Essentials for Gardens + Lawns
Water is always important for plant care, whether for indoor houseplants or a small herb garden, but it’s especially important during the hottest part of the year. Investing in a good-quality hose, nozzle sprayer and hose reel for storage will ensure the chore of water feels like an easy, almost meditative routine instead of an inconvenient chore. If you have an extra thirsty lawn or landscaping bed, you might want to snag a timer to save yourself some time and sweat this summer. If your watering needs are limited to a few pots and planters on a patio or porch, a classic watering can will probably do the trick.
This digital watering timer will turn your hose faucet into a programmed sprinkler system in minutes — no more dead plants because you forgot to water them and no more soggy lawns because you forgot to turn the water off. Just set the timer and go! With a large digital display, oversized dial and simple controls, programming is fast and easy.
Garden Tools + Equipment
Keep your garden growing with tools that make garden chores and maintenance tasks easy, from trowels to wheelbarrows to garden aprons. Weeding, trimming, pruning, digging, planting, and more — no matter the garden task, be prepared with the right tool for the job with these top-rated picks.
Every gardener needs tools for digging. These durable steel tools from Expert Gardener are excellent for digging, shoveling, turning, scooping and cultivating a larger amount of soil and compost to prepare to plant flowers and vegetables in your garden. The comfortable, soft ergonomic grip makes working in your garden a breeze and reduces fatigue to help you get the job done.
Bird Feeders for Your Garden
To grow a successful garden, you need pollinators. Hummingbirds, bees and other insects visiting your outdoor space will ensure your plants produce a bountiful harvest. Beyond their pollinating duties, birds simply make a garden a more enjoyable place to be. From squirrel-proof bird feeders to avoid pest problems before they happen to feeders that add artistic flair to your garden, Walmart has a large selection of bird feeders to help attract birds to your outdoor space.
This charming lantern-inspired metal feeder offers a wide opening for easy cleaning and filling and a large seed capacity. The stylish roof design helps keep seeds dry from rain and snow. Its wraparound perch with eight ports provides more space for feeding.
You can create a tranquil paradise right in your own backyard with these outdoor must-haves from Walmart.