Two tips for those who are doing big solo garden projects in rural locations


If you need to overhaul a large garden which is in quite a rural location, and you'll be taking on this task alone, you might want to take a moment and jot down these tips.

Get the soil delivered instead of transporting it in your own vehicle

This type of big garden project will require you to use lots of gardening tools and supplies, which you will need to transport to the garden. Unless you will be driving a large truck to this location, you will probably find it hard to find space in your vehicle for all of these supplies. However, if you cannot squeeze in all of the gardening items, you'll have to make the long drive to the garden site, drop off the items you were able to fit into the vehicle, and then return home, pick up the remaining supplies and drive out to this location again.

If you don't want to do this, then you should find out if there are any soil delivery services who are prepared to travel to the rural area where your garden is located. The reason for this is as follows; when it comes to garden supplies, sacks of soil are perhaps one of the biggest space-guzzlers. If you need, for example, a dozen sacks of soil for your garden project, piling all of these into your vehicle will probably leave you with no room for any other gardening tools.

Conversely, if instead of buying the soil in a shop and transporting it yourself, you instead order it online and have it delivered directly to the site, you will have a lot more room in your vehicle and will stand a better chance of squeezing all of the supplies into it and only having to make one trip out to the garden site.

Bring spares

If there are certain gardening tools without which you could not proceed with this gardening project, then you should bring spares of these tools with you to the site. The reason for this is as follows; if you break one of these important tools when you're gardening in the middle of nowhere, you won't be able to just pick up another one at a local shop (because the nearest gardening centre is probably very far away).

Furthermore, if you order new tools from an online gardening supply store, they might not deliver to your rural location or, if they do, it might take a few days for these tools to arrive. This setback could drastically alter the original timescale of your gardening project. However, by ensuring you pack a few spares, any accidental breakages that happen will not affect your plans.

For further tips, reach out to a garden equipment and supply company that offers soil delivery services.


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Winter proofing my garden

Winter is coming, at least to my garden. I am working on how to make sure that I protect my garden from heavy frosts this year because last year some of my bulbs and fruit trees suffered frost shock. Often the best way to avoid frost shock and make sure that you have a beautiful garden year round is to do some sensible prep work in winter including prune, mulching, and building shade clothes. This blog has tips for gardeners in cooler climates who like to have beautiful flowers and fruits all year round, no matter what the weather is like.