Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries
Serving Greater Cincinnati

5 Tips for Getting a Jump on Your Garden

Spring weather is nearly here, so now is the time to prepare for sunshine, green grass, and blooming gardens! Planning now for your plantings and outdoor spaces is sure to pay off, so let’s get started.

white basket with faux flowers and Welcome written on it
Flower box from Goodwill

Here are five tips to get your garden ready for spring!

  1. Gear up for the season. Gardening is tough on clothes, so make sure you have protective wear that can get dirty while keeping you cool this summer. Ohio Valley Goodwill is the perfect place to find gardening shirts, shorts, comfortable shoes, hats, and sunglasses for less!
  2. Clean the debris from your flowerbeds and garden, including dead leaves and other garden waste. This is also a great time to check on your tools for the season. Make sure you have what you need to tend to your outdoor spaces. You can find small gardening tools at your nearest Goodwill thrift store!
Colorful birdhouse from Goodwill
Colorful birdhouse from Goodwill
Hanging pot planter from Goodwill
Hanging pot planter from Goodwill
  • Make any necessary repairs to your outdoor spaces. The winter can be tough on things left in the elements, so check your fences, trellises, and outdoor décor so you can find and repair any damage. Need a small toolbox to keep in your shed? Check Goodwill! When you pay thrift prices, you can easily stock items in different areas of your home, so they’re always there when you need them.
  • Start your early indoor planting. Planting fruits and vegetables from seed is more economical, but it takes time for the plants to mature. Now’s the time to give them a head start! Plant your seeds in small containers and let them germinate inside. When it’s warm enough, you can relocate them to the garden.
  • Plan your outdoor décor. Before the pressure’s on to place your outdoor furniture for the season, think about what accent pieces you’ll need to complete your space. Once again, Goodwill comes through with everything you need at great prices! Check your nearest Goodwill thrift store for unique planters, outdoor statues, signs, and more. These special touches will create a space that speaks to your style.

Think Goodwill. Think Green!

When you let Goodwill help you prepare for your first blooms, you’ll not only save some green, but you’ll also show kindness to Mother Nature. Shopping at Goodwill thrift stores gives new life to items that might have otherwise gone to the landfill. It’s a great way to do your part as you prepare to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Find your nearest Ohio Valley Goodwill thrift store and pick up everything you need for spring!