If the old adage is true, all those April showers should bring a garden full of May flowers right about now. But if you’re looking out your window and thinking your garden could use a little boost, we’ve got you covered.
We rounded up a few great options to help your buds bloom, as well as outdoor accessories that should keep your flowers in tip-top shape for the rest of the season.
Back to the Roots All-Purpose Potting Soil
Most gardeners will tell you your plants and bulbs are only as good as the soil you use. This All-Purpose Mix from organic gardening brand Back to the Roots assures a nutrient-rich option that’s also peat-free, making it as environmentally friendly as it is effective.
Mountain Valley Seed Company Wildflower Seeds Shaker
Buying a pre-designed bundle of organic seeds is great for people who aren’t sure what they want to plant, as well as anyone leaning into the meadow-style aesthetic this year. This seed shaker contains a medley of wildflower seeds, ensuring a diverse mix of plants that will please pollinators this spring.
Plants.com Butterfly Garden Grow Kit
One of the best ways to attract a garden full of pollinators is to pick your plants accordingly, but deciding which plants are best can be overwhelming. This butterfly garden kit does all the research for you and includes easy-to-label gardening stakes, too.
VEIKOUS Rustic Raised Garden Bed
Whether you’re working with a sprawling backyard or a tight squeeze of outdoor space, a raised garden bed is a great way to add levels and layers. Plus, this rustic-style, cedar bed isn’t just aesthetically lovely. It’s also good for your back, making it easy to plant without bending or squatting. We can see it working particularly well for bushels of lavender or other stunning herbs, and it can easily move indoors for the winter.
Suncast Plastic Hideaway Hose Reel
A garden hose is a must for reaching all corners of your garden, but, we’re sorry to say, they can be unsightly. This simple hose hideaway in a sleek, wicker pattern pairs well with any style, making it an ideal option to stash and store your hose when not in use. Best of all, it has a handy hose guide and manual crank to help guide your hose back into place.
Back to the Roots Plantable Seed Starting Pots
If you’re starting with flower seeds, planting straight into the ground could be intimidating. Instead of using egg cartons or frustratingly small, mini pots, Back to the Roots offers these peat-free starting pots that you can plant directly into the soil once your seedlings are ready to be transferred.
Smith & Hawken Aluminum Pruner, Cultivator, and Trowel Gardening Set
Your flower garden is about to look great. This three-piece gardening set first attracted our eye because of its obviously adorable cottagecore-inspired pattern, plus the green and gold feel particularly on-trend this year. But along with being beautiful, the set is also rust-proof, sturdy, and has excellent reviews.
Terrain Coil Garden Hose
"Cute garden hose" doesn’t sound like it exists, but this coil hose is here to prove us wrong. Best of all, thanks to the design, this one is perfect for smaller spaces where hose storage might be an issue. Its coil naturally means it has a smaller footprint and is easier to stuff away than a traditional hose.
Niwaki Crean Mate Tool Cleaner
If you’ve pulled your tools out of storage for the season only to find they’re rust-covered and potentially in need of replacement, you’re not alone. But don’t toss anything away just yet. This tool cleaner promises to remove rust and other gunk where other cleaners might fail—just be sure to follow instructions accordingly.
Click & Grow Herb Shears
If growing herbs is part of your plan this season, you will definitely want a pair of dedicated herb shears. This petite pair is designed specifically for trimming off small pieces of herbs so that you don’t damage your plants.
Sunday Flower & Bloom Garden Naturals Plant Food Mix
Whether you’re working with pre-existing soil or you’re finding your flowers just aren’t blooming, this plant food mix from Sunday is here to help. According to the brand, this mix is specifically designed with healthy growth and vibrant blooms in mind, so with regular use, your flowers will reach their maximum potential.
Room Essentials Foam Kneeler
Gardening is known to be therapeutic for a multitude of reasons, but even if it’s great for mental health, it can still be tricky physically. Using accessories like this foam kneeler can help combat the after-effects of nurturing your garden, and we love the sleek and simple design of this pick almost as much as we love the springy, fresh color.
Bionic Women's Rose Gardening Gloves
There are so many great gardening gloves on the market, but if you’re dealing with roses—or any other prickly plants—you need them to be functional. This pair might not tick the kitschy or cute boxes, but they meet a far more important goal: they’ll protect your skin from pricks, tears, and poison ivy.
Smith & Hawken Large Steel Watering Can
While a great garden hose is often a necessity, some plants require the gentle touch of a watering can––especially more delicate flowers, or anything hanging. This steel and iron option has a rustic look that we love, and is the perfect size for holding enough water to help you cover a decent portion of growing space when you water.