30 Walmart Things That'll Be Helpful For Your Garden
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This lil' creature measures 9.75" x 5.75" x 7" and weighs just under three pounds.
Promising review: "Y'all! This hedgehog is ADORABLE! Added the perfect touch to my small farmhouse themed porch. Quality is great and price is affordable!" —Sierra
To be more specific, it won't hurt your plants even if over-applied up to three times the recommended amount. And there are detailed instructions on the back of the bag for common plants like tomatoes, carrots, shrubs, and more.
It's actually safe to use on hundreds of plant species and works in a variety of climate and soil conditions. Each eight-pound bag comes with a scoop applicator. Just apply to your vegetable gardens, mulched areas around ornamental trees or shrubs, and raised beds. Each pound covers 40 square feet and the whole bag covers 320 square feet.
Promising review: "Pricey, but excellent. Perfect for anyone who wants to fertilize and forget for up to four months. Formula is perfect for countless plants, flowering and edible, that do not call for high nitrogen fertilizers." —William
Because it's made of galvanized steel with a powder coating, it's waterproof and rust-resistant. That means you can safely use it outdoors — but it's also nice enough to be used indoors, too!
Promising review: "We bought this to plant all our herbs and are very happy with it. The depth allows for a decent amount of soil which is good for deep roots and it's big enough to hold all our various herbs. It takes some time to assemble, but once it's done, it's very sturdy and the draining system helps avoid soggy roots. The wheel makes it so easy to move around (to the sunlight). All our herbs are doing great this year." —Vince
The mini solar panel on each stem gathers sunlight during the day and illuminates the flower for up to eight hours at night after it's fully charged. It's weather-resistant so no need to worry about a little rain.
Promising review: "I unpacked these yesterday and got them in the sun by 11 a.m. As of this morning, at 6 a.m., they are still illuminated. They are gorgeous, and pretty at night AND during the day. So pleased with this purchase!" —Mommie14
Price: set of four for $45 (also available in hydrangeas and pansies)
This mat measures 17.75 inches long x 11.75 inches wide x 1.5 inches thick.
Promising review: "I'm not getting any younger. Scrubbing the floor/floorboards, behind the toilet, bottom of tub, refrigerator, lower cabinets, gardening on my hands and knees kills me these days. I was skeptical this wouldn't be thick/sturdy enough to use for all of the aforementioned tasks. Boy, am I glad I was wrong! If you're looking for a great 'kneezy,' this one is it. It's supportive, cushioned, wipes clean, and has a carrying handle. Definitely worth your time and money." —Aiko
Use one packet per one gallon of water for in-ground and outdoor container plants; use one packet per two gallons of water for indoor container plants.
Promising review: "I use a water gallon bottle to water my plants. These are perfect. Pre-measured and easy to pour into the small opening of the bottle. Little pricey compared to the bag, but I don't waste any trying to get in small hole of gallon jug." —DJLOVES
Price: $10.82 for a 24-pack
It's a shovel, root hatchet, and root saw all in one.
Promising review: "This shovel is a game-changer. Great for roots or digging holes for planting. Like magic everything turned to butter." —Amelia
This set comes with six pieces of edging border, each piece measuring four feet in length. Reviewers say they hold up well even after being exposed to extreme weather, weed eaters, and mowers.
Promising review: "Not a landscaper by any stretch of the imagination, but my wife and I tackled this project anyway. What an easy install!! We knocked out over 130 feet in just a few hours. Really great product!! Impressed with the quality/thickness of the material, but it's also flexible. Makes nice turns, just need to take your time and lay things out properly." —John
Price: $55 for a six-pack (available in black, brown, and red)
This kit includes a clear plastic humidity dome, a watertight base tray, 25 peat pellets, a kelp-based vitamin sample (to help your seedlings grow), and six plant markers. It does *not* come with seeds.
Promising review: "Got these to help me get started on my little herbal garden. To my surprise, I managed to get some sprouts within 72 hours of planting. Super easy to get that garden you always wanted started." —Cherisa
This bin, which is made of recycled plastic, has a 37-gallon capacity. Because it has two compartments, you can fill one side while the other side cures. Plus, the large openings and removable door make it easy to add scraps/clippings and remove finished compost.
Promising review: "We were able to fit a lot of gardening waste in this big dual composter. We were pleasantly surprised. Spinning is easy. A lot of pieces to put together, but with two of us we got it done in 15-20 minutes. Not hard just tedious. Very pleased with the results." —Craftynaynay
Promising review: "So cute! perfect size and beautiful colors. I love it!" —ddangzzing
This tray includes long-handle tool holders, short-handle tool holders, a drink holder, and a water-resistant compartment to keep your cellphone safe from the elements. It fits most four, five, six, and seven cubic-foot wheelbarrows and stays securely attached at angles up to 90 degrees.
Promising review: "Love this!!! A great idea turned into a functional product. It's awesome. Keeps everything together and clean, out of the mulch and mud. No more running back and forth to the shed. It's a shed on wheels. Transformed my wheelbarrow. Highly recommend, you won't regret buying this cool new product." —Kelly
Promising review: "This dump cart is perfect if you want to work smarter rather than harder. Well-made, easy assembly, easy loading/dumping. Pneumatic tires attribute to easy maneuverability over various terrains. Excellent choice over the standard single tire wheelbarrow. Great value!" —LW
Promising review: "These gloves are super! The quality is very good because of the leather fingers and palm areas." —Christine
Price: $14.97 (available in sizes S–L)
This set includes a12.6-inch trowel, a 12.6-inch cultivator, and an eight-inch pruner. All of them have soft-gel grip handles.
Promising review: "Makes me smile while working in the yard. Pretty and useful. Weight is perfect and so far, have held up very well." —Cindy
The small precision blades can cut all the way to the tip and reach into tight spaces — making them great for intricate snips. They also have a spring mechanism that gently opens the blades after every cut to help reduce hand fatigue caused by repetitive cuts. It comes with a blade cover, too.
Promising review: "For those who have arthritis or other issues with their hands, these are great!" —Scott
This set includes five edging panels, with each panel measuring 22 inches wide x 18 inches tall x 0.25 inch thick. They measure nine feet in overall length when connected together.
Promising review: "Very sleek and hardy design. The quality is great and would highly recommend." —YD
Price: $68.95 for a five-pack (available in two colors)
Here's how to use it: 1) moistened the cut ends of the cuttings 2) stir the cut ends in the product 3) remove excess powder by tapping on the rim of the container and 4) plant the treated cuttings in a rooting medium such as potting soil. Reviewers say it also works with cuttings placed in water.
Promising review: "This is my go-to for rooting plants. I have about a 95% success rate using this. (The other 5% is due to 'operator' error.) It's inexpensive but don't let that deter you. It takes very little to get the job done and a jar lasts for a very long time." —GWTWMOM
Promising review: "Amazing! Very aesthetically pleasing, wood is waterproof, and things grow so fast in here!" —Maggie
It also comes with a swivel for easy hose attachment.
Promising review: "I love this timer! I can turn on the water for the trees and walk away and not worry that I forgot to shut it off! It's perfect for watering areas with just the right amount every time!" —La
You can toggle between six light colors (cool white, warm white, red, green, blue, and purple) and the "fade" mode, during which the six colors will automatically cycle through. After charging for eight hours during the day, they can stay lit for eight to ten hours at night. These lights are waterproof and have a working temperature range of -4℉ to 104℉. No wiring is needed — they can be inserted directly into soil or mulch.
Promising review: "These lights are just as awesome as the pictures displayed. They were easy to install and look awesome. They come with extenders to make them higher to spread the pattern wider." —Angela
Price: $54.99 for an eight-pack
Promising review: "This hose holder is well-made and so pretty. I love the color and design of it. I put a 50-foot hose on it without any issues but also think you could a much longer hose on it." —Billie
It's designed to prevent bursting and comes with a ten-year warranty.
Promising review: "Purchased this as a replacement for our other hoses that have blistered and then broken with use. This hose is really easy to maneuver and expands as needed to stretch to another space. Really pleased with it and likely will purchase the 100-ft version as well." —Melissa
Price: $44.94 (originally $62.49)
This light has 36 lamp chips in total, with 24 red lights and 12 blue lights. It comes with three timer setting options (which allow up to three, six, or 12 hours according to plant needs) and five dimmable modes. It can be plugged in via a USB connector. The clip can attach to any surface up to three inches wide.
Promising review: "Clips onto pretty much anything and offers several modes and intensities of light. I am not exactly sure what the difference between the color modes are but I have kept mine on the red 12hrs on/12hrs off setting and my three succulents under it have noticeably grown." —Shannon
It holds up to 16 ounces of nectar. All parts can be removed and are dishwasher- safe (except for the LED).
Promising review: "It's beautiful and the light on it works well at night. Looks so pretty day or night. My hummers love it, too, which is what's most important. Super easy to fill and clean, no leaking, no pesty ants, wasps, or bees to interfere with the hummingbirds. Gave one as a gift first to my sister then decided I had to have one, too." —Jan
It's enriched with Miracle-Gro plant food to help promote strong root development. You can use this for both in-container plants and in-ground plants.
Promising review: "I was unable to keep two plants looking healthy. Was given two new ones with directions to plant with peat moss. Now, have four healthy looking rhododendron plants thriving. My ground was just too hard and mostly clay. Peat moss saved the day and plants." —Barbara
Price: $5.97 for an eight-quart bag
The handle measures 45" and the claw works on all soil types, especially after a good rain or watering.
Promising review: "I LOVE this tool! It works great. It's the perfect length for me. It is sturdy and super easy to use. There is no pressure or stress on my back although I do have to lean over to pick the weeds up off the ground when they slip out of the prongs sometimes. My biggest weed problem is dandelions. No more sitting or kneeling in the yard with a screwdriver for me. Leaves a relatively small hole in the yard depending on the size of the weed. I love it so much I bought one for several members of my family. Highly recommended!" —Mary
Reviewers say this 40-volt 20-inch mower is easy to set up and has a long-lasting battery life. It cuts up to ½ acre on one charge and has three modes: bagging, mulching, and discharging. When you’re done, the handles can be folded down for upright storage. It comes with a battery, a charger, a grass catcher bag, a side-discharge chute, a start key, a mulch plug, and an operator’s manuals. And you'll have peace of mind knowing there's a five-year tool warranty and three-year battery warranty.
Promising review: "I absolutely L O V E this mower. It's so much lighter than my gas push mower. I have a neck injury so I'm limited on how much weight I can handle. I opted not to get a second battery since I need to be careful about overdoing things. Anyhow, I mowed about 1/2 acre before the battery died...which I call a mandatory break. My neck or back didn't hurt at all. I am so pleased with how easy it is to start and stop this mower. No more pulling and pulling until your arms worn out, just for the gas mower to die out anyways. Even if your not injured this is the lightest, easiest mower I've ever operated. I'm 64 years old if it helps you any with your decision making process." —auiloks
Price: $294 (originally $328)
It comes with a universal sprayer nozzle that can be reused. Each bag covers up to 5,000 square feet. It uses a blend of nitrogen for growth, iron for greening, seaweed for resilience, and potassium for hydration management.
Promising review: "The ease of just hooking this on the hose and just spraying the yard down was great. I have seen a great improvement in my yard." —hill
Promising review: "Love this set! It's very sturdy, no problem to put together, comfortable, and looks great. Zippers on cushions so they can be washed." —teri
Price: $277 (originally $369)
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