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5 Essential Accessories That Your Garden Needs Now

Lucy Mercer
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Garden Accessories | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Accessories help create a garden that’s easy to work and play in. Extras like planter caddies and rockers make the workload easy. The fact that they look good, too, is a bonus.

Our No. 1 pick for a must-have accessory is a garden rocker, like the Vertex Seat. Place it in your garden bed, sit down and lean forward to get closer to the plants. No more stooping to pull up weeds. It moves easily for access to your flowers and veggies.

More accessories for your summer garden:

plant caddy

2. Planter caddies. Love the look of terra cotta and stone planters filled with hibiscus, palms and other tropical plants? Beautiful as they are, they can be heavy, and one must consider the risk of the pot draining onto your deck or patio. Save your back and your deck by using planter caddies underneath the pots and enjoy the ease of moving the containers from sunlight to shade.

Watering Wand | The Home Depot's Garden Club

3. A new nozzle. Upgrade your watering game with a new watering wand or nozzle for your garden hose. Look for styles that will reach both hanging baskets and the shrubs at the back of the border. Be sure your choice has spray adjustments from gentle mist to strategic blast.

Find out more about garden hoses and accessories.

Flag | The Home Depot's Garden Club

4. Fly a flag. The red stripes and white stars of Old Glory go with every color in your garden. An American flag is a must-have outdoor accessory from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Flamingo | The Home Depot's Garden Club

5. A flock of flamingos. Bring a touch of whimsy to your garden with a flock of pink flamingos, a tiki or perhaps an angel statue. Express yourself with garden art and remember that your backyard, balcony or patio is your summer place to relax and enjoy.

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