How to Start a Garden

Create a planting bed for flowers or veggies in 8 easy steps

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Garden rake
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Spade

You'll need a hose, a garden trowel, a pitchfork, a rototiller, a sod cutter and a hand-held spreader.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Fertilizer
  • Mulch and/or peat moss
  • Border