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4 Ways to Create an Organized Gardening Area

Maintain a clean and green space with these must-dos


A few potted plants can make us feel relaxed and refreshed. Since many of us are starting to take gardening as a hobby, it is important to note how we can keep the gardening station clean and organized, too.

Here are 4 easy tips to keep in mind.

Main photo from Lobster and Swan.

Read the original article ("An Orderly Garden") in the April 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details.  

Create a potting depot

Find an old, outdoor table and use it to set up your potting depot. Stash your pots, gardening tools, watering cans, and fertilizers there. You can use the surface when repotting your plants.

RL Tip: Remember to situate your potting depot near a water source. You may also turn the wall behind your table into a vertical garden! Click here to learn more about vertical gardening.

Put up a soil and gravel station

Turn a corner of potting depot into a soil and gravel station. Place a few jars and canisters of soil, sand, and gravel to keep these in place. Label them accordingly and you may also add a couple of wooded decor pieces as accents.

Identify your dirty station

Contain the dirt when transplanting your plants. Opt for a big tray that can accommodate your repotting and planting tasks.

Organize your storage area

Store your bags of potting material, pots and planters, and garden tools inside crates. Put them under your potting table or anywhere accessible. Seedlings ready for repotting can be housed in one of the crates as well.

RL Tip: Identical boxes provide a sense of uniformity as they significantly reduce visual clutter.

Styling by Tala Singson. Photographed by Paolo Feliciano. Shot on location at Sucker for Succulents.

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