Grow a bountiful harvest with timely garden maintenance. Arm yourself with a few basic tools, some time, and regular garden visits during the growing season to keep the plants healthy and more productive.

You don’t have to invest in every garden tool on the market. A shovel, trowel, weeding tool, gloves and knee pads are the basic equipment. If your budget is tight, ask friends and family in the garden if they have extras or can borrow.

Now you’re ready to go. Weed control is an ongoing task. Working in minutes of weeding time, however your schedule allows, makes this a much less overwhelming task. Put a bucket with your favorite weeding tools, gloves, and a kneecap next to the door. Whenever you have a few minutes between other activities, pull up some weeds.