Adding a small garden shed in your backyard is a great way to keep all of your growers supplies organized. You will save space in your garage or shed (the most likely places to store yard tools when you don't have a garden shed). In addition, it will be a lot easier to find what you are looking for when you know that everything you use in the yard is kept in one spot. If you have even a small backyard, a shed will maximize the space you do have by containing the clutter. Here are some general tips for purchasing and putting up a new garden shed.
Determine the right size shed for you. You can buy garden sheds in just about any size you want, from tiny structures that will hold your mower and a few hoses to large ones big enough to keep an office in. Decide on the right size by determining exactly how much you want to store in that shed and what kind of space is available in your yard. And remember, if you live on a big farm or property, it doesn't mean you have to go for a bigger model just because you have the space.
Look for shelf space. Having a lot of shelf space is very important when it comes to a functional garden shed. Most of the items you will want to store in the shed are medium size to small, and the more vertical spots you have for storage the better. Shelves, hooks, ceiling overhands, and so on are all important. If you're going to store everything from garden tools to winter tires in there, you're going to want to be able to keep things organized.
Do you have to put it up yourself? You might love to do building projects, but if you don't then it is likely you can find a shed that store professionals will put up for you, at a price not much (if at all) more than what a competitor is asking. If you're living in a townhouse it may be worth it just to avoid the hassle of getting the shed from the store to your house!
Pay attention to lighting needs. A lot of people forget that some kind of lighting is needed in a garden shed. The door won't be sufficient; with just a little light it isn't only hard to find what you need, a shed can be downright creepy. Put it close to your house so you can hook up a light, or else make sure the shed has a few windows.
Once you have that shed up, it can be used to organize any number of things. From pool accessories to kid's toys, a garden shed is guaranteed to reduce clutter in your yard, your shop, and your garage. Brought to you by ghentlandscape.com landscaping and property maintenance specialists.