How Can a Shed Help You with Spring Gardening?

How Can a Shed Help You with Spring Gardening?

When preparing your garden and shed it’s always a good idea to take into consideration the season that you’re doing it in. A shed is always useful, year-round for summer when you need to store and regularly use tools or even winter when you need extra storage around the house. A little preparation before these season changes is advisable, saving you time in the long run.

Today, York Timber bring you some tips that will help you organize your shed for extensive use and how it can help your gardening this Spring and year-round.

Clean It Inside and Out
Clear all the mess inside your shed and ensure it’s clean for the coming year. Adding on mess on top more mess will only damage your shed in the long run. Remove all the debris and dirt by power washing it. You can hire someone to do this job, or you can do it even with your garden hose pipe if you’re ready to get your hands dirty.

If the winter months have been harsh on your garden, then the effects could still be showing in your shed.

Give It a Fresh Coat of Paint
After cleaning your shed, give it a fresh coat of paint. Especially, when a harsh winter has been hitting your shed daily, it eventually acquires some wear and tear. A fresh coat of paint will give it a new look and brighten up your garden for spring.

You can mulch around it outside when the temperatures allow you to. It will make your soil better for gardening and various other purposes especially benefiting your plants in spring and summer.

Add Shelving 
Your garden shed is excellent for storing your gardening tools and equipment, but you don’t want to be treading lightly around trying to avoid standing on them all.

Organise everything by adding some shelves, allowing you to keep dangerous tools out of reach of anyone that may stumble into them and potentially hurt themselves. Nobody wants a disorganised mess in their shed, keep on top of it.

Add Storage for Additional Plants
Adding a small storage section for plants that require some extra care before planting is often a good idea. Depending on the size of your shed, it comes in quite useful when planning your garden for spring.

It is important to protect these plants from the weather yet giving them the necessary temperature conditions for them to flourish.

Check the Condition of The Roof
Before starting the rest of your garden, it’s wise to check for any damage to the roof of the shed. It’s often easily forgot while it’s out of view, and you rarely get chance to go up there and check.

Left unchecked, it could potentially ruin the contents of your shed and cost you a large sum of money to fix or replace the tools and equipment inside.

Storing Soil
Storing soil can be a real pain without the added space a shed provides. Using a rubbish storage bin can be easily transported and will hold a lot of soil for spring gardening use.

Much easier than buying the soil as you need it, saving you money in the long run and a lot of time.

In summary, sheds are vital for any avid gardener, especially when you have a lot of expensive tools and equipment that need proper storage and care. Get and maintain a shed and see your garden reap the rewards.


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