Equipping a Gardening Shed

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated May 4, 2016)

For many people, equipping a gardening shed is nothing more than grabbing a bunch of different tools, and putting them into the shed. While this method has indeed worked for many people, it is not the best way to make sure that you get the most out of your gardening shed. By following these guidelines you will be able to have exactly the tools that you need. Furthermore, you will also ensure that you don't have too many tools, and that you can actually get around in the shed.

  • Size. Before you begin equipping a gardening shed, you need to know the size of the space you are working with. This simple bit of information will help make sure that you don't get anything that is too big for the shed. Furthermore, if you know how large of shed you have to work with you will have a more realistic idea of the amount of stuff you can actually store in it.
  • Budget. Part of equipping a gardening shed is creating an actual budget to work with. What this means is that you need to realize you may not be able to afford all the tools and materials that you would like. However, by creating a realistic budget that you can work with, you will know what you can get and what you can afford. A side benefit of having a budget is that you don't really have to worry about over stocking your gardening shed.
  • Cover the basics. When you first start equipping your gardening shed, you need to make sure that you cover the basics. This means that you need to get things like a lawnmower, trowel, watering can, pruners, rakes, hose, and so on. While it may be nice to get some of the more exotic or specialized gardening tools, it is not really practical to do so until you really need them.
  • Know your needs. An important part of equipping your gardening shed is to actually know your needs. This means that you need to know what your are planning on using your gardening space for, and what you have in it. For example, if you do not have any trees in your landscape design it really doesn't do any good to have any tree pruning tools does it?

Keep in mind that while these are some good guidelines, they are exactly that—guidelines. This means that you are free to do some experimenting as you begin equipping your gardening shed. After all, guidelines are just suggestions, not hard and fast rules.

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Lee Wyatt

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