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By Tim Sousa
If you look in the backyards and gardens around your city, you may very well see garden sheds in most if not all of them. They can add to the backyard decor, and they also serve a useful function for backyard gardeners, or any homeowner. There are several reasons that you should think about putting a shed in your backyard. Once you determine your needs for a shed, then you’ll be able to decide the best location and size for your garden shed.
Why would you need to put a shed in your back yard? Well, first and foremost, if you are serious about keeping up your lawn and your garden, you’ve probably invested a lot of money in tools and equipment. You certainly don’t want to leave your lawnmower, and all your gardening tools out in the weather to rust. You could keep some of your equipment in your basement, and some in your garage, but it’s often better to keep everything in one place. That is where a garden shed comes in. It keeps your yard and garden tools all in one convenient location.
Let’s assume that you have plenty of room in your garage for all of your equipment. It still makes sense to build a garden shed. You’ll still want a convenient place to keep gardening supplies, like seed, soil, weed killers, pesticides, etc. You could keep those in your garage as well, but isn’t the garage usually pretty accessible? If you have children, you would want to keep those garden chemicals away from them. A shed is much easier to secure than your garage. With a large enough shed, you can also add a potting bench, so that you can use the shed for repotting your plants, and putting together container gardens.
Once you decide what the shed is to be used for, you can decide where to put it. If you plan to use the shed just for storage, then it makes sense to put it in a convenient location. If you’re storing lawn tools, you’ll want to put the shed where it is easily accessible from both your front yard and your back yard. If you’re using the shed for gardening tools, then place it where it is convenient to your garden.
When you select a location for your shed, you may also want to take into consideration whether you want the shed to be tucked away in a corner, or use it as part of the decor. There may be a convenient corner of the yard that is out of the way, behind a tree or shrubs, so that the shed will be at least partially hidden. If you want to use your shed as part of the decor of your back yard and garden, you can always put it where it is highly visible. You can surround it with flowers and planters to make it part of your backyard decor.
If you are like most homeowners, a garden shed can be a valuable asset in helping to keep all of your lawn and garden equipment in one convenient location. Look around your backyard, and consider your needs and wants. Decide what your shed is to be used for, and decide on your location. Once you know what you want, and where you want it, you can find plans online to help you build your wooden garden shed, and take one more step towards turning your backyard into a relaxing oasis.
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