If you have ever done gardening, you know just how rewarding it might be – being able to immerse yourself in the process of growing plants and vegetables helps to reconnect with nature and create something that will give you joy and satisfaction.
However, taking care of the garden also includes quite a lot of work, and this work can get a lot more difficult if you don’t have a place to comfortably store all of your gardening equipment – dragging things in and out of the house can deter even the most enthusiastic gardener.
That’s why every gardener that’s serious about growing anything in their yard should strongly consider building a garden shed – it’s really not that difficult, especially if you use an Armstrong prefab steel building kit, and it has a lot more benefits than simply having a place to store your things (although that obviously is a big plus, to say the least).
So here are four reasons why you should build a shed for your garden:
Added Storage Space
Now this one does not need a lot of explaining – building a garden shed will allow you to dramatically increase your storage potential and help you finally get that garden equipment an easily accessible place. You can forget the days of dragging heavy lawnmowers or other equipment all the way to the house, where it can track dirt and be a general inconvenience.
Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to build a humongous shed – simply thinking through what you intend to keep in it will help you determine just the right size and it may turn out that a smaller shed suits your needs just fine.
Of course, you can’t take away the added benefits of owning a larger garden shed – you’ll always have additional storage for when you need to quickly store something, for instance when you are renovating your home and you need a place to temporarily keep the furniture.
A Great Place to Do Work
Although the obvious primary purpose of a shed is to store your gardening items, if the space, you can also utilize it by making it your work place. With proper lighting and electricity, a shed can quickly become the place where you can take up carpentry or some home improvement activities.
It’s great when you can take these types of jobs out of the house because, after all, it can get quite messy. Also, all the cutting, drilling and hammering can really be annoying to other house members, while when you work in a shed, it becomes a non-issue.
It Perfectly Complements the Garden
Now not all of you might agree with this one, but the fact remains – garden sheds are an almost inseparable part of gardening, so much so that not having a garden shed might almost make your whole garden seem incomplete.
After all, the garden is supposed to be a harmonious place, and a garden shed can provide a lot of balance with your beautiful flowers and plants. Besides, when you have a place to put all of your equipment at, that does not hurt the beauty of your harden as well – nobody wants to see a garden with stuff scattered around on the lawn.
You Can Have a Winter Garden
Now when you build a garden shed, its main purpose is quite clear – keeping your gardening stuff organized and easy to access. Perhaps a secondary purpose might be to have a workshop away from the house where you can unwind with your carpentry or other projects.
But an often overlooked potential of a gardening shed is that it can even be used for gardening itself – when winter months come, you might still want to keep your gardening hobby going, and the perfect solution for that is to have a winter garden.
Of course, it will require a little bit more initial work in the building stage – the plants will need sufficient lighting and heating, but the rewards are well worth it. You’ll have a place where you can grow flowers or vegetables all year long, no matter how chilly the weather might get.
This article was written and provided by Jeremy – who works with All Sheds. Founded in Shepparton in 1983 as a family owned and operated sheds building company.