Avid gardeners often use their garden sheds for a number of purposes to help them organize their supplies and extend the gardening season. The shed can be an attractive addition to the yard and consolidates gardening supplies, helping people spend more time doing their yard work and gardening, instead of using their time sorting through the garage or basement for the things they need. Having a shed can also extend the life of plants and lengthen the gardening season.
The most common use for garden sheds is to store garden equipment and tools. The items used for gardening can be organised and stored easily, which makes retrieval fast. Garden Storage free up space from the garage or basement and in homes with attached garages, keep the indoor air cleaner, as well. Some gardening products like pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers emit vapors that can seep into the air in your home.
Some gardeners who raise plants in pots use their sheds to keep the plants from freezing in the winter as apposed to using the greenhouse. Adding insulation to the walls and roof and installing a space heater will keep the plants warm enough, especially if the shed has some windows. Since the temperatures will be cold, they may not require much water.
Another practical use gardeners make of their garden buildings is starting seeds for their garden that they can transplant when the weather warms. Using the shed instead of a room in the house keeps the mess outside and also benefits the seedlings because they’ll be more acclimatized to cooler weather than when grown indoors.
Seedlings need more sunshine than potted plants being stored in the shed, and as long as the building has access to electricity, it’s easy to set up grow lights inside to mimic the rays of the sun. Using the shed for growing transplants keeps the mess out of the house and provides easy access to the yard when the weather warms enough for hardening off the plants before transplanting.
Some gardeners make their own compost to save money and to reduce the amount of waste they send to the garbage disposal or the landfill. A cheap garden shed is a good place to keep a worm farm or the composting equipment. Sometimes compost attracts gnats and flies, and being able to move the compost into a structure away from the house cuts down on bug invasions as well as odors that may develop.