Here at The Garden Style Company, we’re all about gardening with all the style and panache we can muster. Every gardener has a guilty bit of garden that doesn’t quite live up their discerning standards, but with a little bit of expert help, we know that with enough time and effort, every bit of your garden can be show-ready.

 

Every gardener also knows that gardens need tools. We also need compost bags, seed trays, lawnmowers and all manner of extra kit to keep our gardens looking in tip-top condition. Of course, this is the sort of stuff we don’t necessarily want on show, and it’s also the sort of stuff we need to keep safe from weather and undesirable sorts.

 

This week, we’ve got a run-down of top garden storage ideas to suit every budget.

 

Garden Shed

A decent, good quality garden shed is at the top of every gardener’s list – and sometimes, non-gardeners too. There are millions of varieties of shed-style buildings out there these days. You can have everything from garden offices, extra sleeping space, and summer shelters. We’re focussing on the good old garden shed.

 

Sheds can be expensive but there are plenty of options out there. You can spend anything upwards of about £150 pounds on a typical shed. Of course, if you want to, you can also spend thousands – the choice is yours alone!

 

If you’re on a tight budget, check out online marketplaces like Gumtree and free listings in the local supermarket or newspaper – sheds aren’t massively common but they do crop up form time to time so it’s worth keeping your eyes peeled for a bargain.

 

When buying a shed, look out for materials, roofing, and size. Most lower price range sheds are made from softwoods and though they last a long time, they won’t live forever. Hardwood sheds will last longer than you are likely too but they can be prohibitively expensive. Make sure the shed is going to be watertight with good roofing. And finally, make sure it’s going to fit in your garden, and that it’s going to fit everything in that you want.

 

Tool Sheds

If you’re short on space, or don’t have as much to store, a dedicated tool shed can be an excellent choice. We’ve got tool sheds in two sizes; medium and small and naturally, as you’ve come to expect from us, they are made from the highest quality materials. Our medium tool sheds are perfect for storing tools like spades and forks and so on. Our small sheds are exactly the right size for smaller tools, pots, compost and all those half-used tins of paint we like to keep around.

 

Maintenance

Whatever size of shed or tool shed you go for, they will need to be kept in good condition every now and again. Every year, it’s a good idea to check out the roofing. From time to time, you will need to replace the roof felt or shingle tiles to keep it watertight. It’s also a good idea to give your shed a good coat of wood preservative and some stain or paint depending on the look you want to keep in great condition for years to come.