For garden lovers, having a place to store all of your equipment and outdoor essentials are of great importance. Finding the perfect solution, though, can be a difficult task.
Outdoor storage space is an important part of any garden. From storing the lawnmower and sheers to keeping nutrients for your flowers and other produce, there needs to be some consideration.
We have included a list of the best outdoor storage solutions to help gardeners in the quest for space. These will help win the fight against leaving dirty equipment all over the house.
Sheds are available in a wide range of sizes, suitable for any sized garden, making for the perfect storage solution. Gardeners can invest in wood or metal sheds that can be fixed into space or portable, dependent on the requirement.
The best part about including a shed in your garden is the additional storage space that it provides. As well as providing additional storage, a shed can be used as an outside room. Commonly referred to as the ‘man cave’, the shed is a place that anyone can use for hobbies.
Tools and other garden equipment can be stored safely. This is especially important if there are young children that run around the property.
Tanks can be used for a number of different purposes. One of the most popular uses is to harvest rainwater, which is particularly common among self-sufficient gardeners. Water storage tanks collect rainwater, which reduces the dependency on other sources such as tap water.
While water tanks are often used in residential areas, many businesses also make use of storage tanks. These tanks can often be found in agricultural settings, because rainwater is better for plants. Natural nutrients, as well as the absence of foreign chemicals, aid the growth of plants and produce.
As well as liquids, storage tanks can be used to store compost, helping with the growth of plants and produce. Used much the same as traditional compost bins, organic materials can be placed inside the tank, producing compost.
For gardens that are not blessed with large amounts of space, owners should seek practical storage solutions that have alternate uses. This is where outdoor seating solutions with storage space are indispensable.
An outdoor storage bench is one of the best available multi-purpose pieces of furniture available. This creates the feel of a bigger outdoor space by almost hiding your storage space. The only drawback of storage furniture is that, while they are an efficient use of space, very rarely can they effectively be used as the garden’s primary storage solution.
Storage benches and sofas should be used as an additional solution,easily storing small equipment and/or children’s toys to avoid damage. This practical piece of furniture will help to keep the garden from becoming cluttered.
Garden cubes are very similar to multi-purpose furniture. However, these are designed to be kept towards the edge of the garden, rather than providing a central piece. Cubes are available in a wide range of sizes, making them a suitable addition to any home.
Aside from the traditional shed, garden cubes are the best storage solution on the market. Depending on the size, cubes are suitable for storing electrical equipment, such as lawnmowers and garden strimmers.
Garden cabinets provide an excellent solution for storing tools safely, although can be a costly expense. For a good quality garden cabinet, you can easily spend upwards of $100, with larger cabinets closer to $200. We recommend that you consider the viability of other options before settling on a cabinet.
Garden cabinets can also provide a good space to store a bike when it is not in use. Many owners store bikes in the shed, often thrown on top of other equipment. This leaves the owner having to pull everything out when trying to reach something on the bottom of the pile.
A cabinet can be utilised exclusively as a storage space for bikes. This will then keep them out of sight of anyone who may be able to look directly into the garden. Bikes are valuable items that can temp opportunists if left in full view, but out of your sight.
These are just a few of the best garden storage solutions available. If you do decide to invest in anything that we have listed above, you will be well on your way to maintaining an attractive garden.