Landscape design can make the difference between a showy and practical garden and a basic (often minimally functional) backyard. Often getting involved in the landscape can funnel all the focus into exciting construction like swimming pools, outdoor rooms or decorative patios. Make sure that some of the less glamorous, practical aspects of the garden are not overlooked. Whether you want extra space for keeping yard tools, building supplies or gardening materials, don’t forget to design in space for a garden shed.
Use a shed for a wall. Sheds are perfect designed against walls. Put them against stable block walls or house walls or other solid walls that will help support the shed. You can use a shed as a divider between different parts of the garden or get creative and build them into fencing or use them to create their own walls.
Place a shed where it will be useful. On a large piece of property, a shed will save you multiple trips back to the house. Sheds are convenient near herb gardens and vegetable gardens where you are likely to want to grab a tool to take a quick snip or carve an instant hole.
Check out different designs. Sheds come in many designs from simple vinyl kits to elaborate miniature houses, themed structures or home-built constructions of any style you’d like. You can invest as much or as little money or work into your garden shed as you want. You can make your shed simply useful or turn it into an asset as décor or a focal point of your landscape.
The important thing is to make sure you incorporate at least one shed into your landscape design plan. Even if you hire help to work on your garden, you will need tools and supplies. You’ll thank yourself for making sure you design a shed into your garden – especially when you’re working on a project and need find those materials or tools you want right there, conveniently located in your handy storage shed.