Spring is almost here, and that means it is just about time to prepare for the gardening season ahead. To that end, the following garden storage tips will let you spend your time focusing on landscape maintenance instead of searching for the tools you want to use.
- Store your long-handle tools like rakes, hoes, and shovels up on hooks. This will keep them out of the way and within easy reach when you want to use them.
- Use a hose wheel to keep your hose tidy and prevent it from developing kinks.
- Invest in storage bins and baskets to hold items such as gloves and other small tools. This makes finding them easier, but it also gives you a convenient carrying case to take them wherever you want to use them in the garden.
- If your garden tools are rusting, fill a five-gallon bucket about halfway with sand that's been soaked in linseed oil. Stick the tools in the bucket, and they will remain rust-free.
- Install sufficient adjustable shelving. This will make it easier to store pots, garden sprayers, gas cans, etc.
- Incorporate a workbench. Your bench should provide enough space for simple tasks like potting or tool repair.
- Use the wall space. Install small shelves along the walls for storing nuts, bolts, seeds, etc. This makes these items easy to find, makes good use of otherwise wasted space, and helps keep the garden storage area free of clutter.