Gardening tools can be a pain to organize. They are small and easily misplaced, but organizing them properly is crucial for your gardening experience. In this article, you will learn how you can properly store your gardening tools and equipment so that you can have an easier time organizing them next time you need them!
Put Away Larger Tools When You Don’t Need Them
Larger tools take up a lot of space no matter where you put them, so storing them further away might be a good idea. Try to find the best storage units near your area so that you can place them there and get them whenever it’s time to use them again. They won’t bother you anymore and you can focus on organizing your smaller tools.
Make sure they’re stored away safely and cover them up if they’re out in the open. Keeping them placed together will help you find what you need even faster and organizing your tools like this can also make sure that none of them get damaged or broken because they were left exposed to the elements.
This can be very beneficial because you won’t have to waste time looking for them. This will allow you to spend more time organizing other parts of your garden instead, giving it a better look and making sure that everything grows properly without any problems or issues occurring along the way.
Make A Tool Shed
Reserve some space inside your backyard to construct a small shed where you can keep all your gardening tools and equipment. This will be a place to store them after finishing with the garden work so that they don’t get wet or dirty.
It is important to make sure your garden tool shed has enough space for organizing your equipment, as well as room for storing some other things like soil and fertilizer bags, pots, hoses, etc. If possible include shelves on which these items could also hang up in order not to take additional space (hanging them from walls). You should put together everything making it easy to find what you’re looking for when needed. Having everything at hand makes working more efficient!
Gardening tools are usually heavy-duty pieces of equipment made of hard material, so it’s important to store them in a place where they won’t get wet. In the outdoor shed, you should have shelves or hooks for organizing smaller equipment that is not as heavy and can hang from walls or stick out of racks on which bigger tools are kept.
Use Containers For Smaller Tools
Smaller gardening tools should be put away in containers when they’re not in use. You can get rid of many problems like this. Here are some tools you should put in containers:
- Small pitchforks
- root rakes
- hand forks and spades
- digging forks
These shouldn’t be left on the ground or thrown in a bucket. Instead, put them away in pots that are specifically designed for organizing smaller tools. These tool organizers typically consist of several pockets with either zippers or velcro closures to ensure your tools stay safe and clean when properly organized.
Label Your Gardening Tools and Equipment
Put labels on all your garden tools when organizing them. This way, the labels will help you find what you need more easily and also prevent any confusion as to where each tool goes when it’s time to put things away.
Be sure that your labels are able to stay on throughout the gardening season even if they get wet or dirty with dirt from outside. You can use a label maker for this purpose, but there is an easy DIY option too: cut small strips of duct tape and write directly onto these using a permanent marker pen (the kind used for labelling).
The most important organizing tip? Take care not to leave out any tools! If something does go missing then just replace it so that everything can be stored in its proper place without fussing about trying to locate the missing item.
If you organize your tools correctly then it will be easier to use them when you need to, and also much more pleasant for everyone organizing the tools afterwards!
Create Groups By Which You’ll Store Them Away
It is also smart to create groups of tools that you will store them in. For example, one group might be for roses and another would contain all the other gardening items such as shovels, rakes, etc. In organizing your garden tools, it is important to create groups so everything has its place.
You’ll need a good storage system if you want to keep everything neatly put away while also having easy access when needed. This can include shelves or cabinets with drawers where each section will hold an organized set of tools according to their purpose and use throughout the year (e.g., weeding/pruning shears).
As mentioned above, organizing your gardening equipment by type makes sense because they do different things. However, organizing by season may make more sense depending on what types of plants or flowers you tend to grow and what time of the year they bloom.
Specific tools that are needed for specific types of tasks should be stored together so these can easily be found when needed. For instance, organizing your shovels by size makes sense because there will always be a need for different sizes depending on where you are digging in order to plant something new, etc.
Put Fertilizer Away So That Only You Can Reach It
Make sure that fertilizer is out of reach of pets and kids when organizing your gardening tools. Keeping fertilizer in an easy-to-reach location will hurt anyone who comes into contact with it. It is best to store the chemical away from any water sources or places where small children play, like sandboxes or poolside. It can be dangerous for kids and pets if it is spilled or has not been properly stored.
You can preserve your fertilizing chemicals by storing them in a dry place because moisture can make the chemical less effective over time.
Keeping your gardening tools organized is crucial for both you and your garden. Make sure you have the big equipment stored safely away somewhere where they’re not bothering you. Make a tool shed and get containers for smaller tools. Label them and organize them in groups so that you always know where to look for which type. Also, make sure the fertilizer is out of reach for pets and kids and that it’s kept dry and safe. Good luck and have fun with your next gardening project!