The first day of summer is just around the corner, and most regions are already in full-fledged gardening mode. That means it’s high time to pick your plants, sow your seeds, and—no one’s favorite task—get your garden shed in order.
But why does the garden shed have to be the bane of the backyard? This year, make your garden shed both useful and beautiful. Clear the cobwebs, shoo the spiders, and take stock of what you have. Replace dingy garden tools with sturdier ones, check your gloves and boots for comfort, and make sure every item has a designated place. We think that the more efficient your setup, the more you’ll enjoy gardening all season long.
Above: An organized place for tools and supplies sets the right tone for the gardening season ahead.
Above: The Great Dixter Trowel from Dutch brand Sneeboer was designed by legendary gardener Christopher Lloyd of Great Dixter estate in England. Both the narrow, stainless steel blade and ash wood handle are made in Holland; $46.
Above: This Hand Leaf & Debris Rake from Sneeboer is perfect for cleaning up hard-to-reach areas of the garden. Handmade in Holland of stainless steel and ash wood, the rake is $26.
Above: These Opinel Hand Pruners come in dark blue or lime green, each with a beechwood handle and rust-resistant stainless steel blade. A simple switch adjusts to accommodate multiple branch sizes while reducing strain on your hand. Made in France, the pruners are $54 each.
Above: Spare your hands with Burgon & Ball Garden Gloves, made in England of synthetic and natural materials for the perfect blend of beauty and durability. The palm is padded for extra cushioning, stretch mesh between the fingers helps keep the hand cool, and a wrist strap stops garden debris from falling in. Available in blue (shown) or ivory; $38.
Above: The Laced Rain Boot by Danish designer Ilse Jacobsen is handmade in Europe from single-source rubber with ivory cotton laces. Available in women’s sizes 6 through 11 in six colors, the boots are $168.
Above: A customer favorite, this BPA-free Heritage Garden Hose is made in the US with solid brass, chrome-plated fittings. Lightweight and slim, the hose comes in five colors including the green shown here, in 50-foot ($59) or 100-foot ($98) lengths.
Above: Take good care of your garden hose and you’ll extend its useful life. This Galvanized Hose & Utility Hanger can hold a 100-foot hose filled with water. It’s also useful for corralling extension cords and utility rope; $22.
Above: For overhead storage, this Protected Teak Wall Shelf comes in two sizes—55 inches and 70 inches long—and is made of durable teak wood treated for protection from sun and water; $178 for small and $228 for large.
Above: Protect your tools from weather by storing them inside the shed. This heavy-duty Universal Garden Tool Rack comes with five adjustable rubber clips capable of gripping almost any garden tool; $38. Fit more tools by adding more Extra Wide Tool Rack Clips; $12 for two.
Above: Terrain’s Ultimate Garden Cart is aptly named; its aluminum frame won’t rust or warp, and solid rubber tires with polished chrome spokes will never go flat. Made in Maine, the cart is $288 at Terrain.
If you haven’t settled on a setup for your porch or patio, see In the Outdoor Room, One Piece Makes All the Difference. For more, visit Terrain on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest.