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  1. Simple Backyard Landscaping Ideas for an Attractive and Functional Outdoor Space

    15 Simple Backyard Landscaping Ideas for an Attractive Backyard
    Your backyard is the natural outdoor extension of your home. Coming up with simple landscaping ideas that promise to enhance your backyard space can be a fun (albeit tedious) project for any homeowner.

    You can transform your backyard into party central, a quiet sanctuary for you and your family, or something that’s nice to look at from your kitchen window.
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  2. 10 Gardening Shed Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Space and Workflow

    10 garden shed ideas that will transform your backyard space and your workflow

    A gardening shed is a must-have tool for any avid gardener. It acts as a home away from home during long days tending to your outdoor space. Most importantly, it’s a safe place to stow your belongings to shield them from the harsh weather.

    While a storage solution is convenient, it can also turn into a hassle if it’s not organized properly. It’s easy to misplace small tools, gloves, and other must-have accessories that make your life easier in the garden.

    To get the most from your shelter, here are 10 garden shed ideas that will transform your backyard space and your workflow.

    1. Start Fresh

    If you’re looking to overhaul a gardening shed and need to reevaluate space, it’s never a bad idea to begin by cleaning out your shed to analyze what you have inside. This will give you time to clean and make any repairs, which can increase the life span of a shelter. Once you’ve figured out where all your tools and belongings are located, make a storage plan. Whether you want to map this out in your head or on paper, figure out how to best utilize the space before placing items back inside. This will not only save time, but it could save money when you don’t have to run t

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  3. Grower's Guide: Planting in a Raised Bed Greenhouse

    Grower's Guide: Planting in a Raised Bed Greenhouse

    Happy spring! In our recent Early Spring Gardening Tips blog, we recommend a few great tools to help you start planting as soon as possible and extend your growing season. One innovative item mentioned is the raised bed greenhouse (or mini-greenhouse). Here, we’ll explain in more detail the benefits to these structures, what you can plant in them, and more.

    What’s a Raised Bed Greenhouse and Why Should You Use One?

    To put it simply, a raised bed greenhouse combines the compact design of a raised bed and the temperature-controlling enclosure of a greenhouse. These structures consist of a translucent fabric cover that attaches to your raised bed. A raised bed greenhouse’s unique design creates an optimum growing environment for seedlings even in the early stages of spring. Raised beds provide a portable structure filled with loose, aerated soil that eliminates the hassles of weeds, unwelcome critters, or frozen ground when planting. The greenhouse cover ensures temperature control with sufficient airflow so plants can grow in an ideal climate. With a raised bed greenhouse, plants get just enough sunlight, heat, and ventilation in order to grow more efficiently.

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    Here are a few more benefits of planting in a raised bed greenhouse:

    • Portability/More Location Options. A raised bed greenhouse allows you to plant virtually anywhere on your property. Because raised beds offer an elevated and portable terrain, tree roots, large rocks, or even lack of
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  4. Grower’s Guide: 4 Early Spring Gardening Tips

    Grower’s Guide: 4 Early Spring Gardening Tips

    As the winter season comes to a close and spring is just around the corner, we’re sure all you green thumbs out there are anxious to start your planting season. Well we’ve got good news –starting your spring gardening this month is completely possible! With a few useful tools and some careful planting, you can start working on your garden sooner rather than later. Check out these helpful tips for efficient and successful gardening right from the spring season’s start.

    Early Spring Gardening – It’s About Preparation

    You may be eager to grab your gloves, spade, and other gardening tools from storage and immediately get to work. But before you “spring” into the new season, make sure you properly prepare your outdoor space for easy gardening all season long. With that being said, clean up last season’s mess first and foremost. Winter probably left havoc in your yard – take care of that first. See what’s blown into your garden and clear it out. Pick up leftover foliage, pull overgrown weeds, and make sure your garden décor or accessories aren’t damaged if they weren’t put away for the season. Give pots and planters a good wash before starting new seedlings, and organize your garden shed sooner rather than later. Cut back perennials, aerate your lawn, and carefully fluff any mulch so as not to damage emerging bulbs underneath the surface.

    Know Your Zone

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    Winter’s end means very different climate expectations depending on your region. Even after the first official day of spring, the weather in your region may not be completely ideal for star

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  5. Organize Your Outdoor Storage Space with a Garden Shed

    Organize Your Outdoor Storage Space with a Garden Shed
    If your backyard looks like a mess, it'll be tough to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery come springtime. That's why the perfect backyard oasis starts with an organized outdoor storage space and garden shed. And if you're like us, you may already be thinking about gardening, early seedlings, and where to store all that garden equipment in a way that's easily accessible. You may event want your items stored under lock and key. The first step in creating a heavenly backyard space is to choose the best possible outdoor storage unit.

    Choosing the Ultimate Garden Shed

    Need a place to store soil for gardening? Hang garden tools for easier access? What about a safe, lockable space where you can store away pool equipment and bird seed? Finding reliable outdoor storage is the first step in creating the perfect backyard environment for you and your family. Garden sheds are great for organizing your items so they're out of sight, but easy to access and many are easy to set up and make perfect seasonal storage. Others offer great long-term storage solutions that won't break the bank. So how do you find the garden shed or outdoor storage space that's right for you?

    Measure Your Space

    It may seem silly, but make sure that you have the proper permissions to set up a storage unit on your property. Find out what your building codes are, and make sure you're legally allowed to set up that extra storage for your backyard or patio area. In most cases, this isn't an issue but you will want to be sure. If you're renting, make sure that your landlord gives you the green light to set up a stylish garden shed or extra outdoor storage space or unit in your backyard. Next, measure your space. Figure out how much of your backyard space you want to designate for storage. Based on the available space you want to use for your unit, you'll be able to narrow down the different options.

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