Add a touch of organization to your
list of to-dos for the fall, and your gardening will be all the better for it next
spring. Hoses wont freeze if youll drain the pipes before rolling to store
them indoors. Mobile hosereels make this job easy. If you use a big pot or a tire planter
to store your hoses, move both into the garage. For wall mounted hose racks, fashion a
simple plastic envelope secured with duct tape, or purchase heavy plastic spare tire
covers with elastic banding. Such covers will suffice in all but the coldest climates.
A place for everything doesnt necessarily mean
everything in its place. But your chances of finding the tool youre
looking for increase with a garden storage wall. Simply fashioned from common building
materials, our storage wall has four basic elements. Wide shelves below create a useful
potting bench topped by narrower shelves to hold buckets, boxes, and small containers. Add
bins for soils and a tall section to hang tools backed by pegboard for easy organizing,
and youll find the trowel, and your gloves. Custom made of wood, or a wood bench
topped with heavy-duty plastic shelving, our design easily adapts to your space and needs.
Want to start seeds? Add a light fixture underneath one of your shelves. Like to keep
clippers, insect repellent and sunscreen close by while weeding? Store them in a handled
bucket to carry out into the garden. Add a bottle of water and youre ready for
Whether its hand tools, gauges and nozzles, seeds,
pesticides, plant labels, trash bags, gloves, watering cans, or bottles of fertilizer, put
it in a weatherproof container on the new shelves. Storage containers can be recycled
birdseed buckets, cafeteria cans, and old pots. But clever new products, many clear for
visibility and made of sturdy plastic for outdoor conditions, offer space saving shapes.