The Shedstore Blog

  1. A Tidy Shed Makes For a Better Garden

    A Tidy Shed Makes For a Better Garden

    Top Tips for a Tidy Shed

    It’s that time of year when your shed becomes messy. None of us can help it, in spite of our best efforts. Inevitably, rain arrives as you finish mowing and it’s a case of ‘quick, get the mower away’ and it’s never in the right place, comfortably nestling under the benching. Nope, it’s slap-bang in the way of the door. Same with the mountain of now redundant cloches, tangles of netting, tumbleweed and horticultural fleece. But you can change your ways. Really. 

    Chuck It

    The first job in tidying a shed is to throw away anything that is surplus to requirements. It is so much more efficient to take a photograph of the can of paint, for matching purposes, than keeping the can itself. Or paint a swatch onto a piece of old wallpaper and write the brand and shade on the back. The contents of the can will most likely be ‘off’

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  2. Top 5 Bistro Sets

    Top 5 Bistro Sets

    Beautiful Bistro Sets

    There are few things in this world more civilised than a bistro set. The perfect place to sit and enjoy morning coffee, the ideal setting for an alfresco lunch, and the ultimate accompaniment to an evening glass of wine with a loved one, the bistro set is wonderful outdoor furniture to suit almost any occasion.

    What’s more, bistro sets are relatively inexpensive, beautifully stylish and incredibly easy to store, making them the obvious starting point for any garden furniture collection.

    Here at Shedstore, we stock a fantastic range of bistro sets, suitable for every type of garden. Let’s take a look, in no particular order, at five of our favourites:


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  3. Top 5 Timber Garden Design Features

    Top 5 Timber Garden Design Features

    What Your Garden Needs

    Your garden is an extension of your home and, just as your home wouldn't be the same without a few essentials (a sofa, a bed, a dining table, to name a few), your garden won't be the same without the following Top 5 Garden Essentials. And, being experts in all things timber, we're showing you the wooden garden essentials, of course..

     

    1. A Garden Shed

    Taking care of meticulously planned out borders, carefully designed lawns and quirky ornaments requires at least a few pieces of gardening equipment. Unless you want incessant complaints from your significant other, it’s probably worth investing in a proper storage solution for these tools, rather than carefully balancing them behind the back door (a disaster waiting to happen). A wooden shed is the answer.

    Perfect for storing tools and children’s toys, or even acting as a tranquil spot within which to relax aft

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  4. How to Keep Your Patio Weed Free (and Moss Free Too)

    How to Keep Your Patio Weed Free (and Moss Free Too)

    Patios are emerging from the dark winter and wet spring looking worse for wear. Algae and moss are causing major slip hazards and weeds are emerging from every poorly mortared joint. But sorting them out can be easy and highly satisfying.

    A weedy patio

    Weeds

    Get yourself a comfy kneeler, sink to your knees and do your weedy business. Make sure you get every scrap of root out wherever possible as perennial weeds (dandelions are one of the worst culprits) will regrow. Annual weeds are best removed before they start to flower and set seed. It will save you a whole heap of problems later in the year

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  5. Bored With Retirement? Turn Your Shed into A Workshop

    Bored With Retirement? Turn Your Shed into A Workshop

    You’ve worked hard all your life and it was a wonderful feeling, retiring. For the first time in life, you experienced a real sense of freedom. And when you and the other-half finally holidayed in that far-flung place you’d always dreamed about? Well, it was an experience you’ll never forget.

    Since those halcyon days, you’ve cleaned out the shed, got the garden looking great, visited the grandkids ‘down south’ and… And?

    There’s something missing, isn’t there? A man or woman who was as busy as you shouldn’t be watching daytime TV. You want a little project to get your teeth into, don’t you?

    All you need is an idea…a little bit of inspiration. Well, your wish is Shedstore’s c

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  6. Ten Perfect Planters for Your Garden

    Ten Perfect Planters for Your Garden

    A wooden planter is a garden essential. Whether you have a spacious garden and flower beds, a small courtyard or simply a balcony, garden planters are very much a ‘need’ rather than a ‘want’. After all, where would the world be without an abundance of plants, flowers, home-grown vegetables and herbs?

    Now we’ve established that you need a planter, you’ll be pleased to know that you’ve discovered the website of the UK’s leading supplier of wooden planters. Not only that, but you've landed on a page of our website dedicated to 10 premier planters from our fantastic range. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at them.

    3'3 x 1'4 (1.0 x 0.40m) Forest Lyon Trellis Planter

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  7. The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying A Shed

    The Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying A Shed
    A new shed is an investment in your home and garden - and it should last decades. Therefore, it is important to make the right choice first time. Here we have compiled the Top 10 Questions to Ask When Buying a Shed. Take time to think about each one. If you have any questions, our friendly UK-based customer service team will be happy to help you. Try our live chat feature or call 0333 003 0581.

    1. How much space have I got?

    5'x3' Lotus Pent Slate Grey Metal Shed

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  8. What to Look for When Choosing Garden Furniture

    What to Look for When Choosing Garden Furniture

    The garden is a place that is increasingly seen as an extension of the home - somewhere we can appreciate nature, yes, but also an area to relax with friends and family during the warmer, summer months.

    Just as we would never consider a sofa or table-free lounge, where we were forced to stand up to watch television or eat our meals, nor should the modern householder consider an empty garden, devoid of comfort.

    Outdoor furniture is simply a must if you’re to maximise enjoyment of your garden space. Here, we take a look at some of the options available to you, as well as showing you a range of Shedstore’s fantastic garden furniture.

    Rattan Gard

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  9. How to Choose and Install Border Edging

    How to Choose and Install Border Edging

    No Garden Design is Complete Without Border Edging

    Designing and maintaining an attractive garden is hard work. There is no doubt about it. Hours of planning, sowing, pruning and mowing (plus a whole host of other activities) are required to keep gardens presentable. Why then, ruin all your hard work by neglecting simple tasks? One such example is garden border edging. Omitting this vital finishing touch is a horticultural crime so heinous it could be compared to pairing a tailored three-piece suit with scuffed, unpolished shoes. Scruffy and unforgiveable. The separation between lawn and flower bed simply must be distinctly marked. 

    What type of border edging to use?

    Wood is the most common material to use as garden border edging; wood looks natural and blends in superbly with surrounding fence panels, 

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  10. 1600 Watt Turbo Electric Lawn Mower

    1600 Watt Turbo Electric Lawn Mower

    Here at Shedstore, we’re giving you the chance to win this fantastic 1600 watt turbo electric lawn mower!

    Cut your lawn with ease with this powerful 1600w Turbo Electric Lawn Mower.

    We’re hosting the giveaway over on our Shedstore Facebook page.

    To be in with the chance of winning this fantastic prize, all you need to do is – ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ one of the competition posts and then ‘SHARE’ the post on your own wall for your friends to see.

    Deadline is Sunday 7th October at noon and the winner will be announced on Monday October 8th 2018.

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