Outdoor Lifestyle

  1. Prepare Your Greenhouse for Winter

    Prepare Your Greenhouse for Winter

    As winter’s frosty jaws bite deeper into the soft underbelly of autumn, now is the time to get your greenhouse sorted. No one wants tender plants to be savaged by the cold. Obviously.

    Choose a relatively warm, dry day and get everything out of your greenhouse. Give all staging a wash down with soapy water including the glazing. Pay particular attention to the nooks and crannies or anywhere that bugs can overwinter. Let it all dry and then put your plants back in. Diseases will be reduced and light levels maximised.

    If you can, put all your plants together on the staging in one half of the greenhouse. Choose the half away from the door. You can then put up a curtain of bubble plastic at this halfway point, in effect halving the length of your greenhouse. This will help in keeping heating costs down and your plants snug.

    The rest of your glazing can be insulated using bubble plastic. It’s easily fixed to both timber and metal framed greenhouses. The

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  2. Choosing the Perfect Playhouse for your Child and Garden

    Choosing the Perfect Playhouse for your Child and Garden

    Childhood playtime should be all about playing together, role play, imagination and connecting with the world around us. A playhouse can offer all these things.

    As children are exposed more and more to screen time, social media and gaming, a playhouse can help keep a balance with good old traditional play.

    So, you’ve decide to add a playhouse to your outdoor space, perhaps as a birthday gift or Christmas present. Now you need to decide on which playhouse is the one for you and your family.

        

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  3. 4' x 2' Store-Plus Log Store Giveaway

    4' x 2' Store-Plus Log Store Giveaway

    Here at Shedstore we’re giving you the chance to win this fantastic Store Plus Log Store which will make the ideal addition to any garden, patio or outside space. The Log Store from the Store-Plus garden storage range. A compact and highly practical wooden garden store, this simple log store will help to dry out your logs so you get the maximum heat benefit for your fire or woodburner. The open-slatted construction allows good airflow, whilst still providing some protection from the elements. The Log Store is made from rough sawn European softwood, having a slatted roof, open slatted sides and floor, with a fully open front for access.

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

    To be in with the chance of winning this Store Plus Log Store, all you need to do is – ‘LIKE’ our Facebook pag

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  4. Forest Small Slender Planters Summer Giveaway

    Forest Small Slender Planters Summer Giveaway

    To celebrate the upcoming summer holidays, here at Shedstore we’re giving you the chance to win 2 beautiful ‘Small Slender Planters’, which will make the ideal addition to any garden, patio or outside space. The pressure treated Slender Planters have an elegant design with a contemporary twist, featuring a metal detail top. There is no doubt that they will create the perfect focal point for your garden. They look beautiful with their natural timber finish, but can also be painted any colour of your choice if you would prefer.

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

    To be in with the chance of winning these excellent set of two planters, all you need to do is – ‘LIKE’ our Facebook page, ‘LIKE’ one of the competition posts and then ‘SHARE’ 

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  5. Top 5 Uses for Corner Sheds

    Top 5 Uses for Corner Sheds

    A corner shed makes full use of those awkward spots in the garden and can, with a little creativity and imagination, be much more than a simple shed.

    Running power to a shed opens up a lot of possibilities. Lighting will help you use the shed beyond the hours of daylight and can convert a shed, with a little insulation, into anything from a home office to a back-garden pub. We look at some different ideas to help you make the most of your shed this year.

    Uses for corner sheds

    The peace and tranquillity in your garden can be utilised to great effect by converting your corner shed into mini library. Books are beautiful but can clutter up a house. Shelving, lighting, an old comfy chair and you'll never want to leave your own reading room. And no television noise in the background.

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  6. Top 5 Small Corner Summerhouses for 2017

    Top 5 Small Corner Summerhouses for 2017

    With summer finally here, we look at the top 5 small corner summerhouses for 2017 to help you make the most of the weather and your garden this year.

    8' x 8' Shire Barclay Corner Summerhouse (2.3x2.3m)

    Benefits

    • Supplied dip treated
    • 1 year guarantee
    • High grade Northern European Pine
    • Ring gate latch door closure
    • Tongue and groove floor construction, well-known for its strength, durability and weather resistance
    • Corner design maximises use of garden space
    • 2 person self-assembly in approximately 6 hours

    Why it’s a great choice

    • Full length glazing in windows and doors allowing natural light to flood into the in
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  7. Shed designs to suit every garden

    Shed designs to suit every garden

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    Here at Shedstore, we offer a wide range of shed designs to cater to your shed storage and garden needs. These come in a variety of sizes too. Have a look through our wooden shed design guide to see which one is best for your needs. Need more help? Call our friendly, knowledgeable customer service team and they’ll be happy to help you figure out which shed is best for you.

    Traditional Apex Garden Shed Designs

    Nothing beats the traditional design of an apex shed. A mini-house designed for all your gardening bits and bobs, mach

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  8. Grasmere Set of 3 Planter Summer Giveaway

    Grasmere Set of 3 Planter Summer Giveaway

    Summer is getting closer and we are well and truly ready to be spending more time outside, enjoying the sunshine in our gardens. Here at Shedstore we’re giving you the chance to win this beautiful ‘Grasmere Set of 3 Planters’ which will make the ideal addition to any garden, patio or outside space. The stylish rectangular design of this Grasmere Planter Set provides an attractive place for growing and displaying a wide range of plants.

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

    To be in with the chance of winning these excellent set of three planters, 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 2nd July&nbs

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  9. The Best Shed Storage Ideas This Year

    The Best Shed Storage Ideas This Year

    Installing a shed is only part of getting the best from your garden. Making full use of all available space within the shed is of paramount importance. Hooks will keep bulky, unwieldy items off the floor and make use of wall space. Shelving, pegboards for tools and any sets of drawers all help keep gardening items neatly stacked away. Keep hand tools and anything you use on a daily or weekly basis to hand. Less used items can be stored in corners and hard to reach spots. And only store what you use. Don’t let your shed become a dumping ground for rubbish or a museum to old paint pots. Keep it pristine and clean with some of these great shed storage ideas.

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  10. Use Our Shed Plans To Build Your Shed

    Use Our Shed Plans To Build Your Shed

    Building your own shed may sound daunting, but when you order a shed from us, you’ll receive clear shed plans (instructions) for building your shed. Here are some example shed plans:

    Some top tips for you as you begin to build your shed:

    Before installing your shed, ensure your space is big enough. Sounds obvious – but it’s always good advice to measure twice and cut or install once. Foundations are essential if you want your shed to last for years. Plonk it on wonky soil and things will slip,

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