3 Things To Consider Before Getting A Garden Shed

Last updated on March 31st, 2024 at 10:47 am

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We all know how beneficial a shed can be for your garden. It grants you some extra storage space and can be used in lots of fun ways. If you want to know how to make the most of your garden shed, check out this post here

For today’s post, we’re thinking about the situation before you get a shed. Sure, one is beneficial, but is it right for your garden? Don’t make the mistake of buying and building a shed, only to realise it produces more cons than pros. Three crucial things should be considered before you do anything else: 

The Ground

Or, to put it another way, where will your shed be placed? Is it going to sit atop some grass or will it be on the patio/decking? This is really important as your garden might not have a suitable area for your shed. If you’re putting it on the lawn, it could cause issues with the soil and lead to sinkage. Then, you’re dealing with a shed that sinks into the ground and requires expensive repairs. 

Sheds on solid surfaces make more sense. If you don’t have a solid surface and your garden is pure grass, don’t worry. You can buy shed bases that sit below the turf to provide the solid structure needed. Always keep this in mind before you get a garden shed or you will run into problems. 


Following on from above, garden sheds may create shade. This isn’t always a bad thing, but it can be awful if you grow plants in the garden. Ensure the shed doesn’t cast any shadows on your plants or flowers. If it does, these things won’t get enough sunlight needed to grow healthily. 

It’s possible that you can’t place your shed anywhere without creating shade. If that’s the case, you might have to reconsider your garden layout. Perhaps it’s better to move flowerbeds or plants to different locations. Or, you have to accept that a shed won’t work for you.


Why are you getting a shed? What’s its purpose? If it has no purpose, is it worth buying? Don’t get a shed just because other people have sheds. If you have a garage to store garden tools and you have no issues with storage space, a shed might not be worth buying. 

You must consider this as so many people buy sheds and never use them. You’re excited when you first get it, but then it rarely sees any use. There’s no point wasting money on something you don’t have a proper use for. Those of you that will benefit from a shed should go ahead and get one. Those that won’t should think about other garden improvements instead. 

Always think about these three things before getting a garden shed. It’s a beneficial investment for some homes, but not for others. Considering all three things above will ensure you don’t waste money or run into any complications. Think about your garden and where the shed can go, but also think about why you’re getting one. 


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