How to Set Up a Garden Shed

Updated February 21, 2017

Garden sheds provide a nice area to get out of the sun and work on potting or pruning plants. They also provide a good location to store all of your gardening supplies. For easy and function, have a shed structure installed close to your garden to eliminate unnecessary steps, then set up the shed with the items you need to keep your garden healthy.

Set up shelves for supplies such as fertilisers, potting soil, composts and pots.

Fill sealable containers with loose supplies such as the fertilisers, and label them so you know what is in each. Place containers as well as the pots and other supplies on the shelves.

Set up a potting work bench to use when working with individual plants or planting seed flats. This will keep you from having to bend over constantly.

Attach peg board to a wall of the shed and above the work bench. Use a drill to attach the board to the wall with screws.

Hang hooks and other hangers on the peg board for various gardening tools. Hang the longer tools such as shovels, rakes and hoses on the board attached to the wall, and hang the potting tools that would be of use when you are potting plants above the work bench. These would include hand tools such as pruning snips and hand trowels.


If you would like a green house for your recently potted plants, pull off a metal roof panel near the top and screw down a fibreglass panel in place of it. This will allow heat and light into the space.

Things You'll Need

  • Sealable buckets
  • Labels
  • Peg board
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Peg board hooks and hangers
  • Shelves
  • Tools and supplies
  • Bench
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Tara Dooley has written for various websites since 2008. She has worked as an accountant, after-school director and retail manager in various locations. Dooley holds a Bachelor of Science in business management and finance.