Easy Ways to Organize Garden Gear

Tired of wasting time searching for the specific gardening tools you need? Use one -- or more! -- of these creative storage ideas to keep all of your gardening supplies neat and tidy.

Horticulture Host

Load a patio serving cart with plants, tools, and pots, then wheel the all-in-one gardening center wherever you need it to go. Purchase a cart with wire or slatted shelves to allow for drainage and easy cleanup.

 

Raw Materials

Build your own custom potting bench from 2x4s and plywood. For a long table, include a central leg for stability and support. Sand away potential splinters, then paint, stain, or apply polyurethane to preserve a rugged look. The shelf above this potting bench was created using an old wooden palette.

Hanging Out

Transform a kitchen towel bar into a patio storage space. Using S-hooks, dangle potted herbs, gardening supplies, or barbecue tools from the thin metal bar. 

Tip: Use chalkboard paint to label herbs!

Found Order

Rescued from the trash and hung high on a wall, a bookcase offers long, shallow shelves ideal for organizing garden containers. Below the bookcase stands a dresser. The top of the dresser was wrapped with tin, which allows the piece to function as a convenient potting bench. 

Handy Helpers

Keep frequently used gardening tools close at hand using a key rack affixed to the side of a potting bench. Hat and coat hooks work well for larger or more substantial items.

 

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Garden Central

Create an all-in-one gardening center with nothing more than a corkboard and some office supplies. Cover the corkboard with burlap and add wall-mount file bins, binder clips, and miniature baskets to create a go-to spot for gardening catalogs, planting guides, seed packets, and markers.

Plus-Size Storage

In this potting shed, large galvanized-steel basins keep garden tools upright in the corner and corral bags of soil and fertilizer. Roomy canvas bags placed on higher shelves store outdoor cushions and towels.

Inside Out

If space allows, furnish your garage with a dedicated gardening corner. Outfit the space using repurposed indoor items, such as display shelves, a peg-style coat rack, and kitchen cabinets and countertops. Plentiful storage space will keep necessary items on hand but will reduce the amount of visible clutter.

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