Get Your Backyard Ready for Spring! 4 Steps to Maintaining Your Garden Sheds


Spring is here, and the weather is getting warmer. Now that the snow has melted away, it’s time to start working on your garden shed. If you’re like most people, you probably have some basic tools that you use for gardening. We’re going to take a look at each tool in this article and discuss what needs to be done at the end of each season so everything will be ready for spring planting.

Sweep out leaves and debris.

Sweep out the leaves and debris from the floor. Use a broom to sweep up any leaves that have fallen inside your shed, then throw those into a pile for easy disposal later. You should also remove any cobwebs that have collected on the walls, shelves and other surfaces in your shed. Vacuum out any cobwebs that are clinging to hard-to-reach places like top of shelving units or in corners of the room.

Clean out storage bins/baskets if they’re dirty (again). If you have baskets or bins inside your shed—like ones for storing tools or gardening supplies—make sure you do an inventory of what’s inside them so you know what needs to be cleaned or thrown away before spring arrives! This is especially important if you’re using these containers for food storage; make sure none has been contaminated by mold or mildew before either tossing it completely or washing very thoroughly with soap and water (and rinsing again thoroughly after drying).

Make sure your tools are in good working order.

If you are not a gardener, then this might be news to you: getting your shed in shape for spring isn’t just about cleaning out the cobwebs and making sure that everything is where it should be. It’s also about making sure that all of your tools are working properly. If they’re not, and they need work done on them (for example, sharpening or replacing), it’s best to get started on that now before it gets too warm outside.

If you don’t use certain tools very often (in other words, if they’re never used), consider getting rid of them so that they don’t take up space in your shed. For example, if you have a lawn mower at home but rarely use it because there’s always someone else around who can do it for you—or because there are many other people who have their own lawnmowers—then there’s no point in keeping one at all. Similarly, what good is an old rake unless it gives me an excuse to go outside every week?

Clean and sharpen pruners.

Step 2: Clean and sharpen pruners.

Who doesn’t love a good garden shed? The best way to keep that feeling going is by making sure it stays in good shape. Start by cleaning off any dirt from the outside of your shed, then sharpen or replace any blades that aren’t sharp enough for cutting through branches effectively. Sharpened tools will make work much easier, so this step is well worth the time investment!

Clean out your gloves of dirt and grime so they can dry out before spring.

Cleaning out your gardening gloves is important because they need to dry out before you store them for the winter. If they are damp or wet, mold will grow and cause them to get smelly. Moldy gloves are no fun at all!

One way to clean them is by taking a scrub brush and scrubbing off any dirt that may be stuck on there. You can also use an old toothbrush and some dish soap if you want an even better clean job done.

The next thing to do is make sure these gloves don’t get wet again during storage—putting them in a plastic bag works well for this purpose.

Finally, make sure the space where the gloves are stored does not get too hot (like near a heater), or too cold (like in an unheated attic).

Check for cracks around windows that let warmth and light in during the winter.

The first thing to do is check for cracks around your windows. These can let heat, light, moisture and pests into your shed. If you have any problems with this, you need to fix them now!

You’ll also want to check for cracks around the windows that let dirt in during the winter or spring.

Protect you seeds from rodents by storing them in containers lined with cedar shavings.

Protecting your seeds from rodents is easy. Place them in a container and line the container with cedar shavings. Make sure to keep the seeds in a dark and cool place, however, as light can cause them to lose their viability.

It’s important to clean up your shed at the end of each growing season so everything will be ready for spring planting.

Cleaning out your shed at the end of each growing season is a good idea for several reasons. First, it gives you an opportunity to get rid of any old or unused items that don’t belong there anymore. Second, the change in temperature and humidity can encourage insects and other pests to invade your garden shed if it hasn’t been cleaned properly. Finally, getting rid of all that old stuff will leave room for organized storage during the next growing season!

So what do you need to organize? Here are some suggestions:


You’re ready to hit the ground running, and your garden shed will be there for you. The shed is an important part of your garden because it stores tools and supplies that you use throughout the year. By making sure everything is in tip top shape before spring comes around again, you can make this season even better than last one!

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