Have you thought about where to store your tools or materials after you have completed a landscaping project? So, what options do you have? You could think of throwing everything away or donate it. Alternatively, you could get a suitable place to store your equipment awaiting the next landscaping project. But where can you keep equipment and other items without littering your compound or garage? If you are thinking about keeping your landscaping and gardening supplies for future use, then you need to consider renting a self-storage unit.
How much space do you need?
The amount of space that you require will be determined by the amount of supplies and equipment that you have to store. For instance, if you are storing a few hand tools such as trowels, and rakes, a 5*5 space is enough to take care of your storage needs. Storage units offer storage space for a few hand tools and also large areas required for storing piles of stones, wheelbarrows, bags of dirt, tillers and much more.
If you are storing numerous items that you need to access easily, then it is recommended that you have a bigger storage space. A 10*15 or a 10*20 space may be best. Having larger storage area makes it more convenient to access your supplies in your unit without hustle. Lastly, you need to remember that most of the storage facilities have strict policies about storing hazardous materials in their premises. Individuals should not store insecticides or other flammable materials such as gas and fuel in the storage units as it is hazardous.
Where to store gardening and landscaping equipment
When looking for a suitable storage space for your equipment and other supplies, you need to keep in mind that most of these tools are costly. Therefore, you need a storage facility with some degree of protection against break-ins and damages. Experts recommend that you choose storage facilities with 24-hour camera surveillance, trained technicians, and a resident manager.
You also need to look for storage facilities with climate-controlled storage. It is necessary, as it helps to protect your power equipment against damage from moisture and extreme temperatures. It also contributes to keeping materials such as mulch in dry condition. Moist storage space can stimulate mold growth.
Preparing landscaping and gardening equipment for storage
All the equipment used in landscaping and gardening need to be cleaned before storage since dirt, grass and debris will draw insects and stuffiness in the storage unit. All the sharp supplies such as hedge clippers and tillers need to be properly wiped and sharpened so that they will be ready for use in the next gardening or landscaping project. Electrical equipment such as lawn mowers and edgers require special maintenance before storage to keep them in good condition
So, store your landscaping tools until next season, knowing they are safe, accessible and ready for use when you need them. Happy gardening!