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Sara Bendrick - Preparing your yard for springSara Bendrick - Preparing your yard for spring
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SARA BENDRICK

Preparing Your Yard for Spring

With spring just right around the corner, you might think this is the right time to start preparing your yard for warmer weather. And this yard, of course, wasn’t the exception.


 

One of the problems that it had is that it lacked functionality: the tools were everywhere and there wasn’t a place to keep yard materials. On top of that, it wasn’t all that visually appealing.

Since this is my best friend's yard, I wanted to help her organize this space so I teamed up with Suncast to get ready for spring and give all these tools a home before we tackle the rest of the renovation.

 

Tools were everywhere and there wasn't a place to keep yard materials...it wasn't all that visually appealing.Tools were everywhere and there wasn't a place to keep yard materials...it wasn't all that visually appealing.

 

As I mentioned before, one of the problems with this project is that there wasn’t really a designated space for the tools. All of them were just spread around the garden and inside the garage, which caused my client to have a hard time finding them whenever she needed them. So, I gave this yard a brand new shed.

I decided to use a Vertical Shed from Suncast to take care of this. It’s made out of resin, which makes it strong and durable and UV and water resistant. Plus, the inside can be customized to fit any garden necessity.

One of the things I like the most about Suncast products is that they are very easy to assemble. You don’t need power tools. Just a good ol’ screwdriver and a rubber mallet and you’re ready to go! I brought my dad along to give me a hand.

And with that, problem #1 was solved!

 

Sara storing yard tools in a vertical shedSara storing yard tools in a vertical shed

 

My friend/client is so excited to get her garden going this year that she had some bagged soil laying around but it looks messy just laying around.

Enter this cute Small Deck Box from Suncast. It did the job perfectly and, since it’s also made out of resin, it’d be very easy to clean as well. Mild soap and water would get rid of any dirt or grime.

Want to know something cool? It can be used as a seat! Small, cute, and functional. What’s not to like?

 

Sara putting bagged soil into a deck boxSara putting bagged soil into a deck box

 

Storing a hose can be a whole ordeal; if you don’t have the patience and the time, you can end up with a tangled mess that can take a long time to fix.

When I noticed this was another thing the client was struggling with, I thought of bringing a Slide Trak Hose Hideaway from Suncast to the space. It helped her keep her hose neat and organized, finally forgetting about the tangled nightmare.

And it didn’t need any assembly, so we were pretty much ready to go!

Another great thing about Suncast is that a lot of their products have similar colors and styles, so clashing colors or styles wasn’t a problem at all.

 

I thought of bringing a Slide Trak Hose Hideaway...it didn't need any assembly, so we were pretty much ready to go!I thought of bringing a Slide Trak Hose Hideaway...it didn't need any assembly, so we were pretty much ready to go!

 

Now, covering up an AC might sound like something trivial but in highly visible areas its a good idea so the space looks more like a yard and less like a utility area!

I had many options to choose from, but found that the Outdoor Screen Enclosure from Suncast was the best one for this yard. However, this time, I went for white, to complement the grey shed and the house and bring it all together. Otherwise, it would’ve looked a bit too dull and flat.

It was very quick and simple! All I needed was a hammer and in less than 10 minutes, my friend’s side yard had a new organized and put-together look, ready for spring!

 

Outdoor screen enclosure covering up an AC unit.Outdoor screen enclosure covering up an AC unit.





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