Landscaping around a garden shed may seem like an impossible task but it is possible with a little imaginative thinking. Firstly treat the shed as a completely separate entity; in the same manner you would treat your house. By thinking in this fashion you will try to accentuate the beauty of the shed by regarding it as a feature instead than disguise it.
It is important at the beginning of the project to assess the condition and visual appeal of your shed. If your shed is in bad condition or is painted in a vile colour you may wish to consider replacing the shed for one that is more aesthetically pleasing. It may also be possible to improve the appearance of your shed by repainting it in a colour that more pleasing to the eye. Replacing your garden shed might not have been a cost that you have considered in your plans to landscape around your garden shed and your budget could be seriously affected. You must consider that no amount of landscaping will improve the sheds appearance if the shed looks awful to begin with.
The next step in the process is to create a path from your garden shed leading to other areas of your garden. This helps create the impression that your shed is a genuine part of your landscape, using a pathway can help to accentuate the colour contrasts with in your landscape which could be designed around your sheds exterior paint colour.
Once the path is completed it is time to consider planting, many professional landscapers decide not to plant around a shed which can work well for a shed of small size. If your shed is larger planting around it can easily result in the landscape looking tasteless, particularly is many different types of plant are used in planting. This can be easily prevented by incorporating bushes and trees within your landscaping, trees and bushes work well surrounding a shed due to their neutral colours and easy maintenance. Another bonus to using these types of garden plant is that you can choose trees that will produce fresh fruit each season.
A final factor you may wish to consider when landscaping around your garden shed is creating an entryway by adding steps the entrance of your shed. The reason for taking this approach is that you are enhancing the appearance of your shed rather than ignoring it. Adding steps to the base of your shed adds definition to the structure in the same principle as it would to your house, gazebo or pool.
In short landscaping around your garden shed need not be the difficult task you imagine as long as you actively include your shed within your landscaping plans and try to positively improve the perception of the shed rather than hide it away. Approaching the problem of landscaping around a shed in this way allows your garden to be practical as well fulfilling all your other requirements to ensure it is a beautiful garden you can be proud of.
Source by Jenny Austin