31 Jul Why now’s the time to spring into backyard action
Spring is sprung, the grass is ris,
I wonder where the birdies is?
Yes, it’s nearly spring, so you haven’t got much time to whip your backyard into shape!
Okay, we’ll concede that it’s probably not that urgent … and there’s a fair chance that your backyard isn’t really that ‘out of shape’, anyway.
But hopefully you know what we mean.
Before we know it, the weather will be beckoning us to spend more time outside.
Are you going to be backyard barbie ready?
Where do you start?
The first step to transforming your backyard into an outdoor destination is figuring out where to put your shed.
Then you can work out what else to do around your new focal point.
So we suggest you read our post Landscaping your backyard starts with a new shed.
You’ll also probably want to know How to choose the shed that’s right for you.
If you’re a keen gardener, we’ve given a bit of thought to What makes a garden shed a garden shed.
Then make use of The 7-step guide to preparing your yard for a shed.
In summary, those seven steps are:
(Trust us, it makes a lot more sense when you read the full article!)
Do you really need a shed?
If you’re still asking yourself “Do I really need a shed?” … firstly, wash your mouth out!
But, seriously, it’s a fair question and we think it’s asked more often by those who’ve never had a shed (or, at least, a good shed) or who don’t have any family or friends who’ve set the example.
That just means it’s up to you to set the example for your circle of friends.
After all, who doesn’t love a) the chance to one-up your relatives, friends, and neighbours and b) accepting lots of compliments about how smart you are and how well you’ve done?
If you’re trying to convince yourself (or your other half) that your backyard and your lifestyle will both be enhanced by adding a shed, here’s 33 things a shed is the perfect place for to get your imagination fired up.
Then there’s what’s probably the most straightforward reason to get a good shed: sensible storage.
You might well be decluttering some time soon, so here’s what makes A Stilla shed the ultimate spring-cleaning weapon.
The bottom line is that we all have things that don’t need to be in the house (think recreational gear, hobby equipment, seasonal things that don’t get used all the time, and so on) so the expanded, organised, and accessible on-site storage a shed offers is ideal.
But wait … there’s also cubbies!
So, we’ve got you thinking about a new shed and all that it can offer, but what about encouraging the kids to get outside more?
We’ve come up with 7 reasons you need to get your kids a cubby now and expanded on one of the most important with an explanation of why a cubby is The secret to short-circuiting your kids’ screen-time addiction.
We think we put forward a fairly compelling case why a cubby house is the ideal alternative that will help your kids develop healthy play habits, learn to thrive in their own physical and mental space, and improve their creativity, self-confidence, and independence.
And if you’re also spending more time outside, enjoying your shed and your yard, that sets a great example for the kids, too.
You’ve got about a month to make the right decision and get your big spring shed and cubby project organised, so check out our range of cedar garden sheds and cedar cubby houses, find a stockist near you (or drop us a line), and make spring-summer 2019/20 a transformative time for your backyard and your family.