Like many homeowners, you might require a backyard shed to store your gardening equipment. But the shed itself can serve as an eyesore that detracts from your overall landscaping. The key is to carefully plan the landscaping around your shed, so that it blends in seamlessly with the rest of your backyard.

First, of course, you want to choose a location for your shed that is convenient for use without placing the shed directly in the middle of your view. Its purpose is not to become a focal point, after all. But after placing your shed, you can certainly use various landscaping tricks to help it become an attractive part of your overall scheme.

Then, consider a pathway of sorts. Anything from stepping stones, to slices of an old stump, to a more sophisticated paved path will work. When you install a pathway to your shed, the building itself will feel more intentional.

Next, consider various plantings to accentuate your shed. Shrubbery will help it to blend with the rest of the landscaping. Or, consider lattice along one side, and plant a climbing vine. If your budget is tight, simply placing a few larger potted plants around the entrance to the shed can help it seem more inviting.

How about a small flower garden along the sides of the shed? Simply turn the earth, add a border, and remember to add attractive mulch to preserve moisture and protect your plants from weeds.

If your shed has windows, installing window boxes planted with flowers and herbs will add a quaint touch. Add a small bench or other decorative object out front, and your shed will look more like a cute guest cottage.

If you want to conceal the shed, a living wall or a row of taller hedges can do the trick.

For more backyard landscaping ideas, give us a call. We can discuss your goals for the space and then help you decide upon a plan that suits your needs.