Crafting your Custom Garage Potting Center

updated
May 10, 2023
Potting bench with pots and gardening supplies.
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When it comes to your garden, your potting station is command central. This gardening essential keeps tools within easy reach, provides a spot to store bags of soil and fertilizer, and offers a work surface for starting seeds and repotting plants. A potting station is also a convenient spot to arrange a bouquet of flowers, set down a basket of herbs, produce, or any other treasures harvested from your garden. No matter how you choose to use your potting station, once you have one, you may wonder how you ever did without this gardening staple. Utilizing a potting center, garage cabinets, and concrete coatings on your floor can ensure you have a functional and attractive home base for your gardening projects.

Importance of an organized garage for safe and enjoyable gardening

When it comes to organizing your tools, safety is the #1 priority. To this end, you’ll want to keep items off the floor whenever possible to avoid slips, trips, and general clutter. You will also free up so much more room for garage storage and avoid impossible-to-sort-through piles by moving your storage solutions to the walls, shelves, or overhead. Depending on your tools needs, and garage layout, thinking through your organizational systems and prioritizing quick access to your most essential tools will help you keep your garage a safe space for garden prepping and storage. We’ve compiled a list of the the top 10 tools that you will likely be using on a daily basis as you tend to your home garden; the ones every gardener should keep on hand and well-maintained. Check out our list and understand where you need to invest in a few more essentials.

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Designing your Potting Center

Before you begin designing your dream potting center, you’ll what to think about where you’d like the potting station to be. Do you wish it was conveniently located in your garage, but don't currently have the space? Working with a Webfoot design consultant can help you better utilize your existing space.

Many potting stations have a three-tier system: vertical storage for storing tools, a main work surface, and a lower cabinet for stashing pots and bags of soil and amendments. Beyond that, there is plenty of opportunity to customize it to best suit your gardening needs. Consider adding custom lighting or drawers to store additional tools and supplies. A custom garage storage solution that meets all of your gardening needs is possible with Webfoot. Together with a Webfoot design consultant, you can design a cabinet system that can hold your tools, matches the color of your walls, and is a perfect size for your space.

Maximizing Storage Space

Investing in a custom storage solution for your gardening tools will help you maximize the available space and keep things tidy while allowing you the flexibility to play with the designs you prefer that fit your specific needs. Thanks to new design capabilities, equipment, and professional design companies like Webfoot, it is now possible to custom-design garage cabinets that meet the needs of many customers. You can have cabinets of any size, design, and layout that perfectly fit your garage space and specific needs - like gardening! 

Custom cabinets designed for garden storage.

Concrete Coating as Flooring

We ask a lot of our garage floors, and concrete coatings can extend the life and durability of this vital part of the home. With gardening comes mud, dirt, spills, and mess…that’s part of the fun! Luckily, concrete coated floors are extremely easy to clean. In fact, one of the primary reasons for having a floor coating is the ease of maintenance. Because our coatings are non-porous, oils and other fluids will not seep in and stain permanently. No special products needed here, all it takes is soap, water, and a brush or mop to clean a Webfoot coating. And if you plan to spend more time in your garage during gardening season, then an easy-to-clean floor coating will make your hobby that much more fun. 

Garage floor with concrete coating.

Maintaining an Organized Space

Start with an organized garage, and stick with an organized garage. When it comes to your potting center, it’s important to keep your workspace clear. We have a few strategies for maintaining your gardening garage storage solutions. 

  • Store most-used items like garden shears where they’re easy to reach: hung from a hook on a slat wall, tucked in the top drawer or placed nose-down in an empty pot. 
  • Gather together loose ends, such as plant labels, waterproof pens and reels of twine, in empty terra-cotta containers, glass Mason jars or bins. 
  • Group similar-use items together so that you’ll know where to find them. For example, put all drip-irrigation supplies in one bin. 
  • Put away tools as you leave the garden or finish a project and sweep the work surface clear of potting soil.
  • Reserve the lower level for storing large pots and bags of soil, manure, bone meal or fertilizers. Put the fertilizers in bins with sealed lids to keep them dry and out of reach of young children and animals. Remember: labeling is your best friend!
Putting away gardening tools on a functional slat wall.

Choose Webfoot for Everything Storage

Whether it’s creating your dream gardening workbench, a slat wall for tool organization, or an easy-to-clean concrete coated floor. We believe in the functionality and value of our storage solutions, but you don’t have to take our word for it, we pride ourselves on our years of experience in the industry and top-rated customer service and communication. Experience a one-on-one design process with our professional Design Consultant to understand your usage and storage needs. Contact us to schedule today. 

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