Summer is right around the corner here in Gettysburg and many are getting excited about the warm weather giving them time to relax outside in the sun and have some fun with the family. Unfortunately, summer also brings its share of yard maintenance as well. Planting flowers and vegetables in the garden, weeding the landscaping, trimming trees, and mowing the lawn just to name a few. We know you’re already probably busy taking care of your yard, so it’s not like you need one more thing to do, but adding a shed to your yard or property could be beneficial to you in many ways and actually make your summer of yard maintenance easier! Here are the top few reasons to add a shed to your yard.


We know that you may have a garage that works just fine for all your yard tools, but a shed could actually help you get your yard work done faster and easier. Building a shed in your backyard is a great way to keep your yard tools, mower, and gardening tools close to where you need them: Gone are the days of carrying handfuls of tools to your backyard and lugging that bag of soil from the garage. Storing your yard tools is a great way to add extra organizing opportunities to your garage and devote that space more to perhaps the tools that you need to work on your car or a place to better store your family bikes.

Already have a shed to store your yard tools? If your property is big enough, maybe a second shed could be a great solution to store equipment needed for your other hobbies such as backpacks, tents, and canoes for camping, or saws, planes, and drills needed for your woodworking projects. Often, if the things we need for our hobbies are stored in an organized manner, we are more likely to do our hobbies and we all need to spend more time doing the things we love.


Installing a shed to your yard or property can actually benefit you long term by adding value to our home. A home that has extra storage and a well built shed will always be an eye-catching benefit and “pro” for home hunters, especially if you don’t have a garage or you have a smaller garage. They will see it as a benefit for either, as mentioned earlier, a means for easy yard maintenance, storing specialized equipment, a place to store supplies and tools for their hobbies, or maybe they will turn it into a playhouse for their children. A shed tells someone looking for a home that, you as the homeowner took care of your property and found ways to upgrade your home.

Hobby Room

Maybe you don’t just need a space to store the things you need for your hobby, but you also need a place to actually enjoy your hobby. A shed is a great way to give yourself a place to spread out and enjoy the things you love to do in your spare time. Turn a shed into a woodworking shop, a crafting or art studio, model building area, an extra office for your writing career, or maybe even your man cave. Having a space for your hobby, especially if you use chemicals and you have young children around can add an extra safety buffer.


As mentioned, a shed is a means of ensuring safety. Keeping sharp mower blades, bottles of weed killer, and other yard maintenance tools and chemicals out of reach in a shed that are not forgiving to curious fingers and little one’s toes can help prevent unnecessary accidents from occurring and will give you greater peace of mind. Also, it can be a way of protecting you from precariously stored tools, as well. If your kids love to play in the backyard, you could even use your shed as a means of storing their toys so that they and you will be less prone to trip over a toy bike or football left out in the yard.

Ready to Build Your Shed?

Does having a shed in your yard or on your property sound like a summer project you’d like to undertake? At Bobcatt Solutions, we would love to help you make your shed a reality. We offer shed foundation installation services to the Gettysburg, Chambersburg, and Winchester areas. We not only have the proper tools and knowledge to install a durable, long lasting, and secure shed foundation, but we also care and know how to install a foundation in such a way that it does not damage your yard or landscaping. Contact Bobcat Solutions for a free consultation today to learn more!

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