Feedback: Very good help & advice on the product. Excellent product. Very well made. Much better looking than a 'standard' shed. Even has a 5 lever lock on the door.
Response: Thank for your great note. I'm pleased we were able to help with your new garden shed and so it's a pleasure to help. Regards, Robin.
Our gardens are really special and precious to us as these are OUR little part of the countryside (so to speak) the greenery growing and the flowers, trees and shrubs are delightful when growing and it's a pleasure to sit out and enjoy them. They do take a little looking after and this is where your garden shed is useful. As garden tools tend to be rather dirty at times you don't really want them in your kitchen where you prepare food so your shed is the place for them.
Besides the garden tools required you are likely to need a lawn mower of some sort or another. There are various types of lawn mowers available from the manual through to electric and petrol. The traditional lawn mower for using in the garden was the 'push - pull' manual lawn mower and this would probably have been used by our fathers or grandfathers. They would lovingly clean this after use before storing away in their garden shed. You don't very often see these nowadays. If you do have one in good condition it might be worth looking after and keeping in your shed because one day it might be worth a few bob.
Most lawn mowers for the garden are electric, either hover mowers or ones with wheels and maybe a roller. With these you have to run a lead from your garden timber shed to the mower and this will then work quite happily over most normal gardens. It's very important that you have a earth-leakage circuit breaker in your shed in case you run over the cable. It's a good idea to wear rubber gloves and good strong shoes as you cut the grass in your garden.
Other options are lawn mowers which run on rechargeable batteries and are becoming more popular in slightly larger gardens as they are not restrained by the length of the lead running down the garden. You then move on to petrol driven lawn mowers which means you are totally free from the house. These are used mainly on larger gardens and can sometimes be 'sit on' mowers so they can be driven around your garden. Usually only on very large estates and are often likely to have their own dedicated garden shed where they will 'live' and usually with a ramp into the shed for easy access.
An interesting option to the above is to think about a wallaby as a lawn cutter. Yes I said a wallaby. With this option you would not have to lug the lawnmower our of your garden timber shed every time you want to cut the grass as the wallabies would work 24 hours a dab keeping your garden grass short. This is according to Mary Davies who lives in Horsham in West Sussex. She breeds these marsupials at Leonardslee Gardens who says these will do a good job.
Depending on the colour or gender these animals sell for from £300 up to £1000 but they need to be bought in pairs as they need company. However, they are hard workers and can get to places in your garden where a lawnmower can't. Downside is you won't have nice stripes down the garden but it will be well cut. They also need at least an acre of garden for them to graze on, so this counts out most of the population.
There however is a waiting list, surprisingly, for these small kangaroos. Mrs Davies have a group of albino and Bennett's wallabies which she bought about 15 years ago and is helping to meet demand. The demand for these animals as an alternative to the garden lawn mower for keeping paddocks, fields and large gardens has grown over the year. I personally feel it is better to water the grass with whisky so it comes up 'half cut' saves at least half the work and I can then retire to my garden shed for a 'wee dram'.