An organized potting service area could be a portable garden wagon outfitted with a seat for comfort tending an herb garden to an entire structure complete with frost proof plumbing and greenhouse orchids.
When planning a potting service area, location is very important. A northern site of the property is best if you plan on spending a lot of time in the garden a sunny atmosphere will keep your spirits up and your new plantings growing in no time.
If a water source is required for your potting service area a garden hose can be directed or may I suggest placing a water barrel under the downspout of your homes gutter to collect rain water. If you choose to run permanent water lines hire a professional plumber.
If you have gardening in your blood you may want to work in your potting service area at night, adding an electrical source is a wonderful way to work in the evening hours. Hanging a simple bug net over the service area will shield your from being eaten alive after sunset and protect the environment from harsh chemical bug repellent.
Get organized, make a list of features you would like your potting service area to have. One of the most recommended features is overhead protection from sun and storms. Lattice works very well for this and if structured correctly can be a beautiful addition to your organized garden.
Organized storage should be on the top of your list. Extra pots, tools, various additives and soils, not to mention the vast array of tools and hardware that will need a place in the potting service area to call home.
A basic potting bench is essential and can be comprised of anything from a couple of sawhorses and a piece of plywood to an elaborate shelving system. Old milk crates can be stacked in different ways to create organized storage in the potting service area and a card table can be used instead of a bench.
Create a space within the potting service area for recyclable materials and another for trash. A compost heap should be placed on level ground with good drainage screened from outdoor living areas and accessible from but not close to the garden.
Kneeling in the garden is fun when you’re planting but preparing your plantings in an organized potting service area expands the experience on the days you can’t get down and dirty, but would like to feel some dirt between your fingers.
Another way of organizing a potting service area for your garden is to clean up after yourself. After a hard day of working in the garden the first thing you will want to do is take a hot shower, but your potting service area will not keep itself organized.
Cleaning up after a day in the garden will not only keep your potting service area organized, it will keep you wanting to use it more often. A clean workplace is a happy work place, so keep your potting service work area clean and the organization will take care of itself.