Monthly Archives: July 2015

Gifts for the Gardener in Your Life

There’s something about the beautiful weather in the Houston area that makes it an attractive place for homeowners and property owners to nurture plant life in their front and backyards. Perhaps you’re married to someone with a green thumb or you want to encourage a love of gardening in your children. Even if you’re just friends with a gardener, a gift that celebrates her love of plants will go over big on her birthday, anniversary, or during the next holiday.

A Steel Storage Shed

Look into installing outdoor storage buildings on the gardener’s property. (If you’re a friend, you’ll have to ask permission from somebody who lives there first, of course.) Steel sheds are fast and easy for professionals to install and they stand up to the elements, protecting their contents from wind and rain. Storage buildings are useful for so much more than just storing gardening tools, too. Store lawn furniture and save money on renting a storage unit elsewhere by storing extra things in the weather-proof shed.

Gardening Tools

Although every gardener has his or her favorite tools, they do get worn down over time, especially if there is plenty of gardening to be done. Give him a selection of tools so he always has the right tool on hand to get the job done. If they need more storage space, include the tools along with the gift of the storage shed or suggest they install a shed on his property.

Your Time

Sometimes even offering your assistance one afternoon is a perfect gift. If you’re short on cash but have enough free time on weekends, spend a day digging in the dirt, pulling weeds, and watering plants with the gardener’s supervision.

Don’t be afraid to involve the gardener in the gift decision before the big day. If you want to offer to buy the shed, for example, he or she can help decide where to put it in their yard. Ask a gardener how you can help transform their yard into their own little corner of natural beauty, and you’ll become one of their favorite gift givers.

3 Reasons to Build a Storage Unit on Your Property

Perhaps you just moved and you have boxes of stuff to sort through but not a lot of time in which to do it. Maybe you inherited a large amount of items but you simply don’t have the space to keep it all. Or perhaps you have a hobby like gardening or fixing up cars that requires a lot of equipment that’s eating up your limited garage space. Before you pay hundreds or even thousands a year to rent a storage unit, learn more about commissioning a storage unit on your property.

1. It’s Cheaper

Houston-area storage unit rentals are expensive. When looking for Houston construction management companies to build your storage shed, you won’t find a more reasonable price for a high-quality storage unit than you will with Hammons & Associates. It costs more upfront than your first month’s deposit on a storage unit, but it takes only a few months before it pays for itself.

2. It’s More Convenient

With a rented storage unit, you have to follow the company’s rules when it comes to what you can store there and when you can visit the property. A storage shed is yours to use as you please the day it is installed. Plus, it’s far more convenient to head out to your backyard to grab something than to drive to the storage facility. You’ll get more use out of it.

3. It’s Versatile

The only thing that makes sense storing in a storage facility is items you almost never need. You’re not going to store the tools you use frequently throughout the week at a storage unit business. The shed in your backyard adapts to your needs; it’s a place to put boxes when remodeling the house, but it’s also a place to store tools, bicycles, sports equipment, pool accessories, and whatever else you frequently use but don’t have space elsewhere for.

Create more storage space on your property that’s secure and safe from the elements with a professionally installed shed. They’re so convenient, and blend in beautifully with any landscaping, you’ll wonder why you didn’t install one earlier.