Use potting benches to ease back strain
A potting bench provides a useful workspace for gardeners of all levels. Besides keeping garden supplies in one place, garden potting benches provide a level and spacious work area for planting in pots, repotting, dividing plants and other messy garden tasks.
Characteristics of Potting Benches
A good potting bench should be made out of a durable material; wood potting benches are probably the most common. Cedar is a popular wood that is often used for potting benches because it is weather- and rot-resistant, and it ages beautifully, as well. In recent years, potting benches have become available that are made out of recycled plastic or recycled vinyl, which makes for a green option.
The work area of the potting bench needs to be at the right height and sufficiently large to hold several plant pots, garden tools and a watering can , at a minimum. A built-in basin for storing potting soil is a handy feature to have. A shelf above the work surface is a great place to store tools, and shelves or cupboards below provide even more storage space.
If a potting bench is attractive enough, it can also be used for outdoor entertaining. Some people like to store other outdoor tools, such as barbecue utensils , in or on their potting bench. Some potting benches are painted and have stenciled designs along the shelves or the frame, rendering them a charming addition to the garden.
Wheeled garden potting benches are an excellent choi...