Stacy Ling
Why You Need a Potting Bench

Why You Need a Potting Bench

September 26, 2020 10 Comments

Looking for ways to organize garden supplies and plant containers more easily? Then you need a potting bench!

My husband built a potting bench for me for Mother’s Day from wood scraps we had behind the shed.

And it has been a lifesaver!

If you don’t have one, you NEED one…stat!

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I’ve been gardening for well over twenty years.

But having a potting bench is a new thing for me.

It’s something I’ve always wanted but never bought.

I’ve shopped around for potting benches and talked about getting one for years.

As I’m getting older, it’s more strenuous on my back when I lean over to work on my potted plants.

But my husband said he’d build one for me.

So I waited.

Through the years, we were busy doing so many other home improvement projects that building a potting bench fell to the wayside.

We remodeled a kitchen.

Gave our laundry room a makeover.

Remodeled the bathroom – that was big deal!

We painted the shed.

And painted every room in my house including the living room and dining room.

Potting Bench Idea

But then we had to stay home.

And that’s when Chris decided to make me a potting bench for Mother’s Day.

And I love it.

If you don’t have one – you need one!

Here’s why.

Potting Bench Idea

Why You Need a Potting Bench

  • It’s a great place to organize and store gardens supplies such as containers, tools and soil.
  • You work at counter height which saves your back, neck, knees and legs from strain.
  • The potting mess stays with the bench.
  • Some benches have sinks so it can also be used as a washing station.
  • It can be used for other things like an outdoor beverage table or buffet area for parties.

Why You Need a Potting Bench

And best of all?

It can be decorated for the seasons.

Check out how I decorated my potting bench for fall.

Why You Need a Potting Bench

Container Garden for Fall

Why You Need a Potting Bench

Doesn’t it look so pretty?

Now of course it won’t stay this way for long because I’m planting stuff.

But it was fun to see it this way for a bit before doing that instead of storing it all in my driveway.

Why You Need a Potting Bench

Do You Want a Potting Bench But Don’t Want to Build Your Own?

I found some cool options out there to but that are reasonably priced.

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Stacy Ling

Stacy Ling is a master gardener who loves home decor and creating beautiful spaces. She provides easy-to-follow, easy-to-do garden, home decor, lifestyle & DIY inspo.

10 Comments

  1. Reply

    Rachel Harper

    September 26, 2020

    Stacy,
    I love these tips. I love love having a potting bench.
    Rachel

    • Reply

      Stacy Ling

      September 26, 2020

      Aren’t they the best? Now I just need a greenhouse like yours!!!! xoxoxox

  2. Reply

    Christopher Ling

    September 26, 2020

    Thank you for mentioning me. It was a lot of fun working on the potting bench project.

    • Reply

      Stacy Ling

      September 26, 2020

      Thank you for building it for me! xoxoxoxoxoxo

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    Ann

    September 26, 2020

    Luv this potting bench Stacy, I used to have one that my dad made for me back in CT, but it rotted after years of use, unfortunately. I need one here in Maine for next summer for sure.

    • Reply

      Stacy Ling

      September 26, 2020

      I love that he made one for you! Yes you need to get another one! They make it so much easier! xoxo

  4. Reply

    Barb

    September 26, 2020

    BEAUTIFUL! Good color, pots are the bomb! Hello FALL!

    • Reply

      Stacy Ling

      September 26, 2020

      Thank you so much! I LOVE terracotta!!! Have a great weekend Barb! xoxo

  5. Reply

    Marie

    September 26, 2020

    It turned out so beautiful Stacy! I love the generous size too.

    • Reply

      Stacy Ling

      September 27, 2020

      Thanks Marie! That’s the best part! I have so much space to work with. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

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