DIY Garden Improvements

Our garden has long been a bug bear of mine. It floods in any amount of heavy rain and is generally ugly (sorry garden!), it has never been a place I want to spend a lot of time - but then lockdown happened, and we had no choice! The more time we have spent out there the more I want to do something with it. If you have clicked to read this post I am assuming you are too looking at ways you can improve your garden without paying out for a tradesman. Here are 3 ways we looked at that you might want to think about too.

1. Paint fencing

The simplest DIY option on this list, paint your fencing, paint the shed, garden paint (aff link) isn't as expensive as you may think, and means you can update your garden in just a couple of hours.

2. DIY border planters

This is another one that can be done on the cheap. Ask around builders merchants, lots of places give pallets away free of cost and there are masses of tutorials online. Fill your planters with low maintenance plants and let the Great British weather do all the work for you!

3. Lay a patio

OK, so not as easy as painting, and not as cheap as pallets. But it's not as hard as you may think to do. This easy tutorial shows you how to lay a patio without the help of a handy man - which should save you some money in the process. 

4. Lay decking

Again, not a simple or quick job. But it doesn't need to be expensive either. This video shows you how to be creative with free pallets. Make it as simple or creative as you like...the world is your oyster!

5. Add some furniture

This can be as DIY as you like. Maybe you just want to purchase some ready built items. Maybe you want to build your own flat pack kit. Maybe you get yourself some more free pallets and build your own. I have seen so many amazing projects during lockdown - garden bars, corner sofas, tables. Maybe just something as simple as a shelved plant pot holder. Be sure to check out Pinterest, Facebook, Google and Instagram - as well as YouTube for inspiration. You can really make some amazing pieces from a humble pallet. 

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