Working in the garden is a great way to relax and unwind after a long week. Even when you are not a big gardening enthusiast, you will still find pleasure in working on the landscape, adding new plants, or just doing basic maintenance to keep the garden looking beautiful.
You will also find pleasure in seeing the changes you make being appreciated by others. Now that there are a lot of DIY projects you can try, making your garden more functional and beautiful is easy to do. To help you jump into some DIY gardening projects yourself, here are five ideas you can try on weekends.
Create Different Areas in the Garden
One of the ways to make your garden appear more spacious is by adding different areas and sections to the space. You’ll be surprised by how simple things like a trellis and pathways sectioning off the garden can alter the way the space looks and feels entirely.
A garden trellis is a good way to start, mainly because it is easy to install, and it can be very functional at the same time. Finding trellis panels is fairly easy now that you have sites such as Buy Fencing Direct who specialise in products like this, as opposed to large retail stores who may only stock a selected range. If you are looking to browse the different trellis’ that are on offer, head to https://www.buyfencingdirect.co.uk/trellis.
Of course, simply installing some wooden trellis panels isn’t enough. You also have to think about the elements around it as well as how you want to arrange the space. Don’t forget to use the trellis panels as support for climbing plants to make the space look more natural after a few weeks.
Your Own Potting Station
This next DIY project is more for those who enjoy gardening as a hobby, but you can modify it to work even when you just want to have a garden that looks beautiful. As we all know, potting is a big part of gardening. Unfortunately, many gardening enthusiasts still use the patio – and create a mess – whenever they need to pot a plant.
A potting station is a great DIY project to try in this case. It is fairly easy to execute too. You can start by clearing out an area to use as a potting area. You can then use old cans or bins paired with repurposed door or wood to create a potting table – your very own potting station.
Add a couple of metal chairs to the space, and you are all set. The next time you need to pot new plants for your garden, you have your own potting station to use. You can also use the area for storing pots and other garden supplies with a few modifications to the potting station itself. Just make sure you use materials that can withstand being outside all the time.
A Tree House
Most of us wanted a tree house when we were younger, but not all of us were fortunate enough to have one. Now that you have your own garden to play with, building a tree house isn’t that difficult at all.
You still need a tree strong enough to support the house before you can take on this project. Alternatively, you can choose to build an elevated playhouse with a wooden support under it if you don’t have a big and strong tree in your garden.
To make this project even better, there are multiple ways you can approach it. You can gather and repurpose wood from various sources to build your own tree house. You can also buy a DIY tree house kit that already includes everything you need.
Don’t be afraid to make modifications to the tree house as you see fit. After all, you are realising your childhood dream; it’s okay to go crazy with the build and make a cool tree house for yourself and the kids.
Your Own Outdoor Lounge
Speaking about adding functional structure to the garden, it is also a good idea to build a functional outdoor lounger for the family to use. The lounge itself doesn’t need to be permanent or particularly complicated to build. Similar to the tree house and the playhouse, there are also kits that allow you to build your own outdoor lounge over the weekend.
You will need a gazebo to add to the space. Be careful when picking the size of the gazebo. You want the garden to look beautiful and be functional, but not cluttered. You can then use wooden or stone panels as the base for your new outdoor lounge.
The rest of the build is simple. You simply need to add some furniture so that the space can be used for family get-togethers. You can be creative about the furniture you add to the space too. Instead of buying a lounge table, you can make one from old panels and stainless-steel rims that you no longer use.
The garden can look just as beautiful at night as it is during the day. You just need to add lights to the right areas of the space to make it warm and comfortable. Fortunately, garden lighting options have come a long way. LED lights in many shapes and forms are your friends if you want to add romantic, warm lighting to the garden.
You can use solar-powered LED lights as your main light sources. Stick with warmer lighting temperatures rather than daylight LED bulbs to capture that warm ambience and bring it to your garden. Use lighting in moderation too; you don’t want the garden to be too bright.
Since the LED lights are solar-powered, you don’t need to run cables to most of the lights in your garden. If you do need to run cables, make sure you pick up cables that are designed for outdoor use.
Now that you have the main lights set up, it is time to add mood lighting to the space. One of the things you can do is to use strip or rope lights to add accents to different parts of the garden. You can easily run the strip LED light along your garden pathway to add an exciting accent.
So, are you ready for some DIY garden projects? These simple ideas are yours to try!