Improve Your Garden with These Easy DIY Projects
5 Easy DIY Projects to Improve Your Garden
Is your backyard lacking life? Why not spruce it up with these easy DIY garden projects. Enjoy spending time in your backyard with new patio furniture, under illuminating lights surrounded by beautiful landscaping. You and your guests will enjoy these projects and your wallet will enjoy their low cost!
Check out the projects below and get ready to get your hands dirty with one or more of these DIY garden projects:
1. Create a Garden Walkway
Create your own elaborate garden walkway to serve as an elegant feature point in your yard. You can create your own garden walkway by using stones, gravel, or brick to lead your guests from your gate or backdoor to your garden or patio.
For this project you will need:
- Your choice of stones
- Weed blocker
- A shovel
To begin, trace out where you would like your walkway to begin and end. From there you’ll have to have decided on which type of stones or paver you’ll be using. For a full list of DIY garden path ideas click here.
2. DIY Garden Furniture
If you want to spend more time in your yard, then you may want to consider adding some stylish, comfy seating. While patio furniture can be expensive, and doesn’t always hold up against weather, there are other options that’ll get the job done. By building the right DIY garden furniture you can add comfort to your yard without breaking the bank. There are ton’s of ways to make different DIY garden furniture, you’ll definitely find the perfect project that meets both your backyards needs and budget. For a full list of DIY garden furniture ideas click here.
3. Decorate Your Yard with Unique Garden Planters
A simple and inexpensive way to make your garden more fun is to add decorative planters throughout your backyard. To get started, check out local garden shops and yard sales for items that you can turn into planters.
DIY garden planters can be made from anything, including:
- Old wooden crates / barrels
- Old drawers
- Wheel barrel
- Old rain boots
And of course, pots of all sizes! Simply add dirt, plants of your choice and you have new yard décor.
4. Raised Garden Bed
Add functionality to your backyard by building a raised garden bed. A raised bed in your backyard will provide a simple way for you to grow your own veggies and encourage you to spend time outside tending your plants. Raised garden beds are great because they help reduce weeds, prevent soil compaction, provide good drainage and serve as a barrier to pesky insects.
You can build this easy garden project to fit any yard or budget. And while you could purchase a premade garden bed, you’ll save more by building one yourself.
You can use:
- An old window or door frame
- Recycled drawers
- Concrete blocks
- A wooden pallet
Once you’ve built your raised garden bed, add rocks for drainage as well as top soil and your favorite herbs or veggies and enjoy them all summer long with minimal weeding.
5. Illuminating Your Yard
Adding simple landscape lighting will add a friendly glow to your backyard. This project is a must-have if your one to entertain guests and throw summer evening parties. This easy DIY garden project works great with any of the ideas above. Improve your new stone walkway or DIY garden furniture by accenting it with patio lights.
There are many options for garden lighting, including:
- Installing solar-powered path lights.
- Hanging string lights around a patio.
- Filling glass globes with battery powered lights.
- Creating DIY candle holders to spread throughout your backyard.
This is one super easy backyard idea that fits any budget.
Now that you know just how simple these DIY garden improvement projects are, get to work! You and your guests be pleased with the end results. Remember, if you’re looking to really transform your backyard you may need to remove some landscaping or dirt, and for that you’ll need a dumpster. To rent an affordable roll off, contact us at Waste Solutions 123!