When you’re off on a camping trip, most of your entertainment and amusement is built into the experience. You get to hang out with friends and/or family; you get to enjoy the outdoors and take in new sights; you even get some exercise, and challenge yourself to get by with limited supplies and luxuries. Even with all of this to enjoy though, there is some downtime associated with camping. Once … [Read More...]
If you love spending countless hours outdoors and love tackling DIY projects, you may be on the lookout for brand new DIY projects that you’ll be able to use to upgrade your outdoor space. Such as your garden, balcony, patio or deck. To discover a few ideas to get started, simply continue reading.
Outdoor Living DIY tips:
Creating a living wall:
One simply was to create the visually appealing effect of a living wall is to build or purchase a simple wood garden trellis which you’ll be able to fix to a fence in your outdoor space. Next hang small pots all over your trellis, which you can use to grow climbing plant varieties such as vines. As your plants start to grow you may want to use small clips or garden wires, which won’t hurt your plants, to pin them all over your trellis, to create your own living wall. If you’re keen on this idea, you can’t go wrong opting for varieties of climbing roses.
Build raised garden beds:
There are a wide variety of advantages that are associated with using raised garden beds in order to grow your plants. Firstly, it’s better for your back not to stoop to low to complete your gardening tasks such as pruning and weeding. Secondly, if your garden’s soil is too hard and lacks the right nutrients for your plants to thrive, you’ll be able to fill your raised garden beds with high quality soil, from your nearest garden center. Raised garden beds are also versatile and can be used for both flowering plants and vegetables.
So if you have a bit of woodworking experience, it’s well worth building your own garden beds using blueprints which you can easily find online or at your local hardware store.
Paint your deck with a coat of varnish or a natural stain:
One way to prevent your deck from wear and tear and the effects of the elements such as the sun, snow and rain is to go to the effort of painting your entire deck with a fresh coat of varnish or a natural stain. Which will definitely give your deck a whole new lease of life and will extend the life of your deck, so that you’ll be able to enjoy using it for years to come. Just make sure to choose a stain that suits the aesthetic of both your outdoor area and the exterior of your home.
Create your own windchime:
If you enjoy creative projects and adorning your garden or outdoor space with eye catching decorations, you may want to create your own windchime using shells or pieces of smoothed out glass which you find at a beach. The options are endless. If you have kids you may want to build your windchime together and to hunt for special shells and smooth glass at your local beach as a family bonding exercise.
So if you want to transform the look of one of your outdoor spaces using DIY projects, hopefully you’ve found a couple of outdoor DIY projects which take your fancy!