You may not have the time or the budget for a luxurious paradise getaway but what good is the summer season if you won’t be able to soak up the sun.
Thankfully, with a few tricks and tweaks, you can turn your garden into a summer utopia. You don’t have to spend much. In fact, you can do some of the projects yourself. And if you’ve already invested in a well-stocked toolbox, then the price of paradise is about to get cheaper.
Still keeping your kid’s little red wagon? Why not make a mobile planter out of it. All you’ll need is a drill and a nail set to make drain holes for your plants, some gravel to facilitate drainage, and of course, some potting soil and your choice variety of colorful herbs.
Just like that, you can successfully add instant rustic charm to your garden. If you have any spare tires lying around, you can also turn them into unique plant containers to hold a variety of summer blossoms. Paint the tires with eye-catching summer hues to create a vibrant atmosphere. If space is a concern, you may opt to build a branch trellis instead.
Your lawn won’t look like paradise unless you get rid of garden tools that are scattered about. Build a shed for your shovels and other things. Apart from making your yard look nicer, it’ll help ensure that your tools last longer. If you already have a drill, a jig saw, and a circular saw, all you’ll need to buy for making a DIY shed is some pressure-treated plywood.
If you can’t go to the bar, then let the bar come to you. Build a DIY bar cart for your garden and serve cocktails to your guests. You’ll need cedar and some toolbox basics like a flathead screw driver, a nail gun, and a drill. You’ll also need special equipment like a jigsaw and a miter saw.
Build a couple of comfy Adirondack chairs for your significant other and yourself. The amount of pressure-treated decking needed is cheap and all you’ll need is a jigsaw and a drill. Just think of all the lazy afternoons you can spend on those chairs while sipping on some lemonade.
Make warm summer evenings more elegant by illuminating your pathway with landscape lighting. If you have electrical know-how, you can install the fixtures yourself with the use of a small sledge, a Phillips screwdriver, and a wire stripper.
A jigsaw, a drill, and an adjustable wrench are all you need to fashion a classic picnic table for your family. Finally, beautify the entrance to your mini paradise with a DIY arbor. To do this, you’ll have to use a miter saw, clamps, a jigsaw, and a drill. All of the tools that you’ll need to turn your garden into a paradise can be found in websites like Tradefix Direct or your local hardware store. In the end, investing in DIY equipment can help you save a lot of money on home decorating projects.
Article courtesy of Arthur Wilson, a freelance blogger from Manchester. Follow him on about.me here.