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Top DIY Garden Ideas For A Summer Outdoors

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in Design & Trends, Features, Outdoor Living

If you’re ready to spend a warm summer outdoors, enjoying your garden, then it’s probably time to get busy making it look good. And you may want to attempt a bit of DIY to improve its appeal. From adding decking and raised beds, to installing ponds, there are plenty of DIY garden ideas and projects you can try your hand at.

Adding your own decking

Decking is an excellent choice for outdoor entertainment and dining. And it’s ideal for sitting there and watching the world go by. You can keep the cost of decking to a minimum by choosing durable materials and installing them yourself.

You will need a few basic tools to complete the job, but adding decking is a reasonably simple task. By sticking to a square design and avoiding the temptation to deck a large area, you can make it even easier.

If your decked area is quite high off the ground and you’ve got small children, you may need to add some railings for safety. You can get ready-made panels for this, which should help you do it yourself.

Creating raised beds and planters

If you’ve got some leftover wood from your decking project or can get your hands on some reclaimed wood, then making your own raised beds or planters is a great DIY project.

Raised beds are ideal for growing your own veggies in. And they’re fairly simple to construct. Again, you’ll need a few tools plus some garden liner and compost, but that’s about it.

And if you’ve only got a small amount of space or wood, then you could make some smaller planters instead. Fill these with some colourful plants and it will give your garden a much-needed boost for summer.

Install a pond for wildlife

You may not have the time or expertise to create and maintain an ornamental pond full of prize fish, but a wildlife pond could be an interesting alternative.

You don’t need to go overboard with size or features for this, just create a natural-looking area with some water-based plants. Then, over time, it should attract lots of wildlife. It’s perfect for spending time in your garden and getting closer to nature.

You can buy kits to get you started, but a basic pond can be made by digging a small hole and lining it. You can cover the edges with turf or stones and fill the space with oxygenating aquatic plants.

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