In the summer months my garden is my happy place. Living in the north west with its unpredictable weather I know how important it is to make the most of the summer months. With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, it’s the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. One of my favorite ways to do this is by sprucing up my garden with some DIY projects. Here are five of my favourite DIY garden projects for summer that you can do too!
Create a Garden Path
Creating a garden path is a great way to add a touch of charm to your outdoor space. You can use a variety of materials to create a path, such as gravel, stones, or even wood chips. To get started, you’ll need to measure out the area you want to cover and then mark it off with stakes and string. Once you’ve done that, you can start laying down your chosen material. If you’re using stones, you can use mortar to secure them in place. For a more rustic look, you can use wood chips or gravel and just let them settle into place.
Plant a Vegetable Garden
Growing your own vegetables is a great way to get the whole family involved in the garden. It’s also a great way to save money on groceries and get fresh, organic produce. To get started, you’ll need to choose a sunny spot in your garden and prepare the soil. Once you’ve done that, you can start planting your chosen vegetables. Make sure to research the best varieties for your climate and the amount of sunlight your garden gets. You can also add some herbs for flavor and color.
Build a Trellis
A trellis is a great way to add some vertical interest to your garden. It’s also a great way to support climbing plants like vines and roses. To build a trellis, you’ll need some wood, nails, and a saw. Start by cutting the wood into the desired shape and size. Then, use the nails to secure the pieces together. Once you’ve built the trellis, you can start planting your chosen plants. Make sure to choose plants that will thrive in your climate and get enough sunlight.
Make a Birdbath
Adding a birdbath to your garden is a great way to attract birds and other wildlife. You can make a birdbath out of a variety of materials, such as terracotta, concrete, or even a large bowl. To get started, you’ll need to choose a spot in your garden that gets plenty of sunlight. Then, you can start building your birdbath. If you’re using terracotta or concrete, you’ll need to mix the material and then shape it into a bowl. Once it’s dry, you can add some water and start attracting birds.
Install a Water Feature
Adding a water feature to your garden is a great way to create a tranquil atmosphere. You can choose from a variety of water features, such as a fountain, pond, or waterfall. To get started, you’ll need to choose a spot in your garden that gets plenty of sunlight. Then, you can start building your water feature. If you’re using a fountain, you’ll need to dig a hole and install the pump. For a pond or waterfall, you’ll need to dig a larger hole and line it with a waterproof liner. Once you’ve done that, you can start adding plants and fish.
Summer is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. One of my favorite ways to do this is by sprucing up my garden with some DIY projects. From creating a garden path to installing a water feature, there are plenty of projects that you can do to make your garden look and feel amazing. So, get outside and start creating your own DIY garden projects for summer!