DIY projects for your garden

garden-moss-stone-settDo have a little too much time on your hands? Are you looking for a fun project or two? Perhaps you even just want to give your garden some love and attention. Here are a few DIY projects specifically for the outdoor area that you can tackle. Good luck and have fun!

A vertical garden

A vertical garden is a novel approach to gardening. Do you have a bare wall that could be livened up a bit? Or perhaps you are limited for space and need to think outside the box. Creating your own vertical garden is not nearly as intimidating as it sounds. There are so many different ways to go about this project that we have decided to rather link to a couple good sources than try explain them all. Here are 19 creative ways to plant a vertical garden from Country Living and here is a step-by-step guide on how to start a vertical garden from Popular Mechanics.

Build a fence

Whether you want to protect a veggie patch from curious pets or better define a boundary with your neighbor, a fencing project could be a good DIY task for a weekend. All you need is the right tools and a little elbow grease. Here is a good post on how to build a fence and what factors to take into account in deciding what kind of fence to build.

Create a walkway or bridge

Having a walkway or bridge in your garden could be legitimately practical, but it can also be done solely to add character and enhance the appeal of your outdoor area. A bridge can add a touch of whimsy to a garden and a walkway can help contour the landscape and guide the eye. If you are not an experienced DIY-er you might want to rather make a walkway because that will be a lot more easier than tackling a bridge, unless you just buy it whole and entire and place it yourself

Make a veggie patch

Wouldn’t you love a constant source of cheap, fresh, organic vegetables? Sure you can buy vegetables in shop but they will never be as satisfying as the ones grown on your own property. All your favourite vegetables – carrots, spinach, tomatoes, potatoes, broccoli –can all be grown in your very own garden and you could even have enough to give to your friends and neighbours.

Why not set aside a weekend or even a month where you make it your goal to revamp your garden. These few DIY projects are just the place to start at.

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