5 Easy DIY Garden Projects
Achieving a beautiful garden can be simple, you just have to get your hands dirty! Plant a magazine worthy garden and enjoy it all spring/summer long. Check here for a list of simple DIY gardening projects and get started planting the garden of your dreams.
Create a Walkway
Create a beautiful walkway and path to lead your family and friends through your garden. If you have enough space, you may want to consider laying down some stones or a brick path, fill the space between the stones with mulch and plant small flowers or shrubs along the route.
Make Your Own Flower Bed
Make your own flower bed out of brick, this idea is especially great for those who may not have the space for a garden. A raised brick frame will add dimension to your space, and is fairly simple to make:
- First determine how big of an area you’ll need, multiply the width of the bricks by the number of bricks.
- Dig out the area to lay the bricks, be sure the trench is deep enough to hold the bricks in place.
- Put the bricks in the trench, monitor each level as you go, the bricks should be laying evenly
Build Your Own Bench
There are a ton of tutorials on how to make your own outdoor bench. Some may be more challenging for those of you who have little carpentry skills, however there are still plenty that can be built by even the newest of DIYers. Benches are a must have for big backyards, especially for those with beautiful gardens.
Paint Brick Plant Markers
Paint your own plant markers to make your vegetable garden more functional and fun! If you have kids, let them design their own plant markers using brick, rock, or shells. Get a paint pen and write the names of the plants or veggies you’ll be planting.
Build an Outdoor Plant Stand
If you live in an urban area, or have limited space but still dream of a garden, don’t worry you too can have one! Building your own outdoor plant stand is a great way to enjoy the look of fresh plants while saving space. You can re-purpose an old ladder or various size wooden crates, build the size you desire and plant your favorite spring flowers!