If you're having a dinner party, a great tip is to make a table centrepiece with succulents and native cuttings. Whether you put them in mason jars, hessian or even old tea cups, they look great in whatever container you have.
You can also decorate your table settings with cuttings from your garden such as sprigs of lavender or thyme tied with twine.
If you're having an alfresco party, an outdoor garden bar or kitchen is a great idea. This can make it easier as you won't have to duck inside to serve your guests. Whether you want to go ahead and make one out of old pallets or simply decorate an outdoor table, you can't go wrong! You may also want to consider some outdoor heating for those cooler spring nights.
Whether you're inside or outside, festoon lighting will brighten up your place. You can wrap them around trees, hang on walls or fences and are perfect for hanging along the roof or between posts.
No matter how big your place is, you can still fire up the barbecue and cook a feast. If you have a small backyard or patio, a kettle barbecue is great. If you have a larger area, cooking on an outdoor kitchen or even a pizza oven is sure to impress.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.