Four essential steps to a statement patio
From fountains and bird baths, to building your own water garden or fish pond, a water feature can turn any garden into a calm and relaxing haven. And because they are generally self contained and re-circulatory, you can enjoy the soothing sounds of water without worrying about wasting it.
Decorative garden screens look great and are easy to install yourself. Best of all they can be used for a variety of purposes, including creating some extra privacy, dividing your garden into zones, hiding a problem area or simply adding some style and personality to your garden.
Bird feeders not only help to support native birds, but they can also be an attractive addition to your garden. Bird baths provide an oasis for birds to bathe and play and are a great source of entertainment and education for the family too. They're also an eye-catching feature that won't take up too much space.
A well-placed statue can create an interesting focal or talking point in your garden. And with so many materials to choose from, including stone, concrete, terracotta, bronze, glass, lead and ceramic, you'll be able to find the perfect piece for your outside space.
Lanterns are one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to create atmosphere in your garden or patio area. They're perfect for when you want to relax and entertain and make the most out of long summer evenings. Well-placed lanterns can illuminate colourful flowers and allow them to be enjoyed at night as well as during the day.
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.