Gardening tips and ideas to help mum this Mother’s Day

Spending some quality time with Mum is often the best gift you can give her for Mother’s Day. If she’s a keen green thumb, you could always make the extra effort and give her a helping hand around the garden. Whether she has a long-established garden or a few pot plants on the balcony, here’s some ideas to help you help your mum in her garden.

Work up a vertical garden

Work up a vertical garden

Vertical gardens are a fantastic way for Mum to grow in a smaller space, like a balcony. All you need is a fence or a wall, and presto, you have something lovely for her to look after. Whether you want to build a vertical garden or buy new additions for Mum’s existing one from our range of vertical garden frames and planters, you can help her set up a beautiful, natural feature wall for herbs and flowers this Mother’s Day.

Create a vegetable garden patch

Create a vegetable garden patch

Everyone knows that home grown vegetables  taste better—and it’s so rewarding for Mum to know that the food on her plate came from something you planted together on a joint gardening venture. You can get your hands dirty this Mother’s Day and help plant out her vegie patch or you could start a new vegie garden from scratch.  

Make watering plants even easier

Make watering plants even easier

Give Mum the gift of time this Mother’s Day by installing a set-and-forget irrigation system. Whether you go for a simple tap timer or a fully automated irrigation system, they can save Mum lots of time and give her the peace of mind that her plants are getting all the water they need. 

Lay out some garden paving

Lay out some garden paving

New paving can make a big difference to Mum’s garden. You can help her define a space for entertaining or create a new pathway through. Paved edges not only make everything look neat, they also help keep weeds away from your favourite plants. From recycled bricks to natural stone to concrete pavers, the choice of materials available at Bunnings is huge.

Light up her life with outdoor lighting

Light up her life with outdoor lighting

Bring Mum’s backyard to life with some creatively placed outdoor lighting. For wow factor, light up pathways, trees or statues with spotlights. You can also install security lights to light her way to the front door—but remember you need to get an electrician in to do any electrical work. There are also plenty of D.I.Y. lighting options available, with a big range of solar lights or for a bit of magic, wrap her favourite tree with fairy lights

Find the perfect gift for Mum this Mother’s Day

To go that extra step further, use our Mother's Day Gift Guide to find the perfect surprise gift for Mum.

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. 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. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
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