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Overview

If you love dinosaurs (who doesn't!), then you're going to really dig making this garden. Here's how.

Steps

1Gather your tools and materials

Below are all of the tools and materials you'll need to complete this project.

2Add potting mix

Fill the bowl with potting mix. Leave some room for your plants. Once you've put enough in, smooth it down. You'll need to put on your gloves for this part of the project. Work outside and wear a mask too.

3Dinosaur planting time

Next is the fun part – putting in your plants.  A good tip is to put in taller plants at the back of your garden. We planted a liriope, the dinosaurs will love this compact plant with its strappy leaves and pretty blue flowers. Remove it from the pot and gently tease out roots. Add a succulent to hang over the sides of your pot. Mondo grass is a small growing ground cover so put it towards the front. Add some baby's tears and dichondra to cascade over the pot at the front of your garden. We chose these plants with different textures and forms to create a layered look, but you might select different ones.  Be sure to leave some space in the centre of the pot for your dinosaurs to play.

4Add pebbles

Pour in some pebbles. Spread them evenly across your dinosaur garden. We used different colour. We placed some whiter pebbles near the middle. We added some blue pebbles to create what looks like a water feature.

5Bring in the dinosaurs

Add your dinosaurs. They'll love living in their new home for at least another thousand years.

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Health & Safety

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.