Five D.I.Y. ideas to update your outdoors

Autumn is a great time of the year to tick off a few D.I.Y. projects from your to-do list. Here are a few good ideas to get you started.

Make a pallet coffee table

Upcycling an old pallet and turning it into an outdoor coffee table is a lot easier than you think. It’s a good conversation piece and because it’s on wheels, you can move it anywhere you like.

garage

Give your garage a makeover

An organised and clean garage can help make your D.I.Y. projects even easier. Installing garage storage and benches will give you more room and work space. Adding an epoxy coat to your garage floor will protect it and keep it looking fresh. Even installing a peg board for your tools will help you to get organised and set to take on your next project.

concrete shelf

A simple D.I.Y. concrete wall shelf

A D.I.Y. concrete wall shelf is a handy storage area that looks great next to your pool, outdoor entertaining area or even inside your home. All it takes is a few simple tools and materials such as a concrete paver and aluminium strips, and you’ll be done in no time.

front garden

Change up your front yard

If your outdoor area is looking a little tired, it’s easier than you think to give it a makeover. With a new coat of paint on your walls, an outdoor daybed, hardwood timber pavers and some pot plants, you’ll love your new outdoor oasis that you built yourself.

D.I.Y. ideas for inside and out

We have hundreds of D.I.Y. ideas to help you improve your home inside and out, from small jobs to complete room renovations. Check out our D.I.Y. Advice today!

The best low-maintenance plants for your garden

Planting & Growing The best low-maintenance plants for your garden Low-maintenance plants are a great choice if you don’t want to spend too much time tending to your garden. Here are the best plants for creating an attractive garden that’s also easy to care for.

Drought tolerant plants

Planting & Growing How to choose drought tolerant plants If you live in an area that doesn’t get much rain, you need to save water or you simply want a low-maintenance garden, then using drought tolerant plants is a great idea. Here’s a list of things to consider before you go out and buy them.

Geraniums

Planting & Growing How to create a low-allergy garden If you suffer from hay fever or other allergies, then being out in the garden can, at times, be less than enjoyable. But there are some steps you can take to create an allergy-friendly garden so you can spend more time gardening and less time sneezi...

Vegetable garden

Planting & Growing How to start a vegetable garden Nothing tastes better than home-grown vegetables. To make it easy for you, we’ll take you through some things to consider like where, what and how to plant vegetables, as well as how to feed and care for them.

Protect Your Garden From Snails, Slugs and Leaf Eaters

Planting & Growing Protect your garden from snails slugs and leaf eaters There is a wide range of highly effective and innovative products available to gardeners to help them care for and protect their plants against insects, snails and slugs.

A bee on a flower

Planting & Growing How to attract bees and butterflies Unfortunately, bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects are under increasing threat due to pesticides, parasites and climate change. We can help them by using responsible gardening practices, planting flowers and providing them with shelter.

Worm farm

Planting & Growing How to make a worm farm A worm farm can turn your organic waste into rich fertiliser to feed your garden. It’s also a fun and rewarding way to get the kids actively involved in the environment.

Six plants that repel mosquitoes and flies

Planting & Growing Six plants that repel mosquitoes and flies Using plants is a natural and effective way to repel mosquitoes, flies and other insects from entering your home. Here’s a list of the six best insect-repelling plants.

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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