Lay some stepping stones
Creating a path in your garden with stepping stones not only looks great but will help you look after your lawn by keeping everyone off it. Stepping stones are easy to lay yourself and it’s a good idea to do this project before winter arrives and your lawn gets too wet to walk on.
Clean out your gutters
With winter and the rain approaching, it’s important to clean out your gutters. Gutters direct water away from your home and if you don’t clear debris out of them they could clog, which leads to rusting or water pouring over the sides of the gutter and onto your house. It’s also important to clean gutters because built-up leaf matter can pose a big fire risk.
Brighten up your deck
Installing deck lights outside is a great way to create a nice ambience in your outdoor entertaining area. It will also improve your deck’s safety if you have steps. It’s a simple project to do and one that you may not need an electrician for, depending on the type of lights you install.
Build a pergola
A pergola is a great outdoor feature that you can use for entertaining in your backyard or to support climbing plants. You’ll need to consider the size, shape, colour of the materials you’re going to use and find the best location for the pergola in your garden.
Whether you’re building a pergola that is attached to your main house or as a freestanding unit, you may need to check your local council regulations before you start building.
Add a bamboo screen
Installing bamboo screens in your garden is a great way to create more privacy around your home or keep something out of sight.
There are many different sizes, strengths and colours that you can choose from to suit your outdoors. Putting a bamboo screen up is easier than you think and only requires a few tools and materials.
Build a paling fence
Ideal for creating privacy and security around your home, building a paling fence is something you can do yourself. Before you start, check with your local council regarding potential height restrictions.
Put up bistro blinds
By enclosing the side of an outdoor area with bistro blinds you can protect your deck from the weather and extend its use. Bistro blinds can be used for any outdoor entertaining area such as a verandah, balcony or pergola, while also adding a little insulation to your home.
Pave a pathway
Paving a pathway can give your garden some direction and provide support for heavy foot traffic areas. It can also create a border and provide a nice visual contrast. The materials you can use to create a pathway include blocks, bricks, cobblestones and pavers.
Install a retractable or fold-down clothesline
Installing a retractable or fold-down clothesline will help maximise your outdoor space. Retractable clotheslines take up minimal space, while a fold-down clothesline can be mounted on any available wall space that can hold the weight.
Find your D.I.Y. project
We have plenty of great D.I.Y. ideas to help you make the most of your home.