If you love doing odd jobs around the house and are looking for a new project to focus your attention on, this list of garden DIY ideas is for you. Sometimes our gardens get neglected when we’re busy sprucing up the inside of our homes, but now that summer is just around the corner, most of us will be spending more time outdoors.

DIY Garden Ideas

If you want to impress your friends and family at your next cookout, get started on one of these amazing projects today.

Plant trees

You don’t have to have a green thumb to plant trees in your garden, but it will be a little bit different from hammering away at a new shelving unit. Gardens with lots of space can benefit from colorful Japanese maple trees or even evergreen pines, as they’ll not only provide you some extra privacy when you’re sitting outside, but they’ll add an extra pop of color and intrigue to an otherwise sparse patch of grass. Decide whether you want to plant fully grown trees or buy some younger saplings that you can nurture over the years.

Build a treehouse

Most children would absolutely love a treehouse all to themselves, so why not treat your kids and make building one your summer project? Because your treehouse needs to be safe, it’s important to do quite a lot of research before pulling out your toolbox. Make sure all the wood you’re using is strong and will hold up against strong winds and bad weather. Unlike other toys, you can’t bring a treehouse inside for the winter, so it really does need to be hardy.

Birdbox

If you’ve noticed birds flitting in and out of your garden or often put down food for them to peck at, a bird box is the perfect DIY project for you. Not only will you be helping out the local wildlife, but you might attract a family of birds who you can monitor as the seasons change. It can be a lot of fun to watch birds fly to and from the box with various nesting materials and then wait for their eggs to hatch in the spring. Make sure the bird box is high enough to keep the birds safe from predators.

Bench

Garden furniture can be expensive, but if you spend any length of time outdoors you’ll know how important it is to have somewhere comfortable to sit. Crafting your own garden bench can not only be a lot of fun, but it can save you a whole lot of money too. You’ll be able to make a bench that’s the perfect size for your family and paint it any color you like. If you want to add cushions, ask your partner or another relative who is good at sewing to chip in.

There are hundreds of possibilities when it comes to DIY in the garden – you just have to use your imagination. Not only will your garden look better for it, but you’ll learn so many new skills too.

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