Winter is coming to an end, and everyone that has a backyard or garden will soon be spending more and more time outside. To make the hours you spend outdoors more enjoyable, we’ve prepared a few projects for you to try out. These are cheap, effective and anyone can do them.
1. Pallet Walkway
Whether you have a small or large garden, this pallet walkway can help you get around. Unlike pavers, it doesn’t require special preparation or machines for compacting. All you need to do is remove a layer of soil, compact it by hand and place your boards.
2. Stacked Planter Pots
Spring is near, so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about which flowers or herbs we want in our garden. Those that need to save space can try out this eye-catching project. It involves using metal rebar to create the illusion of free-standing planters.
3. Small Flower Pot Table
If you need a small spot to place your coffee or snacks, try out this project. It can be completed old pots or cheap new ones. With a few piece of scrap wood, carriage bolt and paint, you can have an attractive little table for your patio.
4. Quick Fire-Pit Build
There’s nothing like sitting in front of a fire and enjoying an evening outside. However, having an open camp fire is not very safe. But you can build this dry stack fire pit in an hour or two with fire-rated bricks and roast some marshmallows without worry.
5. Easy Raised Garden Beds
Growing your vegetables can be rewarding in more ways than one, but sometimes tilling soil is not an option. Instead, you can use cinder blocks to create a raised garden bed. Once you create the borders, lay down some cardboard to minimize weeds and fill it with potting mix. You’ll be ready to plant in under an hour!
6. Tree Stump Planters
People sometimes spend lots of money or time removing tree stumps when they can re-purpose them instead. All you have to do is place some potting mix in a hollow out section and plant your favorite flowers.
7. Turn Old Furniture Into a Potting Table
Old furniture can always be re-purposed instead of thrown out. Take this potting table for example. It’s made from a weathered and chipping door, a table and some planks for shelves. It can last for years and serve a purpose.
8. Mason Jar Candle Lights
To set the mood when the sun goes down, you can light candles in simple mason jars in your garden or on your patio. To hang them, use string, wire or anything else available. They can be placed on pergolas, fences or tree branches.
9. Garden Tool Organizer From Pallets
If you like to keep a tidy garden, you probably have more than a few tools lying around. To organize them, consider using old pallets. You can find them for a few bucks a piece and modify them according to your needs.
10. Garden Pallet Fence
Those who have dogs know it’s hard to keep them from going into your garden beds and digging everything up. But, there’s a cheap solution. To make your fence sturdy, dig in reclaimed wood posts or thicker planks and slide your pallets over.
These are just a few ideas to keep you busy during the gardening season. We’re sure you’ll come up with a few of your own once you get going. Remember, each hour you put into your garden is time well spent.