A bank holiday is a perfect time to get on top of your to-do list, and this year it’s all about home DIY. An extra day of home improvements can make all the difference to your space, keeping your interiors looking fresh and your garden looking its best. With a summer bank holiday looming, make sure you centre your to-do list on projects you can do outside! Here are some ideas to get you started, including how you can transform your timber decking.
It might seem like a small job, but changing the colour of your fence can have a huge impact on your garden! It’s a simple way to make a difference without breaking the bank. Whether you opt for a complete change of colour, like a calm sage green, or a simple coat of wood stain, upgrading your fence could be exactly what your garden needs. You can also use this time to patch up any little holes or broken areas, helping your fence last longer and look better for years to come.
If you’d like to introduce some flowers in your garden but don’t want them to get out of hand or intrude on your lawn, a wooden planter is just what you need. Over the bank holiday, you’ll have plenty of time to build a couple of planters. Simply follow these steps on Gardeners World, and you’ll have the perfect place to add some flowers and brighten up your garden.
Don’t want the night to end? With a fire pit, it doesn’t have to! You can stay warm, keep the light going, and create plenty of atmosphere even after the sun’s gone down. Building one is easy, too; just follow these steps:
1. Dig up the grass in the area you’ll place your pit
2. Build a small brick wall around the pit
3. Fill the bottom of the pit with a suitable material like crushed lava rock or fireproof bricks
It’s as easy as that! The only thing left to do is invite some friends over and enjoy those lovely summer evenings.
If you have timber decking, take the time this bank holiday to give it a little upgrade. Clean the decking and give it a new coat of stain. Add some potted plants to the area and clean up your furniture. If you’re expecting some late-night events, be sure to add some outdoor lighting too!
Your garden is an important part of your home and the perfect place to host guests while the weather’s still warm. Make the most of this bank holiday by carrying out one of these projects and enjoy your outdoor space! If you need more inspiration, be sure to take a look at our wide range of garden products or visit one of our shops in Wigan, Preston, or Blackpool, and our staff will be happy to help you!