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Our top 10 cheap DIY garden ideas

As a Homeowner, you know there are many benefits to having a garden. From the food you can grow to the beauty it brings, a garden can truly make your home feel like your own oasis. While store-bought solutions are usually the easiest option, they don’t always fit the space or style of your garden perfectly. Building your own custom solution can be both rewarding and budget-friendly. A DIY garden project can bring you so much satisfaction and save you loads of money so why not consider one or some of these for your next project.

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If you’re looking for some great DIY projects for your garden, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of 10 things that you can build yourself without having to spend a fortune.

1. A garden bench

A garden bench is a great way to add some extra seating to your outdoor space. You can find plans for how to build a garden bench online or in many different books. As long as you have a few basic tools, such as a saw and a drill, you should be able to put this project together in no time. You can also try this garden planter with built in bench step by step build guide.

garden planter with bench

2. A fire pit

A fire pit is a great focal point for any backyard. It’s also a perfect place to gather around with friends and family on cool evenings. You’ll need to purchase some bricks or stones to build the fire pit, but other than that, this project is relatively easy and inexpensive.

fire pit build

The process of building a fire pit is not difficult, but it does take some time. You will need to find a location that has good drainage and that is not too close to any buildings or trees. You will also need to make sure that the area is clear of any flammable materials.

3. A trellis

A trellis is a great way to add some extra interest to your garden. You can use it to support climbing plants, create a divider or simply create an attractive focal point. It also makes a great place to hang string lights or other decorations. You can find trellis kits online or at most home improvement stores. But for this one you can easily make your own with some timber and some screws.

trellis wall divider

4. A veranda

A veranda is a great little project that will provide you with extra living space all year round. It will cover you from the elements and provide a space to sit, relax and entertain. The build process doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive and will add value to your property. You can read all about this on my other blog: How to build a veranda.

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5. A rain barrel

A rain barrel is a great way to collect and store rainwater for use in your garden. This can help you save money on your water bill, and it’s also good for the environment. Another benefit of a rain barrel is that it can help you water your plants during dry spells.

By using two or more water barrels you can store extra water for the dry seasons. Simply build a suitable platform that is strong enough to hold the weight and you’ll never be short of water to feed your garden.

water barrels

6. A compost bin

A compost bin is a great way to make your own fertiliser for your garden. It’s also a perfect way to reduce your household waste. By using your own compost, you can be sure that it’s free of harmful chemicals. You can find compost bins at most home improvement stores or online. If you are up for a bit of DIY then a few old wooden pallets will make the perfect compost bin.

DIY compost bin pallets

7. A DIY garden shed

A DIY garden shed is a great way to add extra storage space to your backyard. It’s also a perfect place to store all of your gardening tools and supplies. This may take some time to build, but it’s a relatively easy project that anyone can do. Here is an easy-to-follow DIY shed build guide.

DIY shed build

You can build your own shed from as little as £300 and the quality will be far greater than a flat pack shed.

8. A decking area

Building a special area to sit, relax and enjoy the sunshine is a relatively straightforward task. A decking area can provide you with a level area to place seating and tables so that you can enjoy your favourite drink with family and friends. Follow my step by step decking build guide for your perfect seating area.

DIY decking area

9. A small garden pond

A pond is a great way to add some extra beauty to your backyard. It’s also a perfect place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. You can even do a koi fish pond. It’s a little more work to build a pond, but it’s definitely worth it. Build your own pond with this guide.

small diy pond

10. A garden pathway

A pathway is a great way to add some extra interest to your garden. It’s also a perfect way to keep your feet dry when walking through wet grass or mud. Cobblestones or pavers make great materials for a pathway. You can find them at most home improvement stores or online. Why not try my DIY reclaimed scaffold boardwalk.

DIY boardwalk

Tools and equipment you may need

In general, you will need some basic gardening tools and equipment such as a spade, shovel, rake, hoe, and wheelbarrow. You may also need some power tools such as a drill, saw, and hammer. If needed, remember to get some parts to fix your outdoor power equipment. If you’re unsure about what tools you’ll need for a particular project, consult a hardware store or home improvement centre. A DIY garden project will require a host of tools but many will already be in your arsenal.

When completing garden renovations or home DIY projects, it can create a lot of waste and you may need to hire a skip. By searching skip hire near me, you’ll find your local company, many will give instant quotes online and can deliver your skip the next day.

There you have it

We hope you enjoyed our list of 10 things for your garden that you can build yourself. Building your own DIY garden features is a great way to save money and add some extra personality to your outdoor space. With a little time and effort, you can create something truly unique that you and your family will enjoy for years to come! Oh, and one extra for the kids. Why not try an in ground trampoline or a tropical jungle garden paradise?

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