DIY

How to Build a Summer House

There was an upsurge in the popularity of garden design in the 1980s thanks to the garden renovation programs on television and personalities like Alan Titchmarsh. Also, thanks to the rise in the popularity of DIY stores and garden centres, materials were widely available to the general public in a way that they never were…

How to Build a Brick Barbecue in Your Garden

How to Build a Brick Barbecue in Your Garden

The best way to build a brick barbecue in your garden or backyard is to do it over at least two days. That’s assuming you’re building onto a patio or other hard surface already in place. If you’re not, you’ll have to create one, so building your barbecue will take a little longer. Why does…

How to Build a Shed Base

How to Build a Shed Base

The majority of homeowners have some kind of structure in their gardens, whether it’s a shed, log cabin or form of bike storage; but many of us don’t consider the important steps that go into the planning of a new shed. We just assume that it gets delivered and set down where we want it…

How to Install a Water Butt in Your Garden

How to Install a Water Butt in Your Garden

Installing a water butt in your garden to collect rainwater isn’t a particularly difficult job, and you don’t need specialist tools to carry out the work. If you’re into DIY, you probably already own the required tools (there’s a list further down the page), so the only thing you’ll need to buy is a water…

3 Ways to Build Raised Beds in Your Garden

3 Ways to Build Raised Beds in Your Garden

There are a lot of advantages to using raised beds to grow vegetables. One of the main ones is the ease of use. Especially if you have a bad back or have trouble getting up and down. Let’s take a look at a few more of the raised bed gardening plus-points. You can grow a…

Beginner’s Guide to Building a Garden Pond

Beginner’s Guide to Building a Garden Pond

If you were thinking about introducing a new feature to your garden this year, why not make it a pond. Modern ponds use sophisticated filtration systems that are expensive. But healthy ponds have been in existence for millions of years without such gadgets. You can make a natural pond in your garden that will attract…