Garden DIY

Garden 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…

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How to Fit an Electrical Supply for a Garden Pond or Water Feature

This post is all about warning DIYers against the idea of fitting an electrical supply in your garden for a pond or water feature. Any electrical work carried out in the garden should be done by a suitably qualified electrician. Check out this site to find one in your area. The installation of cables and…

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DIY Garden Planters

Garden planters can add colour to a patio or grassed area without costing a fortune. You can build them to the size and shape you need and not make do with what’s available at the local garden centre or DIY store. Perhaps the biggest advantage of garden planters is the ability to move them around to suit the style and…

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How to Lay Flags or Decorative Paving

Tools required :- Spade / shovel, spot board, trowel, 1000 / 600mm spirit level, tape measure, wood saw, rubber mallet and plate vibrator (whacker plate). There are two common ways DIYers lay flags, the first is the spot method where five dollops of mortar are put on the ground and the flag is positioned level on top. This method,…