Garden DIY

Garden DIY During Lockdown discussed by Eco solutions

Sorting your garden during lockdown will make you feel better when the nice weather comes back to us again. The weather forecast is a bit cooler over the next week or so, so it’s the ideal time to get your garden DIY done so you can sit back and enjoy it when the hot weather returns. Read our “Garden DIY During Lockdown” and it will not only give you ideas of how to spruce up your garden but also give you the best way to do it with lots of hints and tips.

It might be cleaning your patio, decking, upcycling & revamping your garden furniture, stripping and painting external door frames, doors and woodwork. Weeding, cutting back, deep cleaning your BBQ, planting, painting your fence or creating a compost, the options are endless and there’s no time like the present to tackle your outdoor space or Garden DIY.

Starting and finishing Garden DIY or a cleaning and tidying project will give you a sense of achievement and purpose which is a really positive thing in these different times. It will keep your mind and body active and give you a huge amount of satisfaction when you’ve finished each job.

First of all, you should plan your garden whether it’s big or small. It’s a good idea to walk around and see how you can divide it into different areas and spaces, much like you have in your home and then make a list of the Garden DIY jobs that you need to get done. Don’t start adding things to your space until you’ve got your existing jobs done otherwise it will get cluttered and you won’t feel like you are achieving the result you want even though you will be progressing.

Garden Zones

Gardens always look better when they have strong landscaped lines and by having different areas and zones within the space. Use different materials like wood, stones, patio slabs to create interesting and interlocking zones. If you have a grassed area within your garden then why not change its shape into a circle, square, rectangle or even zig-zag stair-like edges. Mark your shape out with string, leave it and keep going back to it to make sure you are happy with the size and shape and then use a spade to cut away the excess grass. It’s not a massively difficult job, however, it will be much harder if the ground is really dry so always take this into consideration when starting. When you’ve finished and you have the shape you are happy with then edge the area with stones or patio slabs to make a distinct edge.

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Upcycling Furniture

Upcycling Furniture FAQ’s discussed by Eco Solutions

Upcycling furniture becoming increasingly popular with new upcycling businesses starting and people doing it at home as something they enjoy and as a hobby. Our Upcycling Furniture FAQ’s will tell you everything you need to know when you find that first piece you want to upcycle.

Everyone wants their home to look amazing and upcycling furniture is a cheap and fun way of doing this, the options and possibilities when it comes to upcycling really are endless. Upcycling is a growing trend as it gives you the ability to produce unique one-off pieces which no one else has, giving the finishing touches to a room in your home or business, and this is why so many more people are trying it out.

Whether it is reclaimed timber or an old cabinet or chest of drawers there really is a beauty in upcycled wood as it can show its natural grain, markings of paint or etchings from its previous life. It’s endless what you can upcycle and the most stand out pieces are normally the most unusual ones.

There are more and more television programmes being aired giving people ideas of how they can upcycle furniture for their homes and gardens and inspiring them to give it a go.

With a little bit of time and by using the right products, you will be amazed how quick and easy it is to transform an old piece of furniture into a chic boutique one-off.

There are some important things to think about before you start and our Upcycling Furniture FAQ’s, Hints and Tips and how you can use our non-toxic home use products will all help you when you start your Upcycling Furniture journey.

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