Backyard projects on a budget

Sometimes it’s the little improvements that can make a huge difference. And the good thing about the little improvements is that they don’t have to cost a lot to do. Here are some projects that’ll give you some instant wow-factor, with out the wow-price.

Whip up a quick garden

A few artfully placed pots, some hanging baskets, and a living wall is all it takes to make an impact in any area of your garden, especially in areas where space is at a premium.

How to create a small space garden


Relax around a fire

Create yourself a brand new outdoor living area centred around a firepit. This one’s so easy to make it virtually builds itself. And with some bench seats to go with it, all you need to do is perfect your marshmallow roasting technique.

How to build a fire pit


Moveable garden?

Handy indeed! A planter box on wheels can be moved to suit seasonal planting, or your view. It’s simple to make, and will become an instant landscaping feature in your backyard.

How to build a planter box on wheels


Good as new

Your outdoor furniture can weather before you know it. In fact, you probably won’t even notice how bad it’s got. A quick clean and re-stain, and the results will amaze you.

How to restore your outdoor furniture


Make some shade

Shade sails are another cost-effective way to create an outdoor area, and protect you from the kiwi sun. You may need to put up a post to install it, but that’s easy as.

How to put up a shade sail