Is your garden looking a little neglected? It might be time to give it some love. Here are 3 easy DIY projects that will help you bring life back into your garden. You can complete all of these projects in an hour or less! In addition, they’re all inexpensive and effortless to do on your own without needing any assistance from professionals. What are you waiting for? Get out there and start gardening with these three great DIY projects!
A DIY Garden Gazing Ball
Anyone who has ever seen a gazing ball knows their power. Those balls of light are mesmerizing, drawing in anyone’s eye with a natural allure. Bring that unassuming beauty into your garden with these 3 easy steps to make your DIY gazing ball.
Materials: 8-foot Pipe (1 inch in diameter) marble chips, rocks, sand, paper
Begin by wrapping the end of your pipe with plastic wrap. Using masking tape, attach it to the outside of the pipe at the bottom. Now it’s time to cut off about 2 inches from your plastic tubing. This will be easier if you warm up the tubing in hot water, but make sure that it doesn’t get too hot, or you risk melting your tubing.
Once the plastic is soft and flexible, cut off the bottom section of the tube and discard it. Make another small cut in the top half of your tube and attach a faucet adapter to that same side. Finally, secure one end of your chain to each side of your ball. This will be the foundation for your hanging.
When you’re done, fill your ball with rocks and sand until it’s heavy enough to hang correctly on the chains. Fill the rest of the ball with marble chips until there is no room left between each of them. Add some water to the last layer of marble chips if you want more light refraction. Hang your ball in your garden and enjoy!
Gazing Balls are extremely expensive, but you can make them for less than $20 with these simple materials. Plus, this DIY project is so easy that anyone could do it! Why not give that new gazing ball a place of honor in your backyard?
A Greenhouse built with a DIY geodesic dome kit
It’s time to start getting excited about spring because you’re going to be adding an easy geodesic greenhouse DIY project to your backyard. These 3 easy steps will show you all the materials you’ll need and how to assemble them.
Materials: Beams (t-shaped), Fiberglass panels (12 feet by 8 feet) and Zip ties, Rubber mallet
Begin by assembling the fiberglass panels in a square. The connectors will fit into grooves on one side of the panel, joining them to form a single structure.
Attach two beams to each corner of your panels to stabilize them. Be sure that their holes are facing inward, then secure each beam with zip ties.
Attach the remaining beams to the opposite side of your panels, lining them up with the first set so that they create an X shape on the panel’s surface. Secure each beam with zip ties and use your rubber mallet to bang them together so that there are no gaps between each beam.
Now it’s time for some roofing! Measure and cut pieces of rubber paneling to fit the inside of your geodesic dome. Place them inside, then secure each one with zip ties.
Keep in mind that you can make this geodesic Greenhouse bigger or smaller, depending on how much sunlight you want it to let in. Try using a transparent or translucent material for your roofing to let in as much light as possible.
Now hang the fiberglass roof using zip ties, and you’ll be ready to begin planting! This Greenhouse is perfect for growing vegetables, flowers, or herbs. It’s also great to use when you need some privacy in your backyard.
With this easy geodesic greenhouse, you can grow your favorite plants in your backyard even if the winters are chilly. Now you have a great place to relax and enjoy the sunshine!
Hexagonal garden beds
It’s time to dig the shovel and spade out of the garden shed because you’re going to be planting some new seeds in your backyard. These 3 easy steps will show you how to build a hexagonal garden bed for an affordable price.
Materials: 2×6 treated wood, 1/2-inch screws, a string saw
Begin by placing the two pieces of wood parallel to one another. Make sure they are in line with each other, then secure them together using your screws.
Attach the edges of three more pieces of treated wood to these boards in a perpendicular fashion, making sure that you leave enough room between each board for 6 inches of soil. Leave this structure on its side.
Now flip your structure on its top, and open the end of the “U” shape pointing towards the sky. Your design should begin to resemble a box. Secure each corner with screws for support.
Secure any remaining boards at the front of the box you have created using wood screws or nails. You now have your hexagonal garden bed!
This step is optional, but you can use this same structure to create multiple garden beds connected. You can build these parts in advance and attach them whenever you want for easy expansion.
These hexagonal garden beds are so easy to make yourself! They even double as great places to sit when they’re not holding your plants. With these cheap materials, you can build as many hexagonal beds as your backyard needs!