Summer is the perfect time to get outside and get on top of some of the projects you’ve been meaning to do. Or start an entirely new project. The world is yours for the taking so get out there, roll up your sleeves and make something good.
Let’s look at some backyard projects that will keep you busy in the sunshine.
Build a dog kennel
Your dog has just made it through another winter. Reward them by improving their little home or making a new one from scratch. Dog kennels are fun projects because they give you room to experiment a little and they’re great for your furry companion. Have a look at this guide for the basic method of putting together a dog kennel yourself.
Set up a garden
Why not put together a garden when the rain isn’t gong to run puddles through all your hard work? Summer is a great time to get out into the garden to do the groundwork so that your plants will be big and healthy by the next time regular rain comes around. Have a look at a basic guide here.
Fix those things you’ve been meaning to get around to. Nobody else it going to do it, so you might as well get it done while the sun is shining. Get that broken wheelbarrow back together. Fix up that gate latch. Get your things in order!
Create a stone garden.
The hard part about gardening during summer is the lack of water. But there’s something else you can do. Plant stones instead of seeds! Well, don’t exactly plant them, but arrange them so that they look nice. A Japanese-inspired stone garden is pretty simple to make and a good alternative to the dried-up look all of your other plants will have during summer.
Make and set up a birdhouse.
Birdhouses. Wonderful things. Tiny houses made for birds.
Set one up during summer to attract a local bird to set up home and live there. Summer is the perfect time to do this because the birds are active and moving around.
Build a cubby house.
This is what your kids want. A fort. Let’s face it; this is what you want. Build a fort from scratch, using your own hands. What could possibly be a better thing to do during your summer days?
If you’ve had enough of kicking back and taking it easy on your summer break, get out there and get a project started.