Make the most of your garden!
- 25 step-by-step projects that are easy to accomplish with only basic techniques and inexpensive materials
- Over 600 photos and illustrations take you through every step and process
- Create bee-friendly flower gardens, mason bee house, trellises, raised beds, cold frames, compost bins, birdbaths, garden gates, benches, and more
- Complete plans, how-to photos, construction and painting tips, and a cut list, skill level, and time frame for each project
Get inspired to get your hands dirty with Garden DIY!
Packed with complete plans and easy-to-follow construction tips, Garden DIY offers a creative mix of both practical and decorative projects for any gardening enthusiast. These 25 fun and useful outdoor projects range from easy to intermediate to advanced, and each is handily color-coded to its skill level.
Inside this book, brother and sister team Samantha and Daniel Johnson present 25 hands-on projects for aspiring horticulturalists. From a potting bench, planter box, and trellis to compost bins, a brick birdbath, bird houses, and a mason bee lodge, these beginner-friendly projects come with clear step-by-step color photographs to guide you through each process.
The book begins with an introduction to the DIY mindset which explains the positive benefits and satisfaction of building things yourself. Then, you’ll find a helpful overview of the basic tools and skills you’ll need to complete each task, as well as helpful construction and painting tips. The included Project Directory provides each project’s estimated time required for completion and a skill level key, so you can easily find the projects that are right for you.
Inside Garden DIY, you’ll learn how to:
- Plant potatoes
- Build a rain barrel
- Create a wheelbarrow garden
- Construct a compost bin
- Plant a bee-centric garden
- Build a pergola garden swing
- Make a house for mason bees
- …and much more!
Get started creating the garden of your dreams, with Garden DIY!
“I’m an all thumbs guy, but Samantha and Daniel make these garden projects look so easy that I might take a run at building a new raised bed this weekend!”
—Todd Heft, Big Blog of Gardening