DIY & How To

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How to Build a Greenhouse Planter Box

A greenhouse provides a stable temperature with direct sunlight, shelter and watering systems. Growing seedlings in a planter box inside the greenhouse offers gardeners an effective way to separate plants and boost yields, while also allowing safe access for children and pets.

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How to Build a Planter Box Around a Tree

Building a planter box around a tree is easy and can be inexpensive too. Follow our simple 6 step guide to making a barren area under a tree look fantastic.

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How to Build a Window Planter Box and What to Plant in it

Window planters provide a beautiful focal point both inside and outside the house.  Learn how to make your own wooden window planter box, what to plant in it and how to keep it looking great all year round.

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How to Make a Gutter Planter Box (with Ideas)

Cheap and versatile, rain gutters are a great solution if you need more gardening space. Find out how to make a rain gutter planter box and grow some space.

how to make a galvanized planter box
How to Make a Galvanised Planter Box & Creative DIY Ideas

Building a galvanised planter box is easy and inexpensive. There’s not much that can go wrong if you take it step by step. Here’s how.

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How to Build a Simple Stone Planter Box

You don’t need any special skills to build a stone planter box. Decide on the size, gather your materials, and follow our step by step guide.

Wall-mounted pallet planter
How to Make a Pallet Planter Box

Wooden pallets are easy to get hold of, robust and ideal for upcycling into items for your garden. Learn how to make a pallet planter box that looks incredible.

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How to Build a Planter Box for Vegetables

There are few things more satisfying than growing and picking your own home-grown vegetables, salad or herbs. Learn how to build a planter box for vegetables and get started on your food growing journey.

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How to Waterproof the Inside of a Wood Planter Box (4 Steps)

Wooden planter boxes look fantastic but will eventually break down over time. Learn how to waterproof a wooden planter box and help it to last for years.

how to fill a wooden planter box
How To Fill A Wooden Planter Box: 8 Ideas What to Fill With

Filling large planter boxes with compost can be very expensive. Find out the best and most cost-effective way to fill a wooden planter box.

how to build a planter box for a deck
How To Build A Planter Box For A Deck

Fancy livening up your decking with some stylish and easy to make planter boxes? Follow our step by step guide to learn how to build a planter box for a deck.

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How to Build a Simple Arbour with Planter Boxes & Creative DIY Ideas

An arbour is a great choice to decorate a walkway in your garden or create a stunning focal point. Here’s how to make a simple arbour with planter boxes.

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How to Make a Flower Box (Without Spending a Penny)

Learn how to make a flower box the easy way with our step by step guide, plus clever ideas to build a planter box without spending a penny.

how to put up a hexagonal gazebo
How‌ ‌to‌ ‌Put‌ ‌Up‌ ‌a‌ ‌Hexagonal‌ ‌Gazebo‌ ‌

If you’d love a hexagonal gazebo in your garden but don’t have the time to build one from scratch, follow our step-by-step guide to assembling a hexagonal gazebo from a kit. It shouldn’t take more than a day.

how to build a hanging planter box
How to Build‌ a ‌Hanging‌ ‌Planter‌ ‌Box‌ ‌in 6 Steps

If you’re feeling bored at home and your patio could do with spicing up, why not build a hanging planter box? It’s really easy to do with our simple 6 step guide.

herb planter box ideas
8 Effortless Herb Planter Box Ideas

Are you thinking of planting a herb garden box? Here are 8 easy herb planter box ideas to get you started on your herb growing journey.

diy concrete planter box
5 Steps to a DIY Concrete Planter Box

Making a concrete planter box is a great DIY project and it’s really easy to do. Here’s all you need to know to make your own impressive concrete planter box.

how to build a cedar planter box
How to Build a Cedar Planter Box

With natural water resistance, cedar wood is a great choice for planter boxes. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to build a cedar planter box in just a couple of hours.

how to build a planter box for herbs
How to Build a Planter Box for Herbs

With their wonderful fragrances, food seasoning qualities and documented health benefits, herbs are well worth growing. In this post, we show you how to build a herb planter box and give you some easy-breezy DIY ideas to take inspiration from.

how to make a wooden window flower box
How To Make A Wooden Window Flower Box

Window boxes are a great way to add colour to your home and they can be easy to make. Follow our simple guide and learn how to make a wooden window flower box.

how to build a flower box on a deck
How to Build a Flower Box on a Deck

You can build a flower box using whatever wood scraps you have around the house. Read our simple step by step guide to building a flower box for your deck.

how to make a wall flower box
How to Make a Wall Flower Box

Wall flower boxes are a brilliant way to add beautiful blooms to your home and garden especially if you’re short on space. Learn how to make a wall flower box the easy way.

how to fix a gazebo to deck
How to Fix a Gazebo to Decking

Thinking of adding a gazebo to your existing decking but don’t want to damage the wood? Here’s how to fix a gazebo to decking the easy way.

how to make a gazebo from pallets
How to Make a Simple DIY Pallet Gazebo for Cheap

With moderate carpentry skills and some wooden pallets, you can build a gazebo without headaches and enjoy the whole experience. Here’s how.

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How to Build a Planter Box for Bamboo

Bamboo is one of the fastest-growing evergreen grasses on the planet and it is also regarded as one of the most invasive.
Whether you want to build a planter box to contain your bamboo or to build a planter box from bamboo, keep reading!

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How to Make a DIY Wooden Planter Box the Easy Way

Wooden planter boxes are a great way to incorporate greenery into your space. Learn how to build a planter box from wood and some clever upcycling ideas.

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How to Make a Flower Box Bouquet

If you’ve got a resplendent flower box display, find out how to create a gorgeous, professional-looking bouquet from your blooms.

How To Anchor A Gazebo Without Drilling
6 Ways To Anchor A Gazebo Without Drilling

If you need to tie down your gazebo on a solid cement surface there are ways to anchor a gazebo without drilling. Let’s take a look.

how to fix sagging gazebo canopy
How to Fix Sagging Gazebo Canopy

With many types of gazebos, a sagging canopy is a common problem. There’s a surprisingly easy fix to this problem and it doesn’t require any tools or hard work.

how to build a hexagon gazebo roof
How to Build a Hexagonal Gazebo Roof

This post will guide you through the steps of building a great-looking hexagonal gazebo roof and surprisingly, it’s not as complicated as it might seem. 

how to make a gazebo cover
How to Make a Gazebo Cover

Time to replace your old, worn-out gazebo cover? You can make a gazebo cover at home without breaking the bank or requiring special DIY skills. Here’s how.

how to repair a gazebo frame
How To Fix A Broken Gazebo Frame (Easy Repair)

Fixing a broken gazebo can be very satisfying if you have the right tools and enjoy DIY projects. Read our top tips on how to repair a gazebo frame.

how to build an octagon gazebo roof
How to Build an Octagonal Gazebo Roof

This post will guide you through the steps of building a great-looking roof over your octagonal gazebo and it’s not as complicated as it might seem. 

how to attach mosquito net to gazebo
How to Attach a Mosquito Net to a Gazebo

Mosquitos enjoying themselves under your gazebo is annoying at least. Here are three ways to transform your gazebo into a safe mosquito-free space.

how to build a gazebo roof
How to Build a Gazebo Roof

Building a gazebo roof may sound daunting but it may be easier than you think. With a little bit of planning, you can build a gazebo roof in less than a day.

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How To Make Garden Furniture From Railway Sleepers

Wondering how to make garden furniture from railway sleepers? Follow our step by step guide to making a rustic garden bench from durable wooden sleepers.

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How To Build A Tiered Plant Stand

Building your own garden furniture can be a great project. Learn how to build a simple wooden tiered plant stand with our step by step guide.

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How to Hang Gazebo Curtains Without Drilling

Whether you want to create more privacy, add shade or warmth, keep insects at bay or just like the look of gazebo curtains, they are a great investment.  Wondering how on earth to attach them to your gazebo?  Let’s find out!

how to strengthen a pop up gazebo
How to Reinforce a Pop-Up Gazebo Frame and Canopy

Pop-up gazebos are convenient and easy to set up but they can also be easily damaged by strong winds. Fortunately, they are also easy to strengthen. Here’s what you need to know about strengthening your gazebo.

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How to Build a Gazebo on a Deck

Want to have a place to relax and get a breath of fresh air? Why not build a gazebo on an existing deck? It’s a great option when you don’t want to ruin your garden or if you don’t have a wide flat section to place a gazebo on. One of the advantages of building […]

how to build a wooden gazebo attached to house
How to Build a Wooden Gazebo Attached to a House

Attaching a gazebo to your house is a great way to extend your living space. Here’s how to build a wooden gazebo attached to a house and get that extra space you’ve always dreamed of.

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How to Build a Rectangular Gazebo

Building a gazebo from scratch sounds like a lot of work, but it’s not that hard if you take it one step at a time. Here’s how to build a rectangular gazebo.

clean canvas gazebo canopy
How to Clean A Canvas Gazebo Canopy

You don’t need fancy equipment and cleaning supplies to clean a canvas gazebo canopy. Mild detergent, vinegar, a soft brush, and water are often enough to get the job done.

repair canvas gazebo canopy
How to Repair A Canvas Gazebo Canopy (3 Methods)

Found a rip or hole in your canvas gazebo canopy? Here are some of the best ways to repair a gazebo canopy. Choose the method that works best for you.

how to weight down a gazebo
5 Ways to Weigh Down a Gazebo During Strong Winds

Gazebo canopies work a little like parachutes and can take off in the slightest breeze. Learn how to weigh down a gazebo and stop it from blowing away in the wind. 

how to assemble a metal gazebo
How To Assemble A Metal Gazebo

Did you finally get your long-awaited metal gazebo? Follow our simple, step-by-step guide to assembling a metal gazebo.

how to waterproof a gazebo
How to Waterproof a Gazebo

Whether your gazebo is made of plastic, canvas or wood, learning how to waterproof a gazebo will protect it from the elements and helps it to live a longer life.

shingle a gazebo roof
How to Shingle a Gazebo Roof so It Lasts

Putting shingles on a gazebo roof is an easy job, this step by step guide shows you how to shingle a gazebo roof using regular asphalt shingles or more expensive cedar ones.

How much would it cost to build a gazebo
How Much Does It Cost to Build a Gazebo?

They’re a great addition to your outdoor space but how much does it cost to build a gazebo? Get the lowdown on building materials, size, shape, roofing and flooring costs.

how to anchor a gazebo to concrete patio
How To Anchor A Gazebo To Concrete Patio & Secure It

If you’re using your patio regularly, adding a gazebo will provide essential shade. Anchoring a gazebo to concrete is quite simple. Here’s what you need to know.