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Last Updated on June 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian
This DIY Back Yard Projects post is brought to you by Home Depot. All opinions are mine and mine alone.
Now that the nice weather has arrived in Vermont, there are a number of DIY back yard projects that I want to work on. The raised bed container garden I got from Home Depot was so simple to create that I’m inspired to try some other projects at our home. We have two rural acres of land at our home. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
DIY Back Yard Projects
About an acre of our property is wooded. I don’t generally do anything with the acre of wooded property except go on long walks and enjoy it. One the acre that isn’t wooded, we have a wood shed, garden shed, and a duck and chicken coop. They all need regular maintenance.
- Painting. Our garden shed needs a coat of paint and our duck and chicken coop has one side that is still not painted.
- Repairs. The lock on our garden shed is broken and I need to replace it with a new one.
- Weeding and landscape fabric. All of our perennial gardens need to be weeded. I want to reclaim a few and set down landscape fabric to start over.
- Pruning. Both our pear tree and our berry bushes need to be pruned for the new growing season.
- Outdoor lighting. I would like to install a few more solar powered outdoor lights on our property.
- Picnic table. Our picnic table either needs to be painted, stained or replaced. I haven’t decided which yet.
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Raised Gardening Beds
I really enjoyed working with Home Depot on my raised bed container garden. And, I love how easy it was to assemble. I have been wanting to do this for quite a while but I had no idea there was a kit you could buy for it. I had been putting it off because I thought I would have to buy plans and lumber and build the project myself. That was really more than I wanted to tackle but the raised bed garden kit was super easy to put together. The best part of the project was the fact that my 15-year-old son and I got to work together to create it. It’s tough at his age to find things that I can do with him that we both actually enjoy doing.
If you purchase one of these raised bed garden kits from Home Depot, I highly recommend getting landscape fabric to put down underneath the raised bed. The landscape fabric will help block the grass and weeds from growing up into the garden soil. Adding that layer first will save you so much time weeding over the summer. Instead of weeding, I plan on relaxing in a lawn chair with an iced cold lemonade. Sounds much better than weeding!
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Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email email@example.com to chat.