Summer Projects for Your House and Garden. 10 Lovely Ideas
Those long summer weekends you spend at home are a great chance to make it more beautiful and pleasant. Here are 10 summer projects for your house and garden that take up a weekend or less.
1. Small garden on wheels
A rusty old toy cart turned into a planter would make a lovely addition to your container garden corner or even on your lawn.
2. Play the game
Turn your lawn into a playground, with some easy-to-install game sets. They were once played by warriors and kings and you and your kids will enjoy them all summer long.
3. Light up the yard
Enhance the nighttime curb appeal of your home – and add a measure of safety and security – with some solar lamps. Install these exterior-grade fixtures along walkways and driveways, or illuminate steps, trees, stonewalls, fences and other prominent landscape features.
4. Summer projects for your house and garden. The entrance
Make the entrance area more interesting and welcoming, with a cheery front-door color and a welcome mat, potted plants and maybe some recycled furniture.
5. Set a patio
With flagstone, you can easily make an outdoor patio in a weekend – no mortar required. Add potted plants and outdoor seating, such as a bistro set or an eclectic mix of colorful chairs, to create a quaint backyard escape.
6. Grill cart
If your grilling skills are in high demand all summer, you need a proper cart that will store all the necessary tools and platters.
7. Summer projects for your house and garden. Mini-bar
Keep your guests cool with lemonades and ice tea having this portable mini-bar around on your porch.
8. Install shutters
Studded with hammered-iron hardware and a bright coat of paint, shutters will dress up the front of your house and offer you better protection from the summer heat.
9. Make compost
If you love to garden, nothing feeds your plants better than compost from your very own backyard and it’s free. Just make a bin from Though you can budget-friendly plastic, chicken wire or wood and bring in the leftovers (follow a compost recipe).
10. Let them swing
You don’t need a whole playground to make the kids feel fabulous. To put up a swing, all you need is a seat, a rope, and a sturdy tree.