We all know how difficult it is to finish all tasks over the week, and we always put off all the fun stuff until the weekend. Still, when the weekend comes, we have so many things to do that we often end up doing nothing much, and that's a waste. If you're hoping to finish some minor work in your garden this weekend, you should think about what you need during the week, order all materials, and comes Saturday, you'll be ready to rock.
Small bird feeders
A great weekend activity for families with kids is to create small bird feeders that can be made of pretty much anything: old teacups, plastic bottles, old shoes, mason jars, and milk cartons. This is a great opportunity to teach your children about compassion and taking care of animals. What is more, you might get them interested in birds, and they might soon learn about different kinds of birds that live in your area.
You can use your old brass chandelier from the 1980s that has been sitting in your basement or garage, or you can get one in a thrift shop or a yard sale in the neighbourhood. Instead of candles and light bulbs, you can put flower pots and plant small roses or succulents. Use spray paint to paint both the chandelier and flower pots into a bright shade of blue or yellow, and keep it on your front deck where it will look like something out of a fairytale. You can buy any plants you want online, on websites such as Australian Plant Online, without having to go through trouble of getting the dirt into your car.
Make wind chimes
Another easy and fun activity for families with kids are homemade wind chimes, and they can be made out of pretty much anything: old screws and bolts, pieces of glass, discarded keys, bottle caps, and glass beads. These make pleasant noises and they will make your little garden a more inviting place. This is a great way to use all that 'junk' that's been piling up in your home and make something pretty and useful out of it.
Did you ever think about planting trees in your garden? Flowers, vegetables, and herbs are very common, but people seldom plant trees because they take a long time to grow and require much love and attention. Still, if you are patient you will be rewarded with a beautiful tree that grew alongside your family. Plant two or three trees of the same kind, and make sure they are well tended.
If the soil in your garden isn't good enough for growing flowers and vegetables, you can easily make your own raised bed, fill it with nice, rich soil, and grow your own food and flowers with ease. Take some pine lumber, make the bed in the shape you like, secure the boards with cap pieces, and fill it with nice soil. Voila, it's ready for you to plant anything you want. What is more, there won't be a need for chunky gardening tools. Instead, you can use Hoselink to buy hand tools, sprinklers, and gardening gloves, and you can keep all these in a box in your garden shed.
If you have a fire pit, it's only natural that you want to have a nice and comfortable place to sit beside it. It's rather easy to make a small bench out of concrete blocks and some wood. You can even paint it so that it fits the surrounding better (or stands out if you prefer it that way). Still, you will need some comfy wicker chairs too, and it's easier to order outdoor furniture online than to make it all by yourself. Making a simple bench out of concrete and wood is a lovely project your whole family will enjoy and you won't find it difficult to complete.
If you're ambitious, you can end up planning too many things and not getting much work done by Sunday night. Instead of making one huge project that will take a lot of time, money, and energy, you can plan a couple of simple activities which you can do together with the rest of your family, and make a nice little DIY weekend. These simple activities will help you all spend some quality time together, and you'll bond over some nice and useful work.