7 Sunny Summer Ideas For Your Garden
Once the days start getting longer and things begin to heat up, suddenly the backyard, terrace, or balcony becomes the most frequented – and beloved – space in the house. To make your sacred space even more of a showstopper, check out these 7 outdoor hacks that will truly make your garden one of a kind.
1. DIY Herb Garden
Herbs such as basil, mint, rosemary, or parsley aren't just healthy – they also give a wide array of different dishes a wonderful flavor. How practical would it be to always have your favorite fresh herbs not only on hand, but all on one shelf? Whether in your garden or on the balcony or terrace, this herb shelf can be assembled in just a few simple steps from an ordinary pallet. Learn more here.
2. Homemade Mosquito Trap
We've all been there. You're lying in bed with a cool breeze coming in through the window and you're already drifting off into a deep slumber when suddenly an annoying buzzing sound jolts you awake. You know exactly what it is and what it wants: your blood. If that were all, it would somehow be manageable but the swollen itchy bumps the mosquitoes leave behind on your skin are just so irritating. Thankfully this simple trap will banish all the mosquitoes from your home forever. Learn more here.
3. Fairy Garden
In most cases, a broken flower pot's fate is usually sealed and it can expect to end up in a pile of garbage somewhere on a landfill site. But it doesn't have to end this way! The next time you end up with a broken pot, try transforming it into a wonderfully enchanting decoration for your garden or porch. Learn more here.
4. Flower Pot Windmill
Windmills evoke strong images of a quaint countryside village in Holland and a relaxed pace of life. The charm of a windmill is undeniable, and it is a beautiful attraction, no matter the size. Now you too can create such an atmosphere in your own garden or backyard with just three simple flower pots. So roll up your sleeves and get to work! Learn more here.
5. Flower Pot Kids
With the days becoming longer and warmer, many of us now want to spend more of our free time out on the balcony or terrace. While enjoying the fresh air, we also want to feel happy in our surroundings. So if you think your flower pots are looking a little on the dull side, here's a little inspiration for giving them a quick "face lift"! Learn more here.
6. Magic Fountain
You have to look twice to believe it – that's actually real water flowing out of a tap that's hovering in midair! Where does the water come from? This fountain is bordering on magical and makes a fascinating garden decoration. You can buy ornaments like this one, or even better, make one yourself. You won't believe just how easy it is to add some magic to your own backyard. Learn more here.
7. Homemade Insect Repellant
In spring and summer, nature flourishes and it's a chance for amateur gardeners everywhere to show off their green thumbs. But the joy that comes from looking after plants can also turn to frustration when pests like aphids or other uninvited bugs attack your plants. Instead of fighting back by waging chemical warfare, you can use this homemade solution to get rid of those nasty invaders in a totally environmentally-friendly way. Learn more here.