The four-day bank holiday weekend is just around the corner… your chance to value your 96 hours of leisure time – and if possible – turn your attention to the consuming things you may have avoided for months!
Everyone is looking forward to Queen’s Jubilee. During the upcoming celebrations, there will be plenty of things to do to meet friends and loved ones, enjoy the outdoors and attend street parties. There is also an opportunity to chalk ‘to-dos’ around the house and garden.
For some tasks that cannot be completed over the weekend or during traditional bank holidays, an extra day off can be particularly attractive and may require more time and resources to complete. We’ve developed a list of the 7 most popular outdoor DIY tasks people can solve.
driveway: If left unattended, they can be really annoying if weeds are growing in crevices or between paving slabs on roads or driveways. The extra time this holiday break provides, especially if you have large driveways, allows you to cover a larger area than would otherwise be possible.
Rocky places: Invest in new gravel to give a fresh look to worn-out land, or refurbish an existing rock in your garden with new stones and ornaments without rushing time.
Main Gate and Surroundings: If you want to repaint your doors and verandas or want a new color, 4 days is a fascinating time. Given the drying time, there are plenty of scopes where you can be adventurous and creative to get a new look.
Nice time: Those with long fences or lots of outbuildings will enjoy giving these things new life with a varnish or two. Weather not too hot or too cold is a good time to do this, providing ideal drying conditions and good protection for the wood before winter arrives.
Pressure?: You can ask a relative or neighbor to rent a high pressure washer, or hire a high pressure washer to remove stubborn stains from your patio or other difficult standing areas that you might not have time for on other busy weekends.
Summer is coming: Use this extended break to screen weeds and dead plants to provide space and space for new plants to grow and thrive. On a cold winter’s day with longer days and more sunlight in the garden, it’s a good time to hit the reset button.
Children’s play: It may be more recreational than DIY, but is this four-day break time to build a dedicated playroom for the little ones in the garden, or take care of tired-looking rides or tree houses that need a little maintenance?