Winter has arrived and for most parts of Australia this has brought about a fairly rapid transition into colder weather. Although the idea of nights spent in the garden may sound immediately appealing, adding an attractive fire pit to your outdoor space can make winter evenings in the garden a wonderful experience.
A fire pit is an easy and inexpensive project that even a novice at DIY can complete with a few hour's work.
Sometimes devices that are designed for professional use are overkill in a domestic garden – even if you have a large plot to maintain. On the other hand, there are a number of motorised and automated landscaping tools which are of great use to homeowners. Even if you are not a professional gardener or landscaper, consider some of the following gadgets for use in your garden and achieve some truly great results.
If you have trees on your property, you may have to opt to cut one down at one point or another due to damage or ill health. A common trend for homeowners is to simply have the tree felled rather than it being removed from the property. As a result, it leaves behind a stump in your yard. This stump may seem harmless on the offset, but the reality is that it poses a host of risks.
DIY landscaping is a great way to enhance the appearance of your home while making your yard more functional. Through landscaping, not only can you prep various areas for planting, but also you get the chance to flatten the land for the construction of exterior living spaces, pathways and more. One of the pieces of equipment that remains a staple when landscaping a property is a mini excavator. Hiring this piece of machinery is a convenient way to give yourself the flexibility to attend to your yard without having to bear the cost of investing in the equipment.
Picture a real open fireplace, logs crackling away soothingly as the flames flicker around them. There's nothing quite like it to make you feel both physically and emotionally warm, especially on long winter evenings spent indoors.
Without the knowledge required to get a fire going properly, however, it can be a source of stress rather than a relaxing experience. Failing to understand fireplace care and use can be frustrating or even dangerous, so here's the right way to do it.