Innovative Summer DIY Projects To Perk Up Your Home 27
Innovative Summer DIY Projects To Perk Up Your Home 27

40 Innovative Summer DIY Projects to Perk Up Your Home

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The beach isn’t always an enticing prospect thanks to this cool wet summer. So why not use the time to get on with a few useful projects that take full advantage of the rain? And then you’ll be ready to relax when the sun finally does come out!

Lay turf
Cool wet weather is ideal for laying turf. The earth is cool and moist, which is just how turf likes it – and damp soil is also easier than sunbaked earth for you to loosen and dig before you lay the turf.

Check your drainage
Heavy rain will pinpoint any drainage issues around your home. After a heavy shower check under your house for any pooling water that might indicate that you should improve your drainage. Do the same thing outside – when it rains heavily is the water following clear routes to stormwater drains or is there any risk of pooling or even water overflowing into your home? Make sure the water is running away freely and where you want it to go- unblock any drains or gutters that might have become blocked.

Clean out your gutters
You can wait for a dry day to do this one – but it’s a good idea to make sure that your gutters are clear of old leaves and other debris. You don’t want this to wash into your stormwater pipes, because it could end up blocking them.

Plant a vegetable or flower garden
Watering vegetables and annuals is a tedious job – but this year it’s hardly necessary. The generous rainfall takes care of it for you. The soil is also nice and damp, ideal conditions for young shoots to thrive in.

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