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Prepare your garden for spring

7 tips to prepare your garden for spring

With spring in the air, everyone loves to get outside in the fresh air, sitting in the sun and enjoying a cool drink at the garden table. And you want your spring garden to look its best. If your balcony or winter garden is a bit tired and could do with a little TLC, here are 7 tips to give your garden a makeover for spring!

# 1 Add some flower power – in a home-made planter

Naturally, one of the most important things to do in preparing your garden for spring is to add plants. And they’ll make even more impact in a customised planter. It’s easy to make a unique planter with acrylic sheet, in a colour that suits your taste and made to measure to fit your garden or balcony perfectly. We cut the sheets to the exact size you need for free, so all you have to do is to glue them. View our DIY blog “Make your own plastic planter” for step by step instructions. DIY planters are not only fun to make, but they’re also surprisingly light. If you prefer to use your planter indoors, it’ll look just as good in a conservatory or living room.

# 2 Keep dry – under your DIY patio roof

Whatever the weather, when spring’s here you just want to be able to sit outdoors. In our DIY blog “DIY patio cover”, we explain exactly how to make a basic patio roof using polycarbonate. During the winter, the roof canopy creates an extra storage area or – for the very hardy – you can add a patio heater and blanket and still sit under it. Maybe you don’t have room for a canopy, but need a shelter to keep your bikes dry? Using the tips on how to make a patio roof canopy, you can make a DIY bike shelter using polycarbonate.

# 3 Enjoy a drink – on a tray made of acrylic sheet

Sipping a cool drink in the garden is one of the nicest things about spring. And with this DIY acrylic tray, you won’t have to worry about stains on your lovely garden furniture. Anyone can tackle this simple DIY project and achieve a sleek, minimalist result. Of course, you can customise it to your taste or match it to the colour of your garden furniture.

# 4 Give your garden table a new look – with an acrylic tabletop

Are you considering giving your garden table a makeover, or do you want to give it a unique look? Making an acrylic tabletop is a quick and easy way to give your garden a totally new look. Whether you opt to make a dramatic statement with coloured acrylic or create a tabletop using crystal clear acrylic sheet, we’ll saw the sheets to size for you free of charge. All you have to do is to assemble it. To find out how to tackle this job, our blog DIY: Plexiglass table top for your garden table, gives you step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow.

# 5 Create the illusion of more space – with a garden wall mirror

Does your fence need brightening up? Or do you want to disguise the side of your garden shed? Hanging a garden wall mirror can solve many a problem. When you make it yourself using mirror acrylic sheet, you keep the budget down – and you have another fun DIY project to look forward to. And best of all, a garden mirror transforms your garden by making it look bigger – a good enough reason to make one yourself!

# 6 Keep outdoor toys close at hand – with a DIY HPL toy box

This DIY waterproof garden toy box made from HPL panels is ideal for families with children. This attractive chest keeps the toys tidy and protects them from rain showers. It also means that the toys are always handy and saves you from having to drag them outside and in again.

# 7 Fresh vegetables – build a DIY acrylic greenhouse

Strawberries, fresh cherry tomatoes and a container for herbs. Growing your own vegetables may sound like an impossible dream, but why not start small? All you need is a bit of skill and of course, green fingers are also important. Discover how to make your greenhouse in our DIY: How to build a greenhouse.

Order acrylic sheet cut to size

Has this blog inspired you to get started with preparation for spring in the garden? In our webshop, you will find a wide range of acrylic sheets, polycarbonate, HPL panels and more, in different colours and thicknesses. We’ll saw the sheets for you free of charge and ship them within 24 hours. If you’re not sure which thickness you need, consult our thickness calculator for free advice. If you have any other questions, please contact our customer service on 0122-3976701 or send an email to info@plasticsheetsshop.co.uk.

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