DIY

DIY is defined as building, modifying, or repairing something without the aid of experts or professionals. Well Lazy Susan is not claiming to be experts, but as a team we have a significant amount of experience, and with this category we hope to be on hand with a little advice to help you out with a variety of outdoor DIY projects. From repairing decking to maintaing your garden furniture. If its outdoors, within the realm of your average DIY’er, then hopefully we will have it covered.

Garden Spring Clean: Part 2

Lily Garden Furniture Set

If you’re reading this, then hopefully you’ve read part one? If not you can find that below. That’ll give you a little overview of why we’ve pulled this article together. In part one we looked at some basic steps we follow to spring clean our patios and decking, recommended a few products that I like to use, shared a few tips etc I’ve picked up over the years. And by Spring clean, I guess I mean a bunch of jobs that I like to do at this time of year. Take the opportunity while the weather is nice. Box off a weekend and get the outside of my home looking as good as the inside.

Garden Spring Clean: Part 1

Lazy Susan Garden Furniture Customer Photographs

Get your garden ready for summer with our personal guide to Spring cleaning the outside of your home. I was looking at my own garden the other day from our kitchen and thinking what a mess it looks. I’ll be honest we’ve not used it much over the last 4 or 5 months, and it…

How to clean and maintain your timber decking

If you have timber decking, then it is important you look after it. Especially if you want it to last as long as possible! A good timber deck, if done properly, will always add significant value to your home. However, I’m afraid that does not mean it is maintenance free. You will need to give…

Prepare your home for the British winter

Lazy Susan Garden Furniture Customer Photographs

When the temperature drops and the dark nights draw in it can be difficult to find the motivation to tackle those annoying little DIY jobs that you know need doing but you simply can’t find the time. However, if you don’t want bigger, and not to mention more expensive problems, there are a few basic…

Garden furniture and DIY among most popular retail search terms

A recent survey by the BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor has identified that garden furniture and DIY are both featured the top five retail search terms for Q2 2011, while the total retail search volumes have grown by 27% year-on-year. Growth has been primarily driven by the recent rise in mobile search volumes of 216%, more than…

The best way to clean your timber decking

If you’ve recently had fitted or you’re thinking of installing timber decking, then be prepared… It will need a little care and attention from time to time in order to keep it looking its best. Like anything made from wood, be it a garden shed or fencing, decking is a long term investment, so by…

Planning your new patio

Patios are one of the best and easiest ways to extend your living space. If done effectively they can blur the boundaries between house and garden, thus allowing you to make the most of both by creating what the UK media seemed to have dubbed an ‘outdoor room’.  In the cooler climate of the UK they…

How to Repaint Wooden Garden Furniture

Instead of replacing your old weathered wooden outdoor furniture, why not simply sand surfaces smooth, prime and paint to create a brand-new looking piece of garden furniture. A few simple maintenance steps can protect your wooden garden furniture and keep it looking great for many years to come. Clean regularly with gentle products, lightly sand…