Environmental awareness has permeated throughout society. It is now common to consider how something can be recycled rather than to simply discard it. This isn’t just good for the environment, it makes sense economically too. That’s useful in these difficult economic times.
If you’re considering revamping an outdoor space then you should consider adopting the rustic approach, you’ll be surprised at how much can be reused and repurposed in your yard to make a fantastic space.
If you have a tree that is dying, dead, or perhaps even in the wrong place it can be repurposed or recycled. You have several options.
The tree can be trimmed and the stump turned into a feature. If you’re prepared to pay then a tall stump can be made to resemble virtually any animal. Alternatively, the tree can be felled and the wood used to create tables, chairs, or even turned into planks to create your decking. You’ll only need a jog and a good table saw.
But, it should be noted that if you’re planning to cut the tree down it’s advisable to use a reputable firm specializing in tree removals Sydney. This will ensure the tree is brought down safely and will make sure that it’s permissible to bring the tree down.
You can even use pieces of the tree to create fencing or a pergola. Both will add a rustic appearance to your garden and be a useful addition.
It is also possible to use the wood from your tree to create furniture. Couches and even beds can be placed inside your home and will always have a special place because they came from your tree.
If you have sheet metal in your yard or come across it then why not add it to your yard in an attractive way? One sheet of metal can be cut into shapes or you can cut holes in it to create a light show. The light can be sunlight or strategically placed night lights. Both will help to make your garden look more attractive.
If you have any old barrels sat around then you can cut them in half to make plant pots or small vegetable gardens. Of course, if they are metal barrels you may want to cut them in half to create a new barbeque.
Both are great options, easy to do, and practical.
You can even use the wood from the barrels to create cladding for your buildings or fences.
Many homes are ditching the bath in favor of showers that use less water. You can take the old bath outside and rig a fence around it, either from your felled tree, old barrels, or some other reclaimed material. The bathtub can then become an attractive water feature for your yard or it can be filled with soil and become another raised planter. That’s especially useful if you’re hoping to grow your own vegetables.
These can be glued to your outside wall to create your own mosaic. This classic art will brighten any yard and can be personalized to suit your own tastes.
There really is no limit to what you can do with old items, just take a moment to think about them before you discard them.