When it comes to building structures in your backyard, the possibilities are literally endless. Everything from a tree-house for your children to play in or a work-shed for you to work in is a possibility. You can build a sitting area with a wooden patio and fencing or make a grilling area for summer barbeques.
The most important thing when working on a DIY project of a larger scale is to plan from the beginning. Make sure you draw up all the plans you need and are aware of the exact requirements for your project. This includes having the right raw material and the correct equipment that you would need.
Once you have everything you need, you should prepare a work area where you will be carrying out the work needed before actually installing the structure. Designating a shaded part of the backyard as the work area is always a good idea.
While putting in a sprinkler system is as easy as sticking a sprinkler in the ground and connecting it to a water supply, there are more advanced DIY water installations you could put in your backyard. People have been known to build their very own swimming pools in their backyards using just haystacks, tarp and binding tape. Use them as your inspiration and think up fun water-based activities. You could go for a slide with a pool as a water splash or just use some tarp and a sprinkler to make a slippery landing for the slide.
All it takes to build a bird house is some wood, some basic equipment, and a rudimentary level of expertise with woodwork. You could go for creative designs and adorn it with decorations galore. Add a water bowl and feeding tray and make new friends.
You’ll need some stone, dirt, and a creative mind to build one of these. Get your kids into the act and build a miniature village. Some creative ideas include incorporating a running lake through the ‘village’ or planting actual grass and flowers in its fields. Children particularly enjoying creating mud houses and structures for the village and may even let some of their toys live there for a while.
A miniature racing track
Depending on the size of your backyard, you can either build this in a corner or go for a track that circles your whole backyard. You’ll need to dig the track before paving it with bricks, cement, or plastic. You can even add plastic or tarp walls to give it a nice clean look. Decorate it as you like and get some remote controlled cars to start the fun. Racing fans would get an extra kick out of recreating their favorite real-life racing track.