Spring landscaping

Quick and easy DIY for the yard

Spring has sprung and it is time to go back outside. Shuck off the winter woollies and take a good look at where your garden is at. Does it need a trim? Or some new garden beds? What about a path, birdbath, pizza oven or shade cover? Strap on the tool belt, you are about to DIY your garden.

Landscaping the yard not only adds value to your home but building and creating your own garden touches can bring great satisfaction. And when you do it yourself, there is the added bonus of more cash in your pocket.

5 DIY landscaping tips on a budget

Quick and easy landscaping tips:

  • Start from the front
  • Choose low or high maintenance
  • Retaining walls give defined space
  • Do not forget a drainage system
  • Mix up the soil
  • Work your way from the border of the house
  • Choose hardscape or softscape features
  • Budget, budget, budget
  • Upcycle where you can.

With DIY trending around the world and our perfect weather, Sunny Coasters love a good garden effort. Library members have borrowed landscaping titles 8,300 times! 


Reserve these top 9 DIY home landscaping titles and collect from your local library:

View the help guide for reserving items. Libraries will alert you when an item is ready for collection. If you are not a member, join online.


Get useful DIY tips and tricks anytime, anywhere:

Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.


Free landscaping ideas and inspiration flicks with eMagazines:

  • Australia’s Best Landscape and Pool Design
  • Outdoor Design and Living
  • Modern Gardens 
  • Gardening Australia
  • Backyard and Garden Design Ideas.

To get started using free eMagazines, download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.


Stream free landscaping sessions on Kanopy:

  • Water-wise Landscaping The science of gardening: learn how to reduce water use. Find out how to garden design, plant selection, shading and mulching to conserve water.
  • Plan the garden of your dreams - How to grow anything: step-by-step process for creating a garden and mapping the space available. 


Reserve these garden landscaping docos on DVD:

On the web

Web links to landscape garden tips and tricks:

15 Tips for Landscaping on a Budget | Garden Ideas

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