If you are looking to get some outside work done, I have 5 outdoor projects to try this weekend!
Leaves are starting to turn, rains have started and the days are getting shorter. Over summer we did a ton of projects and still have some planned for fall. How about you?
1. Plant groundcover between step stones.
Fall is the perfect time to divide or plant nursery plugs of groundcovers like Irish Moss.
However, I divided and re-planted ours in summer because we were working on the backyard for the One Room Challenge and part of the project called for moving the pavers and ground cover. You can check out the backyard reveal HERE and see the planting tutorial HERE.
For a secret garden cottage look, groundcovers between step stones couldn’t be more charming.
We have the basic square pavers you see above and the greenery really softens the angles, which I think is more fitting to our 1920s house.
2. Create a planter bed.
Fall is a great time to create a new planter bed or prep an existing one for spring bulbs. This planter bed was one of the first projects I completed at our house.
Last year I planted tulip bulbs and two types of alliums. Are you thinking of planting any bulbs this year?
3. Make a living gallery wall.
This up-cycle project is a fun way to give new purpose to something you have laying around. This tutorial shows what I found at a thrift shop and how I made it into a planter.
4. Make an espalier trellis for your fence.
If you’ve been around the last few weeks, you’ve seen me share this trellis project a ton! When I posted the tutorial HERE many people were worried about the damage it could do to a fence. Luckily the fence is doing just fine. In this article I cover many questions you might consider before you try to make an espalier trellis.
Depending on your gardening zone, some vines are perfect to plant in fall. In my area of the Pacific Northwest trumpet vines, grape vines and figs can be planted in fall. Check your area to see what is recommended.
5. Try a DIY privacy screen.
We did this project over summer, but it provides a great back drop for fall and winter gatherings too! This post shows the tutorial and how we went from salvage picket fence to privacy screen.
I want to add some twinkle lights to the screen too! Maybe I’ll have to do a winter styling shoot….
Some of our favorite gardening gear.
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The tool with the wooden handle makes weeding so easy and saves your back!
I love weed barrier fabric to line planter beds and the insides of pots too.
Since our pine and cedar are constantly dropping needles, we use this leaf blower for quick patio clean ups.
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And here is one for the road from my friend Melba. She transformed her yard into an amazing colorful garden.
Great ideas, Marie! Your post reminded me that I want to purchase some Daffodil bulbs to plant this fall.
Thank you Paula! I have a few daffodils from the previous owner and I love their early spring cheer!
I like the DIY privacy screen idea! Also your fire pit looks incredible!
Thank you! Hoping we can sit by the fire this weekend when the rain stops! Have a great day!
So many good ideas, but my favorite is the espalier trellis. In love with the look!
Thank you!! I hope you can try the trellis project!!
These ideas are all amazing and perfect for this time of year too! We almost always save bigger projects for the Fall because it’s so much cooler. I can’t wait to add these to our list. Hugs, CoCo
Thanks so much CoCo! The cooler weather does help make outdoor projects more manageable. We did some work during a heat wave and it was not pleasant 🥵Have a great day!
I love the path with ground cover. Daffodils are my favorite. I have to get more to plant in a month or so.
Thank you! We have some daffodils from the last owners and I love to see them after a dark winter.
Great ideas, Marie. I love ground cover between stepping stones and I’m such a huge fan of your trellising project. You’re a lot more productive on weekends than I am! xo
Thank you so much Juliet! ☺️ I always appreciate your feedback 💖
What fabulous projects Marie! I love your outdoor sitting area – it is so wonderful and I love your color scheme!
Thanks Crystal! We’ve been so lucky to get to work on our outdoor space. It’s so nice to sit out there now 😊
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