Jump directly to the content
GARDEN GOALS

Family totally revamp their worn out garden during lockdown complete with seating areas, a fireplace and a playground

OUR time in lockdown has been the perfect time to tackle any tasks around the home that have otherwise been left neglected.

And one family has shown exactly what can be done in a small amount of time after completely revamping their entire garden in just 23 days .

The new garden is now perfect to relax in and for the kids to play in too
11
The new garden is now perfect to relax in and for the kids to play in tooCredit: Gardening On A Budget Official/Facebook
The old yard was covered in weeds with no space to play or relax
11
The old yard was covered in weeds with no space to play or relaxCredit: Gardening On A Budget Official/Facebook

Natalie Woolley, a travel adviser and her husband Tom, a plumbing heating engineer had planned to get their yard done by a landscaper.

But having both been furloughed as a result of coronavirus, they decided not to drop a huge chunk of cash on their yard.

Determined to still get their dream garden, and keen for something to do, the pair thought up another plan, and what would have cost them £10k ended up costing £1500 instead.

Natalie shared snaps of her garden online which showed dead grass riddled with weeds, along with a worn out timber decking that's seen better days.

The stunning patio was created using a stencil
11
The stunning patio was created using a stencil Credit: Gardening On A Budget Official/Facebook
They ripped up all the old grass before laying new, green grass
11
They ripped up all the old grass before laying new, green grassCredit: Gardening On A Budget Official/Facebook

Now, however, the spruced up garden consists of freshly laid grass, two seating areas, a stunning new decking and it even includes a play area for the kids and a fireplace for mum and dad.

In her post on the Gardening on a budget official Facebook page, Natalie wrote: "So pleased with our family garden project 23 days in total , we all played a part but my partner Tom did all the hard work. We recycled everything we could."

And added " Not gonna lie not sure any of us like painting anymore."

But the hard work paid of, no doubt, as the old timber decking is now a stunning shade of grey and a new tiled patio features a super modern, and popular, stencil design.

There is now room to play and relax
11
There is now room to play and relaxCredit: Gardening On A Budget Official/Facebook
There was so much space that wasn't being used
11
There was so much space that wasn't being usedCredit: Gardening On A Budget Official/Facebook
The decking is a stunning shade of grey
11
The decking is a stunning shade of greyCredit: Gardening On A Budget Official/Facebook
The old space was worn and in need of sprucing up
11
The old space was worn and in need of sprucing upCredit: Gardening On A Budget Official/Facebook

Addressing inquiries on the Facebook post, Natalie revealed that she used Dulux Weathershield ultimate masonry paint in Concrete Grey for the decking and added the shade Jasmin White to create the stencil pattern.

The stencil, she said, was from Dizzy Duck Designs and she used a sponge to apply the paint claiming it was much faster and results in a neater finish.

Speaking with Fabulous, Natalie said: "We was meant to have had it done by a landscaper start of May which was going to cost £10k but with me a travel adviser and Tom a plumbing heating engineer we have both been put in furlough, so didn't want to spend so much money.

"Tom always likes to keep busy so he decided we'd do it together. Overall we've spent about £1500, as we've tried to recycle everything we had - main aim was for little to have garden to play in and us to relax."

They even have a  a separate space for their BBQ
11
They even have a a separate space for their BBQCredit: Gardening On A Budget Official/Facebook
Everything used was recycled
11
Everything used was recycledCredit: Gardening On A Budget Official/Facebook

And just in time too as the Woolley now have a perfect yard to relax in over the sunny bank holiday weekend - and can continue for weeks and months to come.

Fellow green fingers loved the transformation too, with many gushing over the new look.

"You all should be really proud it looks stunning, a great transformation," one person wrote.

And a second wrote: "Looks lovely, your hard work has paid off."

While many others dubbed the new look "stunning" and "fabulous".

The Woolley family can now enjoy their new garden
11
The Woolley family can now enjoy their new gardenCredit: Gardening On A Budget Official/Facebook

In other home related  news, we told you how people are loving this stylish outdoor rug from Lidl costing less than a tenner.

We also revealed how a woman turned her "tiny" garden into a stunning space on a budget.

And this is why picking white bedding can instantly make your bedroom feel more expensive.

Footage shows you can attach a hose directly to your pip with a nifty gadget
Topics