Jobs in the garden

Building a deck or installing a garden fence? These are both jobs you may want to do if you have a garden. Skil helps you with all those jobs in and around the garden. With our handy step-by-step instructions you’ll be able to create the garden of your dreams! And you’ll also find the information you need for paving.

  • How to build a deck

    A wooden deck or patio doesn’t get as hot or cold as one made of stone. It’s comfortable and looks attractive. One disadvantage is that wood…
  • How to build a log store

    If you have an open hearth or a wood-burning stove, you’ll also need a stock of firewood. This needs to be dried before you can use it, and the best…
  • How to build a sandpit

    A sandpit in the garden is a lot of fun for children and parents alike. You can choose a ready-to-use solution or you can do the job yourself. Then you…
  • How to maintain gutters

    A good rain gutter keeps water away from the walls and foundations, and prevents walls from being affected by rising damp.
  • How to hang window boxes

    A window box or plant container is a quick and easy way to give your balcony or patio a fresh and floral look. It’s a fun job to do, and you’ll…
  • How to lay a patio

    A paved patio often forms an extension of the adjoining room. You can use it to make a seating corner, or to park your bike or motorcycle. It also forms…
  • How to make a birdhouse

    Building a birdhouse or nesting box is quite simple. And it’s a fun job to do together with the (grand-)children. Attention points.  Make sure…
  • How to build a chicken coop

    Building a chicken coop is a fun job to do at the weekend. Keeping chickens doesn’t just mean a daily supply of fresh eggs, it’s also a good…
  • How to build a rabbit hutch

    It’s easy to build your own rabbit hutch. A good rabbit hutch provides shelter, is easy to clean and resists moisture. Attention points.  •  …
  • How to build a veranda

    A veranda or covered terrace has an important function in your garden. It provides protection against rain, sun and falling leaves. A veranda can be stand-alone…
  • How to build a fence

    If you want to build a fence or other kind of garden separation, it’s a good idea to first think about what you want: What requirements do you…
  • How to paint metal

    Sometimes you need to paint a metal surface, either indoors or outdoors. That’s different from painting a wall of a wooden surface. If the metal…
  • How to paint doors and window frames (outdoor)

    Before you start on your outdoor paintwork, you need to decide if you want to use alkyd (solvent-based) or acrylic (water-based) paint. What kind of paint…
  • How to make a wooden Christmas tree

    You can use your re-usable wooden Christmas tree both indoors and outdoors. You can make it in tabletop size, in a flat ornamental version or as a full-size…
  • How to build a treehouse

    If you build a treehouse in your garden, you can teach your children to love nature at the same time. Of course you’ll build your treehouse in a…
  • How to make a dog kennel

    If your dog is outside a lot of the time, it’s essential to provide a place where he (or she) can shelter from rain, wind and strong sunshine. It’s…
  • How to make a swing

    It’s easy to build a swing that’s fun for your kids to play on, by following these clear step‑by‑step instructions. This swing looks great…
  • How to make a cold frame

    A cold frame is an ideal way to start a vegetable garden, so you can grow your own young vegetable, fruit and herb plants. The cold frame protects the…
  • How to build a soapbox cart

    Soapbox carts were originally made from boxes in which soap was kept. In earlier times, children simply fixed a soapbox onto a set of old pram wheels,…