This summer we have been working on some updates to get our home ready to sell such as, a bedroom makeover, bathroom remodel, updating landscaping and building trellises with lanterns. As I stood back to admire the new bushes on the back side of the house I noticed how unsightly the garden hoses were. Something needed to be done to organize and store our garden hoses, but it had to coordinate with the overall atheistic of the new landscaping. Since this month’s DIY Project Challenge was to create something using wood my garden hose holder and storage post with hooks and solar light fit the criteria, hence I designed a garden hose holder and a little deck for the watering station. You can see the before photo below.
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How to DIY a Freestanding Garden Hose Holder
Planning the garden hose post with hooks
I began by gathering my tools and supplies. Next, I determined the height of the post, the distance from the house and the water spigot. I made a chalk mark on the brick to mark the place and then I measured out from my mark on the brick to find the perfect location to start digging a one foot deep hole.
Installing garden hose post
Once the hole was ready I placed the post in the hole and poured dry Quikrete in and filled around the post. I used a level to make sure the post was straight. At this point I gently added a quart of water and let it soak into the dry Quikrete. This is my secret Quikrete method that is so easy with no cleanup! Let the Quikeret setup for a 4 hours.
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To determine the hook placement I held 2 hooks up to the post and marked where I wanted to install them. I decided they would work best on either side of the post instead of front and back.
Garden hose holder post with hooks and post cap solar light
Solar Post Cap
The final step was adding the solar post cap light. See in the photo below how I mixed the Gorilla Epoxy on the packaging with the stir stick provided. That was so easy. I added a dollop of the epoxy mixture to each corner of the post then pressed the the solar post cap in place.
Solar cap light at night
The solar light helps me find my way when I need to turn off the hose after dark and it looks great with all the other solar lights in our yard. See an earlier post about my solar lanterns.
Some of the other landscaping updates
These easy DIY projects have a cohesive overall aesthetic since I designed everything with similar style, materials and colors.
Some of my favorite garden finds
This is the BEST hose I have ever found. It is feather weight and that’s a huge bonus with our yard being 11 acres we have a lot of hoses and they can get super heavy, but this one is a dream to manage.
My favorite garden gloves just happen to be pretty too. I have arthritis in my hands and most garden gloves are painful to put on, but these are painless, cushioned and pretty! Thank you DIGZ for designing the perfect garden glove.
If I am sharing my favorites then I had to add this photo of Mr. Kippi at Home since he is wearing a tee I purchased from LLBean. I purchased it a long time ago and he has worn it for years and years DIY’ing and it is still in great shape.
DIY Project Challenge with wood project reveal
I am honored to be a member of this amazing group of DIY bloggers. They inspire and dazzle me and my readers every month with their stunning projects and this month is the best one yet. So please hop on over and see all their projects.
DIY Gable Roof
Next stop is this stunning over door DIY Gable Roof made by Rachel at Joyful Derivatives. Don’t you just want to walk up to it and take a closer look? It is a magical look with the design and her color choices.
House number planter box
The third stop is easy to find with the house numbers beautifully displayed over at Pam’s DIY Vibes. She made her house numbers into a swoon worth project you are going to want to make one too.
If you are ready to be amazed with a beautiful porch transformed into a beautiful screen porch then hop on over to see how Ashley from Emory Farm DIY’ed the project.
We are all serious DIY’ers, but we are NOT all work and no play. So to that end my friend Eileen from Sand Dollar Lane is sharing how she whipped up her DIY Ladder Ball Set for some summer fun. It is just in time for back to school and her kids are lucky to have a game of ladder ball to look forward to when they get home from school. Learn how to make this too by hopping over to Sand Dollar Lane.
That was a fun and inspiring roundup tour of the outdoor DIY Project Challenge. Did you find something you would like to DIY? Let me know what you liked best in the comments below.
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