A geek at home. A web and mobile Apps Developer at Bella Design in Cheshire. A man united fan all day long.

DIY Tiki Bar

June 20th, 2017


We had a Hawaiian party this weekend, taking advantage of clear sky and sizzling 29-degree heat. Using a bunch of free pallets I decided to build a quick tiki bar.

Proper write-up to follow, in the meantime here’s the progress shots and final look

DIY Tiki Bar made from pallets


Lawn Restoration // Moss and debris removal

April 11th, 2017


This post is a little late, but I thought for the sake of a timeline, I may as well show any potential visitor the progress.

In my last post, I wasn’t sure what would be next, after seeking out some advice apparently I’d cut the grass too short, causing “scalps” but the people that told me this were under the impression that I wanted to use the current unknown type of grass as the lawn. So it wasn’t exactly a bad thing. Another experience

Another experience gardener then gave me some key advice and said i shouldn’t waste money on a scarifier, the stage I’m at required some serious heavy raking of dead grass, moss and any other debris that is sitting on top of what looked like decent soil. He also advised that I go ahead and rejuvenate the soil using top soil and level out the whole area. This was in line to what i was already thinking I was just being lazy at the thought of raking a 100m2 of garden.

Anyway, with a decent spell of dry weather, I spent a weekend getting as much of the top as I could and removing a load of stone and rock that was at the surface of the soil or what I could feel through raking.



Lawn Repair // Second Cut

February 21st, 2017


I’ve now cut it down to the level I’d ultimately want the lawn to be when it’s completely repaired and greened. There’s still a lot of dead grass and moss so I’m not too sure what’s the next step. Moss Kill and a lawn feed solution or go in for the kill and purchase a scarifier to remove the dead stuff by force. I haven’t taken any pictures of the front garden but it pretty much looks the same as this, murky green topped with moss and dead grass.

Lawn repair, first cut IMG_6874 IMG_6877

Overall I have a really good feeling about this, though, I’ve done a ton of window shopping for garden products and I’ve got myself a bit over excited at the prospects. My plan at the moment is to have the whole rear section bordered off and I will use that as a plant growing area, ive chosen that area mainly because its a perfect view from the living room and patio doors also I would want to put some garden lighting in there and think it will wok really well.