Platinum Jubilee: Top Outdoor Tasks to Tackle During the Extended Break

A four day Bank Holiday weekend is coming soon… a chance to make 96 hours of leisure time count and – if you can face it – turn your attention to some of those all-consuming jobs you may have been avoiding for months! 

Everyone is rightly looking forward to the Queen’s Jubilee. There will be plenty to do during the forthcoming celebrations to see friends and loved ones, enjoy days out and attend street parties. There is also the opportunity to chalk off some ‘things to do’ around the home and garden.

The extra day’s break may be particularly appealing for some of those jobs that you might not be able to complete throughout a weekend or a traditional Bank Holiday period which may need more time and resources to complete. We have developed a list of seven of the most popular outdoor DIY tasks people can consider tackling.

Driveways: These can become real eyesores if left unkempt, with weeds growing out of cracks or between paving slabs in your path or driveways. A driveway contractor offers services for paving, patios, paths as well as driveways. If you have a particularly large driveway, the extra time that this Bank Holiday break provides will allow you to cover a large area than might otherwise be possible. You may also seek the services of a paving contractor to help you take care of your driveway, especially if you don’t have the time and equipment. They have the best paving installers that will surely make your driveway more durable, which you can use in the long run. If you’re looking for a driveway paving Roanoke, you may call Wells Paving Services. In addition, if you need Line Painting or Pavement Maintenance, make sure to consider hiring professionals for expert services.

A rocky place: You might be able to invest in some new gravel to bring a fresh look to a tired-looking patch of ground, or spruce up an existing rockery in the garden with some new stones and ornaments, without rushing against the clock.

Front door and surrounds: Four days is an appealing amount of time if you want to give a fresh lick of paint to your door and porch and perhaps even a new colour. With drying time to consider, there are plenty of scopes to be adventurous and creative to get a new look.

Varnish time: Those with a long fencing installation or lots of outbuildings could enjoy giving a new lease of life to these things with a fresh coat of varnish or two. If your fence is severely damaged, you may have to hire a fence company to install a new one. It’s a great time of year to be doing this with the weather not too hot or too cold, providing ideal drying conditions and ensuring your wood is protected well in advance of wintertime.

Under pressure?: You could ask a relative or neighbor to borrow a pressure washer, like the one on Power Washing Company in Alabama, or hire one in to get rid of stubborn stains on your patio or other challenging standing areas that you may not have been able to devote time to other busy weekends.

Summer is coming: Use this extended break to sift out weeds and dead plants, giving new plants room and space to grow and flourish. This is an excellent time to press the reset button with winter a distant memory, the days getting longer, and your garden receiving more sunlight.

Child’s play: Perhaps more recreation than DIY, but is this four day break the time to construct a dedicated play den for the little ones in the garden or perhaps attend to the tired-looking play equipment or tree house which has needed some maintenance?

Sophia Anderson

Sophia Anderson is a blogger and a freelance writer. She is passionate about covering topics on money, business, careers, self-improvement, motivation and others. She believes in the driving force of positive attitude and constant development.