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Top 10 most popular garden makeovers

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A garden can be a relaxing oasis and a wonderful place to enjoy time with friends and family.


But if your backyard or front garden has been neglected for a while, it can be a little overwhelming and difficult to know where to start. It's often also not easy knowing what to do with narrow side access areas next to the house. 


Fortunately, our clever and creative Bunnings Workshop community can provide plenty of advice and also the inspiration you need to pick up a tool and get cracking on transforming your garden.


Here’s the Top 10 most popular garden projects on Workshop by pageviews:


1. Backyard transformation by @LePallet 


This comprehensive backyard makeover included landscaping, decking, raised garden beds, screening, planting, and new turf. There's also a wonderful play area for the kids, with a cubby, sandpit and chalkboard


2. Side garden makeover by @shayden06

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Narrow areas down the side of a house can be tricky to work with, but this combination of decking and garden beds came up a treat. It’s a practical solution for easy access as well as creating a space for relaxing and enjoying the outdoors.


3. Backyard makeover by @maknilsin


With very limited space to work with and a modest budget, a stark and unappealing garden was transformed into an attractive and functional space perfect for outdoor entertaining. The planter boxes clad with timber decking boards have been particularly popular with the community, and double as bench seats for socialising.


4. Port Wine Magnolias as front yard screening by @suequarford 


Wanting an attractive screening option for a sunny front yard on the NSW South Coast, Sue got expert advice about using Port Wine Magnolias as a hedge. The end result looks fantastic, utilising Camelia Sesanquas as well. We are looking forward to seeing them grow. 


5. Back lawn makeover by @Ben

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While reasonably large, this backyard was dark and unappealing, and grass had little chance to grow. Removing trees, landscaping, planting and laying new turf produced an amazing transformation.


6. Bluestone rounds to replace lawn by @Kate23


Without consistent sunlight it can be difficult to maintain lawn, so these gorgeous bluestone rounds are a fantastic, eye-catching alternative.


7. Adding drainage to fix a muddy lawn by @Ben


Fixing a muddy, unusable backyard mess required the installation of agi pipe in new drainage channels before returfing work.


8. Front yard makeover by @darylhewston


New paving allowed Daryl and Deb to get to the front door without getting dirty feet, while new garden beds and turf provided the finishing touch and dramatically improved the house’s street appeal.


9. First garden area with native hedge by @Adam_W


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Resident horticulturalist Adam has started transforming his new property on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. This front garden includes a Murraya hedge and a row of Magnolias.


10. Garden flower ideas with oversized garden gnomes by @Jamespeter100


Workshop member James Peter has one of the most colourful gardens we’ve ever seen, combining beautiful flower displays with creative hand-built inhabitants like barnyard animal planters and even Daleks.  



More inspiration for your garden


Other great projects recently shared by Bunnings Workshop community members:




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Need help with your garden?


We encourage you to start a new discussion in the Garden board on Workshop. We have lots of experienced gardeners sharing their knowledge, including Bunnings team members and qualified horticulturalists.


You might also find our How to section very helpful, including the articles How to plan a garden makeover and How to give you garden a makeover.


Just let us know how we can help you with your garden makeover project. 



Article updated: October 2020

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New Contributor

Merry Christmas 🎄 to all.


I am first timer .. keen to learn .. really just started enjoying little projects in our garden.


Very keen to plan a corner garden off our bedroom.. nice views to the City .. can I dump photos and ask for advice ?


My knowledge of plants is what I can read off the label!


Wish me luck !

Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi @PeterZ,


Welcome to the Workshop community. We're pleased to have you join us.


Feel free to hit the Start a discussion button anytime and ask a question and/or share some photos. We have helpful members sharing information, advice and inspiration on Workshop every day. And please let me know if you ever need a hand getting the most from the site.




Community Manager
Community Manager

The Bunnings Workshop community certainly loves a good garden makeover! This article is one of the most popular on the site so it's been great to update it. Hope you get plenty of ideas and inspiration from the projects listed. 


Congratulations to all those members who have projects featured. We love your work.




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