Sydneysiders have been flocking to beaches and parks as warmer than usual weather continues to spoil the city.
Clear blue skies and warm sunny days followed by temperate nights have been enjoyed across Sydney for the last week, and the weather trend is expected to continue until Wednesday (July 18), with the sun to return again over the weekend.
Some people may want to take advantage of the uncharacteristic Sydney winter weather by tackling some jobs around the property, including a garden landscaping project.
Whether it’s a vegie garden you've been meaning to create or a space for the kids to play, mild and dry weather conditions will make your DIY job considerably easier.
If you are embarking on a sandpit project for the children, using a mini loader or excavator - available from your local Kennards Hire - will be useful for achieving a professional result.
Once you have a flat, solid foundation to work with you can excavate the area which will be your sandpit - taking care to remove all tree roots.
Your sandpit can be as deep or as shallow as you like, but a minimum of 200mm is advised - remembering your child will probably want to dig holes and tunnels!
Edging is important for your sandpit so that it doesn't cave in - you can use logs, garden pavers, or sleepers.