Most individuals think they don’t have the money for a perfectly manicured, elaborately decorated backyard. The good news is that there are many ways to spruce it up yourself, on your own time, and save a little money in the process.
With a little elbow grease, there are endless ways you can add a personal touch to your yard. Big yard or small, there’s no reason why your lawn can’t be well-maintained and visually appealing. As an added bonus, investing in your lawn will likely bring you back a return on your investment should you decide to sell your house.
It’s not fun having friends and family over for bonfires if your lawn is completely unruly. Getting down with a DIY project with your family over a few weekends can be fun and productive. The end results are worth it. But where do you start? Here’s a list of a handful of cost-effective DIY projects for your backyard.
Customize a Deck or Patio
Think about all of the potential time that can be spent on a deck or patio. In addition, having a deck or a patio is incredibly attractive to potential buyers and will add value to your home. Concrete patios can be put in easily, while building a wooden deck can add a ton of character as well. Add in some cute chairs and plants for a nice outdoor look.
Add an Outdoor Rug
No one really thinks about putting a rug outside. But when it’s surrounded by chairs and other outdoor furniture, it’s going to look great. It’s also a really inexpensive way to make your outdoors look elegant. Having that pop of color adds some excitement to your yard, and will give your guests somewhere clean to walk. If you’re not trying to stain or paint your deck on your own, getting a large rug is the way to go.
Create a Pathway With Rocks
If you have a grassy yard with uneven terrain, it’s a smart idea to add a pathway. This will add visual interest to your yard while giving you and your guests a safe place to walk, particularly at night.
Rather than a plain concrete path, look into putting down a fun stone pathway. Throw down some sod and you’re ready to go. If you’re worried about anyone tripping while walking, there’s also glow-in-the-dark rocks or garden stakes available. There are even succulents now that are highly popular and inexpensive.
Get a Tree Bench
While a tire swing is a true classic, adding an extra bench in a huge tree is a new, unique way to treat your guests in your home. All you need is some protective eyewear, a saw and wood pallets. Go ahead and paint it a bright color. The last touch is some decorative pillows.
Think About Installing a Pergola
If you’re looking for a living room right in your own backyard, a pergola is an exciting way to go. All it takes is clearing out an area on a deck or in your yard and get to building. Adding extra shade means that you’re going to have the perfect place to relax on a sunny day.