Transforming your backyard into a useful, functional space, can be relatively inexpensive and easy with the proper tools and instruction. To make the process even simpler, we compiled a list of easy DIY backyard landscaping ideas to transform your backyard into a functional and stylish oasis. After getting your backyard in shape, transform the rest of your lawn with these landscaping tips.
Consolidate your backyard– Consolidate space in your backyard by adding in pieces that serve multiple purposes. For example, add a stylish weatherproof table that does double duty as a plant stand and buffet for food and drinks when friends stop by for a backyard party.
Camouflage your deck’s legs- If you have a high deck, camouflage its legs by adding plant beds around the perimeter. Plants that work well for concealing large spaces include tall perennials such as ornamental grass, sedum, and Black-eyed Susan.
Create an outdoor living area- Turn your backyard into an outside living area by adding a few pillow-packed Adirondack chairs, an outdoor colorful rug, large pots, and end tables. You can even add a canopy to provide shade if desired.
Create a path- Paths are relatively inexpensive to make, and they typically cost $60 or less if you shop smart and do it yourself! Click here to discover how to create a DIY stone walkway for only $36!
Add a fire pit- Adding a fire pit to a backyard can instantly add curb appeal and is a great way to entertain family and friends on a chilly summer night. They are also easy and inexpensive to make yourself. Check out this great video tutorial by Lowe’s explaining how to create your own fire pit in a few simple steps.
Make your fence multi-functional– If you have a fence, and a smaller yard, add decorative mirrors to make your yard look larger while adding some flare. In addition, if you have kids, consider mounting a chalkboard (Learn how to make one yourself) to your fence to create a fun and interactive activity. Thinking about adding a fence to your yard, but not sure where to start? Check out our Fence Buying Guide.
Repurpose old tree stumps– Transform a tree stump into a table or planter to add functionality and inexpensive decorative pieces to your yard. Discover tree stump ideas and how-to’s.
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