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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