Springtime has just begun to grace us with its beauty. Pretty soon the weather will be perfect for outdoor activity and we can’t wait!
It’s time to get your yard in shape, and we’re here to help. Most people tend to only focus on their front yards but, your backyard needs lovin’ too! Here are a few neat ways to spruce up your backyard to get it ready for Summer.
Build A Fire Pit
A fire pit would make the perfect add-on for your backyard, assuming you enjoy hanging outside. And who doesn’t?
Imagine spending quality time with your friends and family around a fire on a warm night sharing stories and roasting marshmallows. Sounds amazing right? Well it is, and you can have a cool setup like that too with very little money required.
There are a number of designs you can choose from that are prefabbed, but you can also make your own. I’ve seen them made with cinder blocks, pavers and bricks, but the above is done in a rusted out wheelbarrow. Get inspired by seeing some DIY fire pits on Pinterest.
Be sure to do a little research on your city’s laws and requirements to avoid running into any problems down the road.
Buy A Backyard Hammock
A hammock is an easy to install relaxing bed made out of a sturdy net-like material or cloth. You can relax out in your backyard with a pillow, blanket, and book under the stars. All you have to do is string the hammock up between two trees. Pretty simple huh?
But take care, they are a bear to get into and out of, so be ready to fall in the soft grass often!
Build A Backyard Waterfall
Turn your backyard into a beautiful oasis with a backyard waterfall. A rippling waterfall will provide the peace and tranquility you’ll need after a long hard day — the sound is amazing! And they’re easy to create with just some rocks and a water system. Be sure to research your city’s laws and requirements to avoid any missteps.
Build An Outdoor Kitchen
An outdoor kitchen is the ideal add-on for the person who loves to be outdoors and loves to cook. An outdoor kitchen can include anything you wish: A grill, A refrigerator, A sink, you name it. Take your Bar-B-Que’s to the next level, by moving everything outside — even the kitchen sink!
Add Cool Lighting
Now this idea seems pretty simple, and that’s because it is. Lighting is an easy to add feature that makes your backyard pop!
There are a number of ways to illuminate your backyard. You can use string lights, torches, or paint the items you already have in your backyard with Rust-Oleum Glow In The Dark Paint. This type of paint is safe and can be applied to wood, metal, drywall and plastic. It will create a beautiful glowing effect for 4-8 hours after being charged by the sun’s natural light.
No matter what type of lighting you choose, make sure the look fits your home’s decor. If you are living in a farmhouse, you can use kitchen instruments with candles, put candles in Mason jars or even add a wick to a wine bottle and add torch fuel.
There are so many fun ways to light up your backyard. Check out Pinterest for ideas.
There you have it, some of the most fun DIY ideas to spice up your backyard.
With each new addition to your outdoor oasis will come the need for increased privacy and security. A fence is a great way to surround the ones you love, and depending on your home’s style, you can always find a fence that will look great. See the reasons why you might like to choose wood, vinyl, chain link and ornamental as your fencing option.
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