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Warmer weather is around the corner, which means garden parties and more BBQs.
The only problem is your backyard.
After winter, it looks drab, not the best place to invite people over to. But that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are 10 great DIY yard projects to bring your backyard back to life.
1. Tree Swing
The first step on your backyard makeover is building a tree swing. All you need is a rope, a chain, and a sanded plank of wood.
First, drill two holes into the plank of wood and secure it with rope. Use a ladder to reach a large branch on a healthy tree, and loop the chain around the branch.
Next, attach a well-knotted rope to the chain and the wood. There you go!
2. Fire Pit
One of the best backyard design ideas is installing a fire pit.
In cooler months, stay warm in the fire’s glow and share stories with your loved ones. Or cook hot dogs over the fire and enjoy the star-spangled sky after a long week at work.
You can build a safe and durable fire pit using either brick or stone depending on your backyard’s design.
With the use of sturdy materials, like that of an aluminium sheet, you could also construct a built-in BBQ set up in your backyard for more outdoor cooking opportunities.
3. Patio Privacy Screen
Want a break from nosy neighbors?
A patio privacy screen is a great way to enjoy a quiet afternoon in style. You can fashion an airy, attractive screen by screwing together a 12-foot long and 7-foot long plank of wood. To add a personal flair, paint a color that complements your house’s facade and flowers.
4. Garden Shed
Some backyard designs can be beautiful and functional.
Depending on your taste, choose a modern or country-style garden shed to create an attractive storage space. You can even create a multi-purpose pub-shed with a shelf for a bar, perfect for backyard parties.
Or build a screen house to use as a pool-side cabana or an office where you can work in peace.
5. Outdoor Kitchen
According to a study, homes with outdoor kitchens can see an ROI ranging between 100% and 200%.
This is one of the best backyard renovations for foodies who love to throw BBQ parties. Having a grill, sink, and utensils ready means you can focus on cooking and guests without darting in-and-out of the kitchen.
6. Copper Wind Chines
One of the best backyard ideas on a budget is embracing the breeze with wind chimes.
All you need is to get a copper pipe and cut it into different lengths so they produce a range of notes. Drill two holes, one at either end of each chime, and thread fishing line through them.
Next, tie the individual pipes to a wooden base. Use fishing line to hang the chimes from the base, so when the wind blows, you’ll be gifted with a beautiful melody.
7. Outdoor Cinema
Bring Hollywood to your backyard by creating an outdoor movie theater.
First, invest in a projector, and decide how to set up the screen. For example, you can get a white sheet from the laundry cupboard or craft one yourself.
Sew pieces of blackout lining together and tack lengths of timber to the top and bottom. Next, attach screw hooks to the top and hang it over your garden fence or wall.
Lay a groundsheet on the grass for protection against moisture and stones, then layer blankets, cushions, and bean bags. Now enjoy the movie.
8. DIY Wooden Pergola
This is a larger DIY project, but it will transform your backyard’s look. Add a bare-wood style pergola as it will frame your outdoor patio set.
If you want shade, cover the pergola in vines for a stylish look. You can also add a bird feeder, string lights, and flower planters to create an inviting atmosphere.
9. Raised Garden Planters
Love growing vegetables?
Join the movement by building raised garden planters. They’re often three to four feet wide, which gives you plenty of space to plant, weed, and harvest your favorite veggies.
Raised beds are great as they have a proper drainage system, making it easier to grow a range of fruit and vegetables even if the soil isn’t the best.
Further, you don’t have to bend and strain your back, so you can spend most of the time enjoying the best part, harvesting. Now, you can impress dinner guests by getting fresh herbs and tomatoes from your patio as you cook.
10. Mulch Garden Path
No backyard is complete without a garden path winding through it.
You can build a path with many materials like gravel or brick, though mulch is the most cost-effective. The three most popular options for much are wood chips, cocoa bean, and cypress bark, all brilliant ways to make a statement.
Get creative and add edging made of metal, stone, bricks, and even glass bottles. And, to enhance your new creation, consider lawnmower hire to ensure your grass is trimmed and neat.
Those Are Our Favorite DIY Yard Projects!
DIY yard projects are a great way to get creative, collaborate with your family, and make your outdoor space more inviting.
You don’t have to break the bank to build a tree swing or create a garden shed for your tools. It’s also a great excuse to add a vegetable garden to the mix to encourage healthier eating habits for you and your family. Happy building!
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