It’s the middle of summer, and chances are, your yard has seen better days. If your Fourth of July barbecue ruined your yard, or maybe, you are just looking to update your space, here are 12 inexpensive ways to do so!
Set aside some space on the outside of your garden shed, your porch, or anywhere else for some DIY shelving. Wooden crates can be found anywhere and make great shelves. Paint them your favorite color and store your gardening supplies, or snacks for entertainment purposes!
2. Bed Frame Flower BedRecycle an old bed frame (the more rusted, the better!) and use it as a literal flower bed. Look how lush this lavender combo is!
3. Pallet Table
Tutorial here! Turn a pallet into a great potting table, it can be folded up when it isn’t in use!
4. Revamp Your Deck
Sometimes, the answers to all of your problems lie within a set of new furniture. If you are tired of looking at your rusting patio table, it may be time for an update! Adriondack chairs are the perfect compliment to any outdoor space, especially when they are bright and fun colors. Pick a color scheme for your yard, and pick out some bright chairs that match!
5. Add Lighting
Adding lighting to a backyard area is one of the easiest things to do! Install tiki torches or lanterns around your yard. Making sure that potentially dangerous areas are well lit. If you are looking for an inexpensive option, try stringing tea lights (or even Christmas lights!) through your trees for a really whimsical look.
6. Add a Rug
Outdoor rugs are all of the rage these days! Add an outdoor rug to your patio, and keep comfortable when you are lounging around barefoot. Stick with darker colored rugs unless you are okay with constantly combating muddy footprints! Luckily, these are easy to wash with a hose!
7. Add a Pop of Color
As mentioned previously, sometimes all your yard needs is a pop of color. Add color to your yard with some spray paint around your some old tires. After they are fully dry, fill with soil for a great planter!
8. Add a Play Set
Swinging on the swing was one of my favorite things to do as a kid, if you have kids and your yard is seriously lacking when it comes to kiddie toys, try installing your own swing set! This is easier (and less expensive!) than you would probably think!
9. A Watering Can
A great way to bring decorations into your flower beds. This beautiful watering can looks realistic as the crystals fall from it’s spout. You can find the tutorial here!
10. DIY An Ottoman
Style Me Pretty has the DIY ottoman instructions down to a tee. Use an old tire as the base and use rope to cover it up. This DIY costs less than $20, and looks like it is a lot more expensive!
11. Add Stepping Stones
No garden is complete without a path of stunning stepping stones to follow. Turn old sea glass or other collected materials into a beautiful stepping stone. Lovely Greens has the how-to!