Backyard hacks save my life because outdoor spaces are wonderful! Unfortunately,with a gorgeous outdoor space comes lots of of work, and lots of headaches for those problems that seem absolutely unfixable. These 19 gardening hacks and backyard hacks are any homeowners life send!
The springs of a trampoline can be dangerous, for both adults and children alike. Use old pool noodles as an extra safety precaution. Measure the pool noodles before cutting.
If pests and critters are your problem, save your old pinecones and use them around your trees and plants to deter those obnoxious animals you cannot seem to get rid of! What a great backyard hack!
Installing a pergola for shade, or even an awning can be a daunting and expensive task. If you aren’t willing to undertake a huge project, use a curtain system from IKEA to create a summer shade.
An idea perfect for a bird lover, use an old chandelier to create a birdfeeder. Birdfeeders are a great addition to a yard, and it’s even better when created out of an old chandelier. This wonderful repurposing idea is from Craftster
Glow in the dark pebbles can be a great way to light up your garden pathway at night. You can paint the pebbles yourself, or you can buy special glow in the dark rocks. Idea from Book of Joe.
Sew together a pillow quilt (yes, a pillow quilt) for outdoor picnics, or even an outdoor slumber party.
Recycle your old wine bottles and turn them into garden edging. The shape and color of the glasses really add a bohemian vibe to your outdoor space.
If gardening is not exactly your forte, plant actual pots in the ground, that way, when it comes time to re plant, it is so beyond simple! Genius idea from Townhouse.
PVC pipe can be turned into absolutely anything, including a towel rack! Perfect for summers at the pool, this DIY rack is easy to assemble and keeps your towels warm and dry. Get the instructions from eHow,
If storage space is an issue, turn your table into a cooler. Use these directions for the best table in the neighborhood.
Rusty furniture is a backyard buzzkill. Instead of using harsh chemicals, cut a potato or a cucumber in half. Then scrub the rusty area. This great tip is from Installl It Direct.
Believe it or not, the best time to clean windows is when it’s dark or cloudy. This helps to prevent streaks from forming, You will certainly see the difference!
The Bloomingtales states that boiling water is an all natural way to kill weeds without harming the soil.
If you are trying to kill all of the vegetation between cracks in your driveway, sprinkling salt in the area is a good way to do so.
Before a party, wipe down your patio furniture with vinegar. This keeps flies and other insects away from your guests. Another great tip from Install It Direct.
There’s a kit that allows you to create trellis designs. Get the great kit here.
If you struggle with preventing weeds growing up through the sidewalk cracks, use concrete crack filler to prevent weeds from sprouting.
If you are short on light, or perhaps there is a power outage. Use a gallon of water and a headlamp to create a makeshift lantern.
Doritos are actually a great form of kindling!