10 Do It Yourself Ideas For Your Backyard

Adam EdgintonYRHomes

Backyard

Are you looking for something to do this summer and maybe want to make a few tweaks to your backyard? Then take a look at these 10 ideas for making your backyard a little better.

1. Trellis Kit

Backyard Trellis

If you want a quick and cheap way to add a trellis to your home you can buy a trellis kit for $26.50. This is great for adding that aged touch to your home. Apply this to a fence, window, or wall. You can buy the trellis kit here.

2. Cement Pathway Stones

Cement Backyard Stepping Stones

Do you need new stepping stones? Want something unique? Well how about you make your own! If you have an old rubber mat you’re getting rid of, or you buy a cheap one at the store and use it to mold and make your own. All you do is make the mold and poor the concrete. Makes for a unique stepping stone for your yard. For the full instructions click here.

3. Easy Landscaping Garden

Buried Planters in Backyard

If you want change up your garden for easy landscaping, try burying your pots. It prevents your plants from growing anywhere and everywhere they like. It will make landscaping much easier and it makes for a pretty nice looking garden. By having everything in a pot your yard will use less water too, making it more Eco-friendly.

4. Rinse and Massage Your Feet

Foot Wash Station

This little do it yourself box provides a soothing way to rinse off your feet after playing in the yard. All it takes is a frame coated in a waterproof sealant and then fill it with some flat stones. Not only is it a nice looking box for washing feet but it will be like a massage on your feet while you rinse them off.

5. Make Your Backyard Look Bigger

Backyard Looks Bigger

Whether you have a small backyard or a big backyard it could always be bigger, right? Well a simple way to give the illusion of a larger yard is to simply hang some mirrors on your fence. You can do small or big mirrors and not only will it make your backyard look bigger but if you use a nicely framed mirror it will add a bit of style to your yard as well.

6. Sunflower House

Backyard Sunflower House

A sunflower house provides you with a shaded area that is almost magical. Sunflowers take about 80-120 days to mature so if you plant them early in the season you can enjoy some peace and quiet or have the kids play in the space all summer long. Plus, with the house you also get the beautiful sunflowers to enjoy as well.

7. Rope Lighting

Rope Lighting

You can add rope lights to any hanging edges, steps, pots, or whatever you can think of. With these your yard will be lit with style. With rope lights you can put them on a timer and they are waterproof so you don’t have to worry about them during storms.

8. Add Marbles to Your Fence

Marbles In Fence

Got some marbles lying around? Try drilling some holes in your fence and filling the holes with marbles. It will make for some cool colors in your backyard when the sun shines through them. However, you might want to check with your neighbor before you drill into your fence.

9. Use Stair Risers for Your Herb Garden

Stair Riser Herb Garden

Looking to make an herb garden? Well using stair risers to put window boxes on will give you the perfect home for your herb garden. Put it up against a fence or the house and you’ll be ready to go.

10. Planting Board

Planting Board

Do you plant a lot of seeds in your garden? Want to evenly space them out perfectly, every time? Well try this out. Making a board with wine corks in it will allow you to quickly make the right sized holes evenly spaced for planting. This planting board will make your life so much easier. If you want to make one, click here to see how.