What’s the use of a backyard if you can’t enjoy it during summer? These great outdoor projects will not only enhance your yard, but beautify your outdoor living space and give everyone in the family something exciting to do. Choose your favorite from the list and make sure that your backyard is ready for the coming summer months.
Make a Wagon Herb Planter
Looking to spice up your container garden? Dig out that rusty old wagon and turn it into a mobile planter that can go from a sun-steeped corner, right to your kitchen door. It will look great with a fresh coat of bronze spray paint and will definitely add character to your outdoor garden.
Build a Tree Bench
This comfy, stay-cool spot has room for the entire family and practically looks like it is a part of the tree itself. Put your bench together, and you’ll enjoy lounging on it with your favorite book all summer long.
Create a Backyard for Playing Games
If your backyard landscaping is on point, the kids will definitely enjoy it. To make this happen, you will need a few sophisticated games; games of skill and strategy; games once played by warriors and kings. Games like bocce, horseshoes, and croquet are perfect.
Grow Your Own Fruits and Veggies
You don not need a backyard farm to enjoy the tangy flavor of freshly-picked blueberries, or the juicy vine-ripened tomatoes still warm from the sun. Plan your space properly. This will allow you to grow a lot of food in a tiny space, and in full view of your neighbors.
Design Your Own Potting Bench
Even if you love gardening, re-potting plants will feel like a real chore if you have to scavenge for supplies every time. Create a dedicated workstation for your tools and supplies, and you will never have to waste time hunting them down ever again. Construct a simple three-tier potting bench and keep your favorite hand tools right at your fingertips.
Put Landscape Lighting on Your Front Walkway
Enhance the nighttime curb appeal of your home and create greater security with landscape lighting. Install these exterior-grade fixtures along walkways and driveways, illuminate steps, trees, stone walls, fences and other prominent landscape features.
Add a Deck to Your Backyard
Always dreamed of building your own deck, but was hesitant to tackle such a large, complicated construction project? Good news! All you need are some basic carpentry tools and the desire to invest a little sweat equity. With the help of the right DIY books, magazines and videos, your deck can be completed in no time. Solicit the help of family members and friends to assist.
Add a Sitting Wall
Use the borders around your flower beds to create additional seating, using cast concrete blocks made to look like stone. This is an easier alternative to constructing this landscaping feature.
These are just some of the great ideas you can use to make your summer months enjoyable and fun outdoors. Get the whole family to jump in and enjoy these summer DIY projects.