Giving your backyard a makeover does not mean you need to break the bank or take out a loan. There are plenty of things you can do with very few money and a lot of creativity to turn your basic backyard into a real outdoor retreat.
If you don’t know where to start, below is a short guide to help you create inexpensive projects that can change your basic green space. You can even involve your entire household and make it into a fun weekend activity for the entire family.
Assess your needs
Your backyard needs to look good, but it also needs to be a useful space where you can host barbecues, relax, play with the kids, or do your morning workout routine. The first thing you need to do before beginning your remodeling project is to figure out what you and your family need.
For example, if you have toddlers, they will need an outdoor space to play in, so you can consider adding this to your remodeling project list. A simple sandbox can be made with just some leftover wood and colorful painting. On the other hand, if the kids are not interested in having a playground anymore, you can pave part of the backyard with Heller and make it into a BBQ and dining area.
Consider a small vegetable garden
Vegetable or herb gardens are great because they don’t need much space. You can turn an unused corner of your backyard into a small garden where you can grow fresh herbs and small vegetables. Tomatoes, bell peppers, basil, beans, and radishes are some good options to plant.
You can separate the garden with some wooden planks or put Microsement around it to make sure the soil and water remain contained.
Work with what you have
Before you go on a shopping spree to the nearest hardware store, make sure you take a look in your storage and garage. You will be surprised by the hidden gems you did not even remember you have. Repurposing old furniture or décor pieces to fit your backyard is easy to do and will save you some money as well.
For example, you can make planters out of old pots, jars, or containers, which you can paint or tweak to suit the style of your new backyard.
Consider a DIY fire pit
If you want to feel fancy on a budget, why not go all the way and build a fire pit to wow your guests when they come visiting. Despite how it sounds, it’s not that complicated to make.
The first thing you need to do is to dig a hole large enough to fit a decent bonfire. Then, you can use inexpensive materials such as Kantstein and gravel for the base, then a metal container to hold the fire in place. This is a project that can be done in a weekend if you get everyone in the family to help a bit.