The average American spends 93% of their life inside.
Are you part of this demographic and do you wish to spend more time outdoors? Then you’re probably wondering how to improve your backyard so it’s a more enjoyable space.
Here are a few ways to upgrade your outdoor living space with some easy DIY outdoor projects. That way, you’ll have a more pleasant time while outside.
Decorate with Landscaping Gravels
We’re coming to that time of the year when the summer heat takes over and you may wish you had a low-maintenance yard with less grass and more decorative gravel.
Xeriscaping is becoming more and more popular with easy-care plants and colorful gravel that gives so many Lake of the Ozarks homes a nice clean look and easy care. Not only do you get a nice looking outdoor area, but you also get excellent drainage and protection against rapid water runoff down our steep hills.
Creating a xeriscape garden (pictured above) is a small-scale DIY outdoor project that’s very easy to maintain.
Deck Railing Planters
This idea is very easy to do and will perk up your yard’s overall appeal in an instant.
Go shopping for some gorgeous flowers and planter baskets or railing planters. Transplant the flowers into the baskets or planters, then secure them to your deck railings with screws.
Line your railings with these plants to give it a fresh look. No deck rails? No problem! Just go ahead and hang your plants or buy nice planters and set the plants on a stand or other elevated area in your landscape.
Install a Hammock!
Hammocks are absolutely perfect for lazy summer days and relaxed evenings! For those who have advanced skills, you can take on a hammock stand DIY project. You can either purchase a hammock stand and put it together with the included instructions or really DIY it by building it from scratch.
When you’re done with that, you just buy a hammock with a really comfortable design and hang it across the stand. This will give you a fantastic place to kick back and relax in the shade of your yard.
Get an Outdoor Fire Pit
Sure, it may be hot during the daytime, but once the sun sets, it can get chilly again outside, especially after an evening swim or boat ride. This can have your family scurrying inside, which means you won’t get to enjoy your backyard for the rest of the day.
Eliminate this problem by putting in an outdoor fire pit. There are plenty of DIY fire pit kits that are easy to put together, from natural wood-burning to easy natural gas or propane-powered pits.
Not only will these outdoor fire pits upgrade the look of your yard, but you’ll also be able to keep warm for hours. Plus, you can make s’mores or roast hotdogs and other fun fire pit foods with the kids!
Invite Some Small Wildlife Fun with a Bird Feeder
Do you feel like you don’t get enough wildlife on your property? Then installing a bird feeder can attract lots of them to you!
All you have to do is go to a nursery and they’ll have plenty of beautiful bird feeders to choose from. They’ll also carry the feed that goes inside.
You can also DIY it from scratch by buying planks of wood and paint. You can then build something that’s truly unique.
Once you’ve got the bird feeder up, you’ll be able to sit on your patio and enjoy seeing all types of birds visit your garden. You might even see a squirrel or two!
Attracting birds to your yard not only livens it up but also brings lots of benefits, such as weed and pest control. It’s a win-win situation!
Try Out These DIY Outdoor Projects
With these simple DIY outdoor projects, you’ll be able to transform your backyard into a haven. You’ll find yourself wanting to spend more time outside, which will have you making full use of your property.
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