Low-Cost Ideas to Spruce up Your Backyard

Summer is quickly approaching which means, it’s the perfect time to spruce up your backyard patio! Here are some low-budget backyard ideas:

1. Repaint Old Furniture – Instead of going out and purchasing new patio furniture, which can be expensive, just repaint what you already own! You can choose from many colors that fit your personality and make a bold statement on your patio! Another idea is to add colorful cushions to your chairs and benches.

2. Lighting – This trend is still continuing to be popular in backyards. Adding lighting adds a warm glow that looks great at night. You can re-use your string lights from Christmas or lanterns, both are fairly cheap. If you have a smaller backyard area, candles in hurricane lamps work well too! You can even add pebbles or rocks to the bottom of the lamps for extra decoration.

3. Outdoor Rugs – You can buy outdoor rugs that are made to withstand bad weather and all the traffic your patio has through the year. They come in all sorts of sizes and colors that would make a bold statement on your patio/deck. A rug can go under your tables or chairs for extra color.

4. Table tops – Instead of purchasing fancy outdoor tables for your sitting area, which might costs you a good amount of money, you can buy a cheap wicker table (or use one you already have) and add your own personal touch to the top. Some examples are adding glass on top to give it a modern feel, or you can put a colorful tray on top and add accents on top of that.

5. Low Maintenance Plants – Instead of planting flowers and plants that you constantly have to take care of, plant some that are super low-maintenance and are native to your area. This way you don’t have to worry about them dying in the summer heat. Some examples would be Damianita or a Texas Lantana, which will both bring beautiful color to your yard as well.

6. Low-cost Hardscaping – Hardscaping can be a very expensive project in your backyard. One way to make it low-cost is to keep any bricks/stones leftover from previous projects or go to your local landscape store and buy their leftovers of any materials, which tend to be cheaper. You can place them together to create stepping stones, a walk-way or even an elevated garden section.

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