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Affordable Backyard Project Ideas

If you want to make your back yard more inviting but lack the funds to hire a landscape professional, there are plenty of backyard projects you can do on a small budget. It doesn’t take a lot of money to have a beautiful back yard. Take a look at some easy, affordable ways to create an inviting outdoor space.

Design an Outdoor Garden

Plants and flowers add visual interest and appeal to any outdoor space. Greenery adds texture and flowers add color and aromatic scents. Whether you have a spacious yard or a tiny plot of grass, an outdoor garden will create an inviting atmosphere. When choosing plants and flowers, keep their size appropriate for the size of your yard. If you love to cook, you may prefer an edible garden with vegetables and fresh herbs instead of a garden with plants and flowers.

Build a Backyard Playhouse

If you have kids, a backyard playhouse will give your kids a private place to play in the comfort of their own yard. Depending on the age of your kids, consider the height and way of entry into the playhouse. For the safety of small children, build the floor low to the ground and provide minimal steps to the entry. If you have older children, you can raise the floor height and provide a secured ladder for entry. For safety, build railing around the platform, then hang some outdoor fabric panels around the perimeter for privacy.

Install a Bird Feeder and Fountain

By installing a bird feeder in your back yard, you can attract beautiful birds to your outdoor space. Choose a tree away from the deck or patio and hang a bird feeder filled with seeds. It will attract all types of bird species that are looking for food. You can also install a simple fountain that will provide fresh water. Birds will use it to drink and bathe, especially during warm spring and summer months.

Give Your Old Furniture a Facelift

If you can’t afford new outdoor furniture for your back yard, give your old furniture a facelift. If you have wooden or wicker chairs, give them some punch with spray paint in bold colors like red, orange, yellow or turquoise. If you have resin furniture that’s still in good shape, replace the cushions with new ones in bold patterns and bright colors. In outdoor spaces, bright colors create a lot of visual interest and design appeal.

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