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Five DIY Ideas to Upgrade Your Backyard

Posted on 08. Apr, 2015 by in Home Improvement

Spring is in the air, ushering in blue skies and warmer weather. With summer just around the corner, this is prime time for upgrading your backyard. Your options are almost limitless, from simple landscaping moves to installing an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Okay—maybe not quite that large, but if cooling hydration is what you seek, then there is a do-it-yourself option out there for you.

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Enjoy the dual benefit of exercise and improving your home! Consider dressing up a plain concrete patio with decorative slate tiles to create a classy look, or install a crushed-rock walkway to break up a large area of vegetation. Adding trees, plants, and flowers to empty spaces can spruce up your yard, as can the addition of an attractive trellis.

A Place to Put Your Feet Up

Reinvent your yard by revamping your patio furniture set—or just adding to it. An outdoor chaise lounge or a comfortable ottoman can add a lot to a back porch, and inviting furniture encourages more use of the yard for social occasions. Feeling the urge for true relaxation? String up a hammock and enjoy the ultimate in outdoor leisure.

Stay Cool in the Pool

Even if you are not quite ready for digging and pouring concrete, you can still build yourself your own little backyard oasis. Above-ground pools can be fun projects with an even more enjoyable payoff—your own swimming hole, minus the commotion of a public pool.

Heat Up at Night

 You need not go camping to tell ghost stories and roast marshmallows over the fire. Building a fire pit area in your yard creates an outstanding setting for evening get-togethers, keeping your party toasty-warm even when the temperature dips at night.

Other Ideas

The sky is the limit when it comes to backyard renovations. Enjoy water but not swimming? Go for a decorative fountain or build a backyard waterfall. If you have youngsters, consider something fun—there is nothing better than a treehouse when it comes to outdoor fun. Let your imagination run wild, and start in on a project that can improve your yard for years to come.

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