DIY Backyard Landscaping on a Budget

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Thinking of sprucing up your backyard this summer but want to maintain a reasonable budget? Turn your backyard into a go-to retreat with friends and family using some simple DIY backyard landscaping ideas.

With a bit of know-how and some fresh inspiration, you can make little changes that won’t break the bank and turn your yard into a haven you won’t want to leave. Here are 30 DIY ways to make your backyard awesome this summer.

Backyard Makeover: Landscaping Ideas

What better place to start than making some easy adjustments to the space you already have by adding unique features and elements such as small ponds, shrubbery, and lighting.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Design a DIY water feature using a barrel, sink or even an old watering can to create an artistic eye-catching detail

2. Build a cover to disguise your AC unit, paint it up and make it a feature, or keep it natural with some surrounding shrubbery

3. Create paths using flagstones or planks of wood and join other parts of your yard together

4. Add a pond. If a water feature won’t cut it, a DIY pond could be the answer. Do your research and you can have an affordable, tranquil water spot

5. Plant large shrubs to define certain areas of your garden, adding colour and texture.

6. Use a retainer wall. This will define flower beds and create points of interest.

7. Clean walkways and make your paths look brand new

8. Add trees of different heights. Create a focal point and add definition to your space.

9. Use lighting. Whether solar lights, large lanterns or twinkly lights, these are sure to brighten up your garden and add ambiance

10. Create or liven up a flowerbed with stone edging and mulch, adding fresh flowers to spruce everything up

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Cool Products to Buy for Your Backyard

Add some funky outdoor accessories and turn your garden into a cool summer hang-out spot to have fun with the whole family.

Suggested products can include:

11. Water Ping Pong table

12. Inflatable movie screen

13. In-ground trampoline

14. Swinging chair/hammock

15. Pool bumper cars

16. Gazebo

17. Inflatable Twister

18. Reading lounger

19. Ice-box tables

20. Tent/tipi

DIY Improvements for Hosting

Outdoor entertaining is a great way to utilize your space and have a bit of fun in the process. Adding some key pieces or tweaking your landscaping can create an amazing area for hosting events.

21. Add an outdoor living area complete with seating and a fireplace

22. Create a theme throughout your garden to make the area stand out

23. Build a BBQ and surrounding kitchen area

24. Clean up your existing landscape area and get rid of things that are broken or no longer needed

25. Add or alter your patio area, separate from other parts of the yard, to define your sitting/dining area

26. Add a fire pit

27. Build a pergola to not only create shelter but add some artistic flair

28. Design a picnic area complete with table and basket

29. Use outdoor dinnerware and beverage dispensers for dining and entertaining

30. Burn citronella candles to keep the bugs at bay

DIY backyard landscaping is not only a great way to refresh your outdoor living area but also a chance to get creative and have some fun in process. Contact Lane’s Landscaping Supplies for all of your backyard garden needs and accessories this summer.