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Backyard Makeover on a Budget

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Now that the weather has warmed up, we are spending a lot more time outdoors. With that, we wonder how to make our backyards move enjoyable. Believe it or not, you do not have to break the bank to give your backyard a facelift. There are plenty of simple and frugal ways to add value to your home and make it enjoyable all at the same time. Below are some simple ideas to add value to your home by way of a backyard makeover.

Define Your Spaces

One of the best ways to give your backyard a makeover is to clearly define the different areas. This can be done relatively easily but depends on what your needs are. Sectioning off a place to sit and relax and an eating area are some ideas that you can use to section off spaces. If you already have furniture, it could be as simple as rearranging it to a new area that makes more sense. Pathways and rock borders are simple ways to draw boundaries between spaces.

Add Mulch

Mulch is a quick and easy improvement on any yard. It can be used for pathways, flower gardens, and most importantly to control weeds. Many cities and municipalities will provide you with a load of compost or mulch for free. As long as you have the energy to shovel load after load of mulch, this can be a great way to spruce up your garden. backyard makeover

Update your Concrete Slab

Many homes come equipped with a concrete slab in the back that is often old and discolored. With no prior experience, you can add a new layer to the top with a new material that is more aesthetically appealing. If this sounds daunting, the Internet is a good place to start for simple tutorials and ideas.

Go Vertical

A great way to add interest and appeal to your backyard is by adding height. This can be done is a number of ways, but one of the best is with plants. If you already have a lot of plants in your yard, consider transplanting them in a more thoughtful way. If you don’t have much in your yard to move around, you can buy relatively low cost plants to add to your home. Usually small plants are less expensive, but with a little patience, you can have a full  and lush garden.

If you have the time and stamina, sprucing up your backyard can be a weekend project that will payoff immediately. You do not need to have a lot of money to make the outdoors great. A little bit of planning and thoughtfulness can go a long way in your backyard makeover.

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