Your backyard is your very own oasis you use for winding down after a long day of work and for entertaining friends and family. But there’s much more you could be doing in your backyard than just sitting around and relaxing. Here are four great backyard ideas to consider doing this summer.
Light the Way with LED Lights
There are so many different landscape lighting fixtures available today to take your ho-hum backyard to new heights. One great idea is to light up the walkways in your yard with landscape lighting. Since there are many terrific lighting designs from which to choose, consider the layout and design of your backyard and then select fixtures that blend in. You can place solar-powered LED lights along paths and walkways to your yard with some much-needed illumination while adding a great deal of charm to your outdoor space.
Gather Pine Cones to Use in Flowerbeds
Why not put all those pesky pine cones laying around your yard to good use? Simply gather up several dozen pine cones and then place them in your flower beds for added eye-appeal. Plus, pine cones help keep insects, cats and dogs away from your delicate flowers.
Paint Cinder Blocks to Use as Flower Boxes or Lighted Decorations
All you need for this project are some cinder blocks and spray paint. Just paint the cinder blocks in one or several colors and then use them as flower boxes. If your backyard could use some illumination, consider placing some LED landscape lighting fixtures into a few empty painted cinder blocks to brighten up your backyard at night.
Brighten Solar Lights with Clear Nail Polish
If you’ve noticed that the solar powered lights you have in your yard are not as bright as they used to be, you can easily fix that. Just brush some clear nail polish onto the tops of the small solar cells. If the solar cells are very weathered and dull, sand them down lightly first using a piece of sandpaper. Once you’re done, you’ll be amazed at how much brighter your outdoor solar lights are!
All these DIY projects are inexpensive and super easy to do. In fact, you can even get your children involved with these projects, they’re that simple to complete. It’s important that your back yard looks great and is a comfortable area to spend time in. So don’t just sit there – get busy being creative so your yard becomes your go-to area for entertaining friends and family!