How Can I Spruce up My Yard With an Affordable Backyard Makeover?

Do you want to add a little flair to your bland and outdated yard? Here's how simple it is to spruce your yard up with an affordable backyard makeover.

Now that the weather is finally making a turn towards summer, you probably want to be outside as much as possible. The fresh air and sunshine can do wonders for your body and soul!

If you’ve been a bit lax in caring for your backyard, or are looking to create something new, now is a great time to make a change. And it doesn’t have to break the bank!

We have five easy backyard makeover ideas you can complete this weekend. Read on to learn more.

Create A Seating Area

One of the quickest ways to transform your backyard is to create new seating, or replace the old ones, with something fresh. Then you’ll have somewhere to enjoy your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine in peace!

Creating your own private getaway in your backyard doesn’t have to involve backbreaking labor. Instead, you can add a hammock in a shady spot, or add some Adirondack chairs around an existing fireplace. You can even repurpose old pallets into couches and tables for a budget makeover!

If you don’t have any good, level spots, it’s a simple process to create one using pavers or even turf. Then, bring in some chairs or even make your own bar cart if you’re handy with tools. 

One of the best parts of making a spot to sit and enjoy your backyard is that it also helps boost your appraisal value when it comes time to sell your home!

Spruce Up Your Decor

Adding in an outdoor rug or throw pillows can be an instant and easy facelift for any outdoor spot. Not only does it introduce new colors and patterns, but getting rid of faded or worn-out decorations can immediately make you feel better. Just be sure to pick items designed to be outdoors so they hold up better in the elements. 

You should also consider adding in a pergola to help create more shade (if needed), a trellis, or even a cheap privacy fence. A smart homeowner knows this is a great way to create a secluded spot away from the gaze of your next-door neighbor!

And don’t forget to welcome the wildlife by adding a bird feeder or birdbath. Not only will their cheerful songs lift your spirits, but bird watching can be endlessly entertaining. Check out for a variety of products that bird lovers everywhere will enjoy!

Add Some Light

Adding in outdoor lighting can create a space that you can enjoy a night as well as during the day. A firepit is a great addition that your friends and family will want to gather around all summer long!

But, if a fire pit isn’t for you, you can always add outdoor string lights. If you already have a pergola, it’s a straightforward process to hang lights. Otherwise, you can use cement in a big planter to erect poles. From there, connect the poles together with your string of lights and enjoy the ambiance. 

Solar-powered lights or rope lights can also be used as an outline of pathways or seating areas all night long. 

Grow A Vertical Garden

If you have a small backyard without a lot of growing space, a vertical garden may be the perfect solution. Because plants are placed in their containers going up, it’s a great way to add plants that takes up a small footprint. 

Have you ever considered growing an herb garden, or even fruits and vegetables? You can see a lot of growth in a vertical garden. Best of all, you can build your own quickly and with materials you may already have around your house!

You can also use existing structures, like a fence, to hang pots on. This can also help keep plants off the ground and away from potential pests that may want to munch on your basil. 

Plant Something Pretty

Nothing boosts curb appeal like flowers, shrubs, and plants. Perhaps the easiest and quickest way to create a budget makeover is through potted plants. With a small amount of money and less than an hour of time, you can transplant all sorts of blooming flowers that can be placed anywhere.

You can also plant shrubs or annuals in planter beds, top with a fresh layer of mulch, and create an attractive garden bed that will come back year after year. 

Hanging pots are also readily available at most outdoor supply stores. These are already planted and ready to go. If you already have hooks installed, then hanging them up is the hardest part!

If not, use a drill to create a pilot hole and then screw in the hook. Make sure you buy hardware that is durable enough to hold the weight of the basket, dirt, and flowers. 

Create a Pathway

While a bit more labor-intensive efforts, you can also lay down a new pathway to link different areas of your yard together in a stylish way. Pavers are inexpensive, especially if you don’t need a lot of them to build your new path. Other materials you can use include gravel or wood.

Another alternative is to clean up any garden edges. Pull any weeds or grass that are growing into the edging, then lay down brick or old railroad ties to mark between the lawn and the edging. This automatically will create clean, clear lines that are easy on the eyes.

A Backyard Makeover Is Easier Than You Think!

You can revamp your backyard and turn it into a private getaway in a few short hours and without spending a lot of money. The options are endless and only limited by your time and creativity! 

But the sky is the limit when it comes to achieving a backyard makeover. Your backyard is a great place to get creative and try new things. 

If you’re interested in reading more tips and tricks to use around your home, make sure you check out our other blog posts to learn more!

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