Your Best Summer Backyard

We can now (unofficially) say that summer has begun! Starting now, you’re probably going to be spending a lot more time in your backyard. Why not make it your best backyard ever?

Whether you’re looking to do a complete overhaul, or just a few simple DIYs, there are a lot of great ideas for making your backyard more functional and beautiful at the same time. Here’s some of our favorites.

Replace the lightbulbs in an old chandelier with inexpensive solar lights. Hang it from a tree branch. (via Buzzfeed)

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Reuse wooden stakes to create the most epic game of Scrabble ever. (via Buzzfeed)

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Spray-paint metal folding chairs for entertaining in the backyard. . (via Buzzfeed)

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Surround a fire pit with comfortable seating to host a crow. (via HGTV Gardens)

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Coat planters with glow-in-the-dark paint for instant night lighting. (via Buzzfeed)

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Use rope lighting to line your garden. (via Buzzfeed)

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Create a path through your garden using cuts from old tree stumps. (via Lush Home)


Plant a flowerbed in an unexpected way to create visual interest. (via Lush Home)


How are you planning to make this year’s backyard your best ever?



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