Warm weather is here, and your family is spending more time outdoors. Wouldn’t it be nice if the space was more inviting? If you’re putting off inviting over friends and family because your backyard isn’t the way you want, why not spend a weekend making it beautiful? Let’s look at how to make your backyard beautiful on a small budget.
First things first. Spend the time to clear limbs, leaves, and any other debris from your yard. You can turn the debris into mulch, add to a compost pile, or burn the debris, depending on your local laws. Give your yard the first mow of the season once the debris is cleared and you’ll instantly notice a difference. Your backyard will look fresh and clean.
Speaking of cleaning, you want to take the time to clean your deck, walkways, siding, and any other areas that need to be cleaned. The winter months may have left everything covered in a layer of dirt, making everything look dingy. You can use a power washer if you have one, CLR, or mix up a homemade solution yourself (2 gallons warm water, 2 cups powdered Oxiclean, and ¼ cup liquid dishwashing soap)
Perennials are a must for the budget-conscious. Planting flowers that bloom year-after-year means you won’t have to replace the plants over and over again. Fill your yard with perennials that bloom at different times of the spring and summer so that your yard remains colorful. They may cost more money up front than annuals, but you'll save on them year after year.
Add a Few Evergreens
Another great way to keep your yard looking beautiful is to invest in evergreens. Evergreens can be a bit pricier, depending on their maturity level and size. However, you’ll be able to enjoy the plants for years and years. Evergreens can also provide privacy for your backyard.
Revamp Old Furniture
Last, but not least, revamp your old furniture. You don’t have to buy new furniture each year. A coat of spray paint can make a huge difference. Heck, a good cleaning can make a world of difference. You can also change out the cushions or fabric for a new look.
Imagine spending very little money to have a backyard that looks brand new. It can be done. It does take work and time, but your outdoor space will look inviting after just one weekend. Chances are you’ll want to spend more time outdoors and will look for reasons to invite friends and family over. If you want to make your backyard beautiful on a small budget, try these tips and see what a huge difference they make.