Okay, so you are all moved into your new home and you’re trying to figure out how on Earth you’re going to spend the first Saturday you’ve had in months that doesn’t have to be dedicated to packing or unpacking boxes.
As you sit on your back porch while taking controlled sips from your warm cup of coffee, you stare out at your big empty backyard — then suddenly a beautiful thought enters your mind… in the words of Brennan from Step Brothers, “So much room for activities?”
As you fight back the urge to grab your samurai sword and start cutting watermelons in half, you decide to have fun while being an adult and do something productively entertaining instead (not that slicing melons in midair like a backyard melon ninja isn’t). You decide that today is the day you’re going to grab your work gloves and knock out your very first DIY Backyard project (or four).
Let’s face it, if you type “DIY” into Google, you will be barraged with a never-ending list of Pinteresty-styled DIY projects the options are endless. So, because of this, we decided to go with four eccentric DIY Projects that you probably won’t find in too many other places.
Two problems that gardeners often run into are (one) keeping dogs, cats and pesky little squirrels out of their landscape beds and (two) spending hundreds of dollars mulching these landscape beds. Fortunately, if you have a Pine tree in your backyard, you have free landscape bedding right at your disposal.
End tables can run a pretty penny, especially if you are wanting an aesthetically pleasing one made 100% of wood. Fortunately, they are extremely easy to make on your own and can look just as good –– if not better.
You never know when you’re going to need a good blanket or quilt –– 4th of July, picnic, music festival, outdoor concert, etc. And, while you can always buy a blanket or quilt from your local convenience store for your impromptu outdoor activities, have you ever thought about making one on your own?
The DIY Ultimate Pillow Quilt is one of the easiest choices on this list of DIY backyard projects. And, it also happens to be the most comfortable. Keep reading and we will tell you all about how to make it.
Glow in the dark walkways and driveways are great for individuals who are tired of stubbing their toes when the sun goes down… or who just want to add a dreamy aesthetic to their home. And, surprisingly, you can create a glow in the dark walkway or driveway without breaking the bank. Plus, it might just be the easiest DIY backyard project on our list.
DIY backyard projects are a great way to spend your time on the weekends saving money and learning a new craft. Not to mention, spend time with friends, family or your significant other. If nothing on our list struck a chord with you today, just take a moment and look around your backyard. What’s missing? A patio? Potted plants? Maybe a fire pit? Whatever it is, we can guarantee that someone somewhere has made it… and if you look hard enough you can find it on Google or Pinterest.
If you listen closely on the day after Thanksgiving, you can hear the sound of pumpkins and gourd decor getting put back into boxes for another year.
So you’ve just moved into your apartment and it’s looking a little smaller than anticipated. No matter the size, this is the perfect opportunity to deck out your new place and make it feel like home.
Choosing native plants for gardening is a great way to support the local environment as well as use plants that are already proven to do well in the Charlotte area climate. Not only do these plants naturally attract important pollinators; they also showcase the natural beauty of the region.