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Three Easy DIY Backyard Projects

At long last, you’ve settled into your new home. So…now what? How about doing something with that sweet new backyard? Sure, it’s pretty, but backyards are meant for more than grass gazing. Put that thing to work for you. Check out these three easy DIY backyard projects. They’ll make your landscape more functional, and they don’t require intense handy(wo)man skills. Promise!

1. DIY Raised Garden Bed
There’s no better way to enjoy your backyard than to eat what grows in it. You’ve seen your friends’ Instagram shots of their homegrown crops—and maybe you’ve hit that heart button, but deep down you were a little jealous. But guess what? You don’t have to have the world’s greenest thumb to start Instagramming your own tomatoes and cucumbers. To do-it-yourself, all you need is:

Keep in mind that you should construct your raised garden away from fences or walls. You’ll want to be able to reach all the plants once they start growing. You’ll be floored by how easy it is to set up your raised garden.

 

2. DIY Fire Pit
The best thing about having your own fire pit is that you don’t have to go on camping trips to roast marshmallows over an open fire. It’s a DIY backyard project that’s both beautiful and practicle. There are a kazillion (yes, with a “ka”) different ways to build a fire pit, but this method might be the easiest. It ends up looking pretty, too.

3. DIY Compost Pile
Oh, let us count the ways composting is awesome! Among other things, it creates rich nutrients for your lawn and that raised garden bed you just built. It eliminates your reliance on chemical fertilizers, and it helps save the planet by recycling kitchen and yard waste. It’s also probably the easiest of the DIY backyard projects. If you really want to dive into compost (but, like, not literally) and understand more about what exactly it is, check out this awesome post from The Loyal Gardener.

Enjoy this healthy and natural alternative to feed your prosperous garden and to amplify your green thumb.


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