Making your backyard an inviting space is fun, and there are a ton of easy garden DIYs you can try to create the kind of backyard you want to spend time in. From scenic landscapes to crafty projects, transforming your yard from functional to fantastic is as simple as following the six easy garden DIYs below.
1. Make A Unique Bird Bath
Nothing makes a backyard retreat more peaceful and inviting than being able to watch the birds. Attract all species of birds to your backyard by building a unique and lovely bird bath out of cheap flower pots.
For this project, all you’ll need is two flower pots (a small one and a large one), some potting soil, flowers, and a little elbow grease. When you’re done, find a spot to sit the new bird bath that you can see well as you lounge in your backyard.
2. Dress Up Your Home’s Foundation
The outside of your home should look just as nice as the inside. Dress up the plain concrete of your home’s foundation by adding stone or tile. Now, if you’re not comfortable with applying stone yourself, by all means, hire a professional to do it. Once finished, that ugly foundation will have a new, high-end look you’ll be proud to show off.
3. The Buried Pot Garden Project
If you aren’t into full-scale gardening with weed-pulling and season-long maintenance, then the buried pot garden is right up your alley. If you have a section of lawn or pathway just screaming for some sprucing up, head to your local garden shop, buy a few large flower pots and get started. The end result needs little hands-on attention, but it will look like you spend hours keeping it up.
4. A Practical And Stunning Herb Garden
Many garden enthusiasts are all about fresh herbs, but it can be somewhat difficult making planted herbs look good. This project, on the other hand, is as beautiful as it is functional.
All you need is a couple of stair risers and a few window boxes. Attach the window boxes to the risers, add soil and your favorite herb plants, and voila! You have a very attractive herb garden.
5. Extra Table Space In The Backyard
If you have a wooden fence in your backyard, this DIY fence table project will add more table space where you need it most. Use if to hold your barbecue utensils or simply use it to hold your drinks while you play horseshoes. Either way, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without it.
For this project, you’ll need to head to your local home improvement store and purchase a few supplies. You’ll want to be comfortable with power tools, too.
6. Transform An Old Tree Stump
Old tree stumps can be unsightly and a nuisance to mow around, but when you transform them into something amazing, those issues cease to be a problem. Transform an old tree stump in your backyard into a gnome house just like this one.
Not only will that old stump be the center of attention once complete, you won’t mind trimming around it because it’s so beautiful.
If you wish your backyard was more of a relaxing, inviting place, try a few DIY garden projects to make it so. We hope the examples we’ve shared above inspire you to get creative in your own backyard.