Luckily, plenty of ingenious backyard upgrades are also inexpensive. From beautiful yard decorations to clever seating solutions, you can turn your backyard into a place family and friends love to be without cleaning out your bank account in the process.
1. Trampoline Protection
Pool noodles can be used as padding for trampoline springs.
2. Pine Cone Bedding
This upgrade will not only make your garden more rustic, it will help prevent animals getting to your plants.
With a little help from this kit, you can create beautiful trellises that you control.
4. Outdoor Shades
IKEA curtains work wonderfully for summer shade.
5. Cinder Flowers
Painted cinder blocks make charming flower boxes.
6. Cinder Bench
Painted cinder blocks also make good benches when combined with some wood and cushions.
7. Patio Paint
You can paint a drab cement patio with latex floor paint to add some color.
8. Chandelier Bird Feeder
A chandelier with the lights removed makes a creative bird feeder.
9. Brighten Solar Lights
Clear nail polish can be used to refresh old solar lights. Check out how here.
10. Pebble Path Lighting
You can buy these glow-in-the-dark pebbles or use glow-in-the-dark paint on normal pebbles. Then line your walk with them to create creative path lighting.