Spring is on the horizon which means summer isn’t too far away. It’s time to start thinking about your backyard and ways to bring it back to life in time for family gatherings.

Now is the time to make your list of DIY weekend projects and head over to your favorite home improvement store. They too are gearing up for thing spring sales on outdoor must-haves from flowers to patio furniture.

Do you have backyard renovations on your mind? Keep reading for six ways you can spruce up your backyard during your next DIY project.

1. Spruce up the Landscaping

Landscaping is a surefire way to give your backyard a quick makeover. A fun way to add more flavor to your favorite plants is to raise the beds with trendy borders.

Another simple backyard idea for renovating is to add stone pathways to protect your lawn.

2. Look into Hardscapes for Your Backyard Renovations

Popular patio surfaces are all the rave in backyard renovations. Stone pavers and tiles can add a dramatic effect to your patio. They are not just for the patio floor but can be added to the walls as well.

Stacked stones are still popular and will make for the perfect accent wall. Add metal artwork or install a floating herb garden.

Finish up the project with a nice outdoor rug and new decorative cushions and pillows for your patio furnishings.

3. Redo the Deck

Decks have longevity but over time the wear and tear become noticeable and can take away from the overall appearance of your backyard. If you’re looking for backyard ideas on a budget, consider redoing your deck.

This project could include replacing some or all of the decking, stain or repaint the wood, or add a decorative railing.  Plant some annual flowers along the perimeter of the deck to add a pop of color.

4. Add a Gazebo

If you currently don’t have a deck and want to add some allure to your backyard, install a gazebo or pergola. These are structures that add outdoor seating with covering.

Unlike decks which as usually connected to the home, gazebos can be located anywhere on the property.

5. Install LED Lighting

LED lighting adds flair to your backyard. There new decorative outdoor light features they can be mounted on a wall, placed in flowerbeds, or lining pathways.

Many new lighting fixtures are solar-powered and do not require a lot of wiring.

6. Design a Fish Pond

If you’re really feeling adventurous, a cool backyard renovation and perfect weekend DIY project, design a fish pond for a corner of your yard. Incorporate rocks, or various sizes and colors. Install LED lighting for a dramatic nighttime effect.

Get Ready to Host Your First Backyard Party of 2020

Did these backyard renovations get you energized to head outdoors and start a beautification project? Your outdoors is an extension of your home and needs some TLC.

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