With summer’s sunshine and warm weather on the way, many of us are thinking about what we can do to improve our backyards. If you are not feeling up to working on a large project this year, you have a ton of simple DIY backyard ideas that can be completed quickly.
In this post, we are going to look at DIY outdoor projects that are quick and easy. The best thing about many of these DIY home projects is that they aren’t just quick and easy, they can also do a lot to enhance your outdoor space. With the right tools, some simple materials, and a little bit of time, you can work on any of these cool backyard ideas, from building window boxes or a trellis to updating your outdoor furniture and edging your garden.
Window Boxes are an Easy Backyard Decorating Idea
Building window boxes can be good for backyard decorating ideas. They are simple to make and will provide a place for planting more flowers in your backyard. As long as you have a circular saw, you can cut the wood to match your window easily. If you don’t have one, the 4-1/2” WORXSAW Compact Circular Saw is perfect for this type of DIY backyard project.
A trellis can be a nice addition to any backyard. They provide a place for climbing plants and can serve as a backyard privacy feature. You might be able to buy one at your local home improvement store, but you also have a variety of simple trellis plans you can find online. Making your own will save money and provide the opportunity to customize it to fit your backyard decorating ideas.
Put a Fire Pit on Your List of Cool Backyard Ideas
Building a fire pit is one of the backyard DIY projects that can do the most for your outdoor space. A well-made fire pit will not only look nice, but it can also create a focal point for your backyard. Along with that, it is a nice feature to have for spending evenings out back. You could buy a kit if you want to make it easier, but this is another outdoor project where you can find a lot of free plans online.
Installing a tree swing is one of the simplest DIY backyard projects. Beyond having a tree with a strong enough branch, all you need is a board and some rope. Simply use your cordless drill to put some holes in the board and then attach the rope with a few knots. Once you have the swing put together, you can then use a ladder to hang it from a sturdy branch.
This is one of the best projects if you are looking for DIYs for kids. You can find a wide variety of DIY birdhouse plans online and many of them will be simple enough to do with your kids. The best thing about this backyard idea is that you have a wide variety of options to choose from, so it should not be hard to find a birdhouse that is perfect for your backyard.
Clean or Refinish Garden Furniture
If your backyard furniture has been outside all winter and spring, it could probably use a good cleaning. If you don’t want to clean the furniture by hand, a portable power washer can save you time and make the job much easier. For furniture that is old and worn, consider applying a new finish when you are done cleaning. A new finish is quick and goes a long way to restoring the look of old outdoor furniture.
Edge Your Garden for a Quick Outdoor Project
Putting a nice, clean edge on your garden will make the beds look better and help prevent grass from creeping into the garden. Putting an edge on your garden is a simple DIY project that can be completed in just a few hours. It’s easy to maintain an established edge with a tool like the 20V GT Revolution 12” String Trimmer. With the wheeled edger feature, it is easy to keep an edge around your lawn, walkways, and garden beds.
These DIY backyard projects are very simple and don’t require a huge investment of time or money. As long as you have the tools and are willing to do the work, you could complete a few of these projects before summer is over.
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