If you’ve just retired and you feel like you’re wasting your time, you’ll be happy to hear that there is a rather simple project you can take on that will both resolve your boredom issue and make your house look more beautiful. The thing in question is giving your landscape a makeover. Namely, you won’t have to invest a lot of time or money into this project and, yet, you’ll feel amazing while doing it and the backyard will look flawless when you’re done. Here is how to start this fun project.
The first thing you need to do is that you’re doing a fun DIY project and that you don’t need the fortune to make this happen. That means that you should keep your ideas grounded. Namely, you shouldn’t start thinking right away about great changes and transforming the backyard in its entirety.
Instead, you should relax and think of some steps you’re going to make. You should ensure that the steps are simple and actionable. This will be a perfect foundation for your project and you’ll be able to start this off right.
Make your own compost
The first inexpensive thing you could do in your garden is to make your own compost. The compost pile is one of the best additions to the backyard as it is a truly green thing to do. Having a compost pile makes your yard more eco-friendly and it helps save the planet.
Building a compost heap will require some of your time and effort, but it won’t cost you any money whatsoever. You could bring your grandchildren to this project as well and teach them about the importance of saving the environment while also spending some quality time with them. Of course, you should make sure to seal your compost heap to avoid the presence of unwanted smells in your garden.
Paint your fences
The next easy thing to do is to paint your privacy-inducing fences. While you’re at it, you might paint the patio tiles as well. All you need for this is some paint and a paint sprayer. When buying the paint, you shouldn’t just pay attention to the shade you’re getting – you should look for outdoor paint as well.
This is important since it will make your fence paint not fade and it will survive the outdoor weather conditions. Speaking of weather, before you start painting, you should check out the weather forecast since you don’t want to get the fresh paint drenched by the rain.
Make a pond
If you want to keep things real simple, you can simply gather some stones and pebbles and place them around a hole you’ve previously dug in your backyard. To protect the bottom of the pond, you can use a pond liner and the stones and pebbles will hide this.
On the other hand, if you want to do something greater, you can always look for a professional forklift rental and get serious. You could look for the equipment you lack and get some more hands-on the project as well and you’ll end up with a unique garden.
If you don’t have a lawn, you may find it difficult to make your garden seem as beautiful as you might want it. However, that is easily done with some containers. This is the perfect solution for a patio or a balcony.
One thing that you should remember when it comes to containers is that they will restrict the root growth. That means that you should ensure that there is an even water supply and good drainage for your plants. You should also choose the right type of compost.
Install a birdhouse
There is nothing that makes a garden look fairytale-like the way a birdhouse does it. That is the exact reason why this could be your next backyard project. If you like to relax outside with a good book and the sound of birds singing, then that is just a reason more to install a birdhouse.
If the house seems like too much work, you can always go simpler. For instance, you could install a bird feeder or a birdbath. These will have the same effect and you won’t have to spend too much of your energy on it.
Make it cosy
Finally, you can make your backyard feel cosy and make it a true paradise this way. The outdoor spaces are seen as extensions to the rooms and that is exactly what yours might become. For instance, getting an outdoor rug is a great way to make the outdoors feel cosy.
You can get a rug in any size, shape, and colour. All you need to do is ensure that you like it and that it fits well in your backyard. Then, you might accessorize with some outdoor cushions and garden lanterns. This might even inspire you to decorate the indoors as well!
Who says that you need to spend a fortune on a landscape makeover? With these simple tricks, you’ll have a new backyard without investing a lot into it. The best part is that the projects will be completely safe and stress-free!
This guest post was graciously provided by Ron Wolf. Ron is a hobby designer and a DIY enthusiast, and, above all, a very blessed father of two. Besides that, he has a strong passion for writing. He is a featured blogger at various blogs and magazines in which he shared his research and experience with the vast online community. If he is not working he enjoys being outside with his family. Hiking, bike riding, and BBQing are always a thing for him. In the evening, he likes to watch documentaries or build something with kids in their lego corner.