Create the Ultimate Back Yard,

    Create the Ultimate Back Yard,

    Jul 26, 2018

    Is your yard feeling a little uninspiring?? It's time to ad some spunk to your yard?

    Create Shade, Build a pergola, install a patio awning, add umbrellas for instant shade or plant some shade trees. If it's still hot in your yard you may be able to add some outdoor fans.

    Add Some Games, Create friendly competition with lawn games. Set up an outdoor game station for endless summer fun. From cornhole to giant Jenga, select a range of games for everyone.

    Feeling crafty? Browse Pinterest for DIY inspiration.

    Set Up the Ultimate Al Fresco Dining Room, If you love entertaining, creating an outdoor dining room should be at the top of your summer projects list! Start by investing in a table or cleaning up the one your already have. Add color with outdoor cushions and pillows, and use a rug to anchor the space.

    Set the table with fun and inexpensive plastic dishes and pretty linens that will last this summer and beyond. Don’t forget candles and flowers.

    Arrange Ample Seating, For large spaces, break your backyard into distinct areas. Set up separate spaces for eating, cooking, and relaxing. Create an outdoor living room to relax at the day’s end, add a couple chairs in a quiet corner, hang a hammock, or place a bench in your garden. This DIY outdoor benchmade from a salvaged door looks like a fun summer project. For small backyards, a cafe table and chairs are charming and compact. Add comfort with chair cushions.

    Brighten and Add Character with Lights, Make the most of breezy summer nights with a well lit backyard. Just like you would inside your home, layer lighting to create functionality and ambiance. Start by adding wall lights or lanterns to brighten the whole space. Next, add task lighting, such as mounted light by the grill or an outdoor lamp next to your favorite chair. Finally, accent your space with strings of globe lights, candles, or spotlights on landscaping.

    Arrange an Outdoor Bar, Create the ultimate outdoor entertaining space by setting up a bar. A bar cart is the perfect place to store your favorite drinks during parties and lazy afternoons. Repurpose a vintage table or make your potting bench do double duty by clearing the top. Install hooks to hold towels and bar tools, add plenty of ice, and top the cart with a large tray to make transporting drinks and glassware easier.

    Grow Something, No summer projects list would be complete without talking about plants!

    Before you plant anything, consider how much time and patience you have for maintenance, then make a plan. Window boxes and container gardens are perfect for beginners, or if you’re more ambitious, create flower beds or a vegetable garden. For best results, choose plants that thrive in our DFW climate.

    Grow Something, No summer projects list would be complete without talking about plants!

    Before you plant anything, consider how much time and patience you have for maintenance, then make a plan. Window boxes and container gardens are perfect for beginners, or if you’re more ambitious, create flower beds or a vegetable garden. For best results, choose plants that thrive in our DFW climate.