5 Great DIY Backyard Projects

Although, summer is drawing to a close, there’s still time to take advantage of the warmer weather and embark on a few DIY projects before the winter sets in. These great outdoor DIY projects are a great way to get busy in the garden over the coming weeks.

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Refurbish your outdoor furniture 

If you’re not prepared to purchase an entirely new outdoor furniture set, the next best thing you can do is refurbish what you currently have. Give wooden furniture like outdoor tables a fresh coat of lacquer or paint, scrub the rust off old metal chairs and then update them with some spray-paint in a bright new shade, or simply make your old furniture look new with the addition of some funky cushions and throws. If you have the time and skill, you could even try your hand at building a rustic looking outdoor setting.

Update your back door 

When taking on “curb appeal” renovation projects, an important element to consider is the front door. Similarly, when doing some backyard DIY, you should pay attention to your back door. This often neglected backyard feature can be almost instantly updated with a new coat of paint, a statement doorknob, some well-placed plants, or even a complementary light fixture.

Add landscape lighting 

Following on from this last idea, strategic light fixtures will not only help to illuminate your back door, but your entire garden. Landscape lighting can make your backyard feel truly magical, giving it a welcoming feeling and of course ensuring that your gardening efforts are also visible during the night. Backyard lighting will also encourage you to spend more time outdoors, and inexpensive options (including eco-friendly solar) can be picked up in most hardware stores.

A vertical fence planter

If your fence takes up a large portion of your backyard, you may as well make an effort to beautify it. Vertical planters have been increasing in popularity in recent years, and are a great way to easily beautify your backyard. Make a simple planter out of old wooden pallets to stack up against or attach to your fence and watch it transform into a nature wall.

Clean up your concrete

If your backyard concrete is looking a bit worse for wear, an easy DIY way to combat this is with a concrete stain. Bring new life to your concrete by choosing a stain that matches the exterior of your house. Remember to scrub off any marks or stains before applying!

We hope these easy DIY ideas have given you some inspiration. If you want to give your home a professional concrete makeover, whether it’s updating your driveway, or installing a patio, get in touch with the team at A Better Driveway. A Better Driveway will update your concrete driveway in Melbourne and completely transform the look of your home.