Backyards are the breeding ground for awesome upgrades and inventive ideas. Unfortunately, many awesome backyard upgrades are far too expensive for the average person on a budget to afford or simple too massive for an average-sized backyard. Backyard projects shouldn’t just be limited to giant yards and high budgets.
Luckily, however, there are plenty of upgrades that are affordable, functional, and reasonable for smaller yards. From minor upgrades, like mosquito repelling plants, to larger projects, like climbing walls, you can upgrade your backyard without breaking your bank. Check out over four dozen brilliant and affordable DIY projects for your backyard right here.
1. Natural Mosquito Repellant
Potted lemongrass can be transferred to your garden once it develops roots and will naturally keep away mosquito and cats.
2. Standing Stones
Use a shallow box filled with flat stones to stand in while you rinse your feet.
3. Upcycled Outdoor Lighting
What do you get when you take an old chandelier, place solar powered lights in its holders, and hang it from a tree? Awesome and inexpensive outdoor lighting!
4. Fence Mirrors
Make your backyard look even bigger with cool mirrored window frames. You can use this tutorial.
5. Reflective Lawn Ornaments
Buy mirrored orbs, or use looking-glass paint on non-mirrored ones, to create interesting lawn ornaments.
6. Chair Swing
You can upcycle an old dining room chair into a neat outdoor swing. Check out this tutorial if you know Swedish or have good translation software!
7. Skateboard Swing
This upcycled skateboard swing is not only clever, it’s quick! This tutorial will let you have your own in 20 minutes!
8. Pallet Swing
A pallet also works as a neat tree swing.
9. Climbing Wall
This clever pinner created her own climbing wall!
10. Potted Lighting
Amazing simple LED lights turn garden planters into yard lighting.