18 Ideas To Make Your Backyard Even More Awesome

It might be winter for some of us right now, but the warmer weather will soon come and you’ll want to start spending more time in your backyard again. Turning your garden into a place that’s awesome to hang out in can seem like it will take a lot of time and effort, but it’s really not too hard a task when you know how. Take a look at these amazing ideas and see how you can improve your backyard. Make your backyard even more awesome and the rest of your family will have a hard time dragging you inside and away from all your new toys.

Old tree stumps can be repurposed into something wonderful. 

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Interiorholic

Make a sunflower house for playing or relaxing in.

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Flickr

Rope lighting is a stunning way to illuminate garden paths.

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Ozzu

Rainbow fire crystals will bring some color to your fire pit. 

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Amazon

Pool noodles can be used to facilitate a game of kickball croquet.

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Inner Child Fun

Or to craft this floating cooler.

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Instructables

Glow-in-the-dark paint turns planters into backyard lighting.

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Stagetecture

Hang old mirrors in your garden to reflect light and perhaps even make the space look bigger.

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The Brambleberry Cottage

Planting lemongrass is an easy and effective way to ward off mosquitos. 

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Sun Gazing

Old keys and some acrylic paint can be transformed into a cool wind chime. 

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Inner Child Fun

Get some glow bracelets or necklaces and have yourself a night time ring toss game.

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Momma Did It

Drill holes in your fence and stick colored glass marbles into them for an attractive effect.

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Garden Drama

Use Epsom salts as an excellent, yet inexpensive, fertilizer. 

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Sustainable Farmer

Don’t have a few grand to spend on a splash pad? Make your own with a tarp and some sprinkler attachments.

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1 Dude and 3 Little Ladies

Hang an old chandelier in your backyard, remove the bulbs and replace them with small solar powered lights.

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The Garden of Leah

Give an old chair a new lease of life by turning it into a garden swing.

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husohem.se

Hang old bottles and fill them with flowers to make gorgeous decorations for a party or event.

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The Farmers Nest

Put scraps of yarn in an old bird feeder. Your avian chums will collect it to use in their nests.

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Juniper Moon Farm