Backyard Ideas, Tips, and Projects for Your Home

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A lot of people are always dreaming about expensive vacations or luxurious “things” that they want to buy, without ever realizing that it’s fairly easy to turn your home and backyard into a place that you love to be. Since most of your life will be spent in and around your home, you might as well spend a little time and effort on a few projects or hobbies at home that will make it your favorite place to be.

Whether it’s starting a garden, becoming a barbecue master, or completely re-designing your backyard, you’re sure to find something you’ll like by reading through some of our tips and articles.

Some Backyard Ideas and Articles to Get You Started

Backyard Design and Landscaping: The design and layout of your yard can involve a lot of different factors. First and foremost, you should decide what features and items you want your yard to have. This could be a new deck or patio, a fountain or some other water feature, new patio furniture, a hammock, a garden, a nice barbecue grill and/or smoker, or even an outdoor kitchen and dining area. You don’t have to spend a lot to turn your backyard into a fun and relaxing place to be. A hammock or a nice patio chair and some of your favorite plants can be the difference in making your backyard your new favorite reading spot. Click here to read our articles about designing your perfect backyard…

Backyard Parties and Entertaining: Nothing is better than a backyard barbecue and good company for a few hours. Throwing a party in your backyard doesn’t have to be a stress-inducing endeavor that takes weeks of planning. With just a few key elements you can start having parties at your house that will make you known as the new party king or queen among your friends and family. There are all kinds of fun and entertaining games you can play, or lawn sports like badminton and volleyball that will add another element to your party prowess. There’s also several different types of backyard parties you can put on… everything from barbecues to ethnic-themed parties to potlucks. Click here to view our articles about backyard parties and entertaining…

Backyard Barbecuing: Being able to barbecue like a pro is one of the greatest skills one can aspire to. There is nothing that will make you more popular faster than being able to make mouth-watering burgers, barbecue chicken, or ribs on the grill. And popularity aside, you can’t spend a better afternoon with yourself than by lying in your hammock reading a good book while slowly grilling some chicken. The only thing that could be better is a water slide that lasts for 10 straight minutes and they hand you a cheeseburger on the way down… but that doesn’t exist as far as I know. To become a grill master, it takes a lot more than just great recipes… recipes are key but so is your grilling setup. You can read our barbecue articles by clicking here…

Gardening Tips, Tricks, and Hacks: Besides a bacon blue-cheese burger, the tastiest things you can get your hands on will come from your own garden. If you’ve never experienced tomatoes that you personally picked off the vine, then you’re missing out. Same goes for your own herbs, carrots, squash, and other veggies. You can also go crazy with flowers and other plants that will add to the ambiance and “mood” of your backyard. Having your own garden is one of most rewarding things you’ll ever do, even if all you have is a few tomato plants or radishes. Even you have a very small garden space to work with, there’s a lot of cool ideas out there for your own at-home garden… a raised garden, a vertical garden, container gardening, and even organic gardening. Click here to read our home gardening articles…

Lawn Care Tips: You might think this falls under backyard design, but these articles are more about helping you develop a greener thumb. There are some very simple and predictable techniques you can use to have healthier grass, plants and flowers, and it goes a long way towards creating your own beautiful personal space… meaning your backyard of course. Whether you just want greener grass or to start winning home show contests, you’ll find some useful tips in our articles on landscaping and lawn care…

Bird Feeding and Animal Watching: Depending on the size of your backyard and your part of the world, setting up a bird feeder or a bird house can add an entirely different element to your yard. Just setting up a simple bird feeder can get you all kinds of new visitors and photo opportunities. It will also give you the chance to try and match wits with squirrels to try and keep them out of your bird food. But, there are also all kinds of squirrel-houses and squirrel feeders as well if you enjoy watching them running around constantly obsessed with food. Click here to read our articles on bird feeding and animal watching…

 

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