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Transforming your backyard into a useful, functional space, can be relatively inexpensive and easy with the proper tools and instruction. To make the process even simpler, we compiled a list of easy DIY backyard landscaping ideas to transform your backyard into a functional and stylish oasis.  After getting your backyard in shape, transform the rest of your lawn with these landscaping tips.

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Consolidate your backyard

Consolidate space in your backyard by adding in pieces that serve multiple purposes. For example, add a stylish weatherproof table that does double duty as a plant stand and buffet for food and drinks when friends stop by for a backyard party.


Camouflage your deck’s legs

 If you have a high deck, camouflage its legs by adding plant beds around the perimeter. Plants that work well for concealing large spaces include tall perennials such as ornamental grass, sedum, and Black-eyed Susan.

Outdoor Living

Create an outdoor living area

Turn your backyard into an outside living area by adding a few pillow-packed Adirondack chairs, an outdoor colorful rug, large pots, and end tables. You can even add a canopy to provide shade if desired.


Create a path

Paths are relatively inexpensive to make, and they typically cost $60 or less if you shop smart and do it yourself! Click here to discover how to create a DIY stone walkway for only $36!

Fire pit

Add a fire pit

Adding a fire pit to a backyard can instantly add curb appeal and is a great way to entertain family and friends on a chilly summer night. They are also easy and inexpensive to make yourself. Check out this great video tutorial by Lowe’s explaining how to create your own fire pit in a few simple steps.


Make your fence multi-functional

If you have a fence, and a smaller yard, add decorative mirrors to make your yard look larger while adding some flare. In addition, if you have kids, consider mounting a chalkboard (Learn how to make one yourself) to your fence to create a fun and interactive activity.

Tree Stump

Re-purpose old tree stumps

Transform a tree stump into a table or planter to add functionality and inexpensive decorative pieces to your yard. Discover tree stump ideas and how-to’s.

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Planning some bigger landscaping projects this year? Maybe you want to add a new pool, deck, or shed to your backyard, but don’t have the extra funds to make it happen. Don’t stress; Personal Finance Company can help! Contact your local branch or apply today to get extra money for all your home improvement needs!

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