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DIY Backyard Projects for Summer


| 4/28/2017 2:48:00 PM


As summer inches ever closer, spend some time building one (or more) of these DIY projects to create your ideal outdoor living space. We scoured our archives to inspire and help you design the perfect summer retreat—right in your own backyard! Whether you’re a grill-master or gardener, these additions are sure to impress guests and neighbors.

fire pit
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Fire in the Hole

Add a simple fire pit for ambiance and to provide lighting. They’re attractive focal points for any yard and serve as the perfect gathering spot for barbecues. If you want to show off your grilling skills, you could even add a grill grate.

vertical pallet garden
Photo by Adobe/Anna Baburkina.

Grow Up

Vertical gardening is perfect for small spaces, such as balconies, but can look just as beautiful in a full-fledged backyard. Perhaps your yard is small and you want to save as much space as possible, or the soil quality is too poor to grow the garden of your dreams. No worries! A pallet garden will solve all your problems and barely break the bank.



pond with flowers
Photo by Adobe/Krawczyk-Foto.



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