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Quick Backyard Makeovers

Melissa Dunlap is a writer, editor and blogger specializing in lifestyle communications. Fueled by curiosity, and a tad too much coffee, Melissa enjoys dissecting current trends for the modern woman. When she's not having dance parties w...

Transform your yard in minutes, not days!

If your backyard is looking a little lackluster but you just don't have time to give it the attention it deserves, there's still hope. Back-breaking effort isn't the only path to a backyard makeover. Read on for some tips and shortcuts.


If your backyard is looking a little lackluster but you just don't have time to give it the attention it deserves, there's still hope. Back-breaking effort isn't the only path to a backyard makeover. Read on for some tips and shortcuts.

Here are some fast, effective ways to transform your yard. You may not even break a sweat!

  • Use potted flowers to hide brown or dead patches in your lawn. Arrange the flowers (in their pots) over the area you want to conceal. Use short-rimmed pots with a heavy helping of mulch for an instant flower bed that looks like it's growing from the ground.

  • Use hanging planters and elevated potted plants to create a "room divider" for your yard. This is especially effective to hide ugly tool sheds.

  • Can't wait on grass seed? Lay out sod for an instant lawn. Remember, you will still need to water it.

  • Use bricks or flat stones to create an easy path.

  • Add a gazebo or fountain to an empty area of the yard for instant charm.

  • Inexpensive solar lighting is a snap to install and can make your garden and yard look its best after dusk.

  • Add pebbles or colored gravel to flowerbeds or planters for quick "rock gardens."

  • Use a raised bed or lasagna garden as an alternative to tilling the earth to create a garden bed.


 

 
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