If you live in Minnesota, you know to take advantage of summer. Take a dip in the nation’s first natural swimming pool or create your very own DIY backyard paradise. All you need are a few items that you have laying around the house to make your yard fun for the whole family.
5 DIY Backyard Paradise Ideas
Wine bottle tiki torches
Instead of recycling empty wine bottles, you can put them to good use! Minnesota is infamous for its mosquitoes; this is a great way to ensure that you’ll enjoy the outdoors without becoming their next meal. Click here for more details. If your yard is fenced in, you can even attach your new tiki torch to it!
Speaking of fences, have yours started to show their age? Small holes here and there are to be expected, especially if there were knots in the wood. Glamorize them by placing a marble in each hole. Your fence will be breathtaking when the sunlight streams through.
Salad bowl speakers
Music can set the tone for barbeques, birthday parties, and more. Unfortunately, if you’re relying on your iPhone or Android, the volume leaves something to be desired. These DIY speakers require a bit of skill with a screwdriver, but are worth the work.
Don’t be fooled by their homely appearance; pallets are both practical and stylish. Follow these instructions to make enough seats for your family, friends, and even neighborhood. If you want to try it out before tapping into your carpentry skills, you can also put outdoor cushions on straight on the pallets themselves. Leave them backless for bench-style seats.
When all else fails, open up the tent in the backyard. This is a great option whether you have kids in elementary schools, angst-ridden teens, or just love the outdoors. It’s a fun way to enjoy the warm weather without giving up all of the comforts of home.
Does old equipment and broken gear clutter your backyard? We know all about hauling away old lawnmowers, grills, and even pool accessories, like diving boards. Give us a call and we’ll make your backyard vibrant again. Now go enjoy the rest of summer!
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