Best Summer Projects For Your Yard

Affordable and Easy Projects for Your Yard

Top 5 practical, yet stylish ideas

Summer in California is the perfect time to enjoy time outdoors at home. If your yard could use a little boost, check out these simple projects to help make this your best summer yet.

Let There Be Light!

Not only does outdoor lighting add a lovely summer ambiance, but it’s also a bonus safety feature for any home. Install landscape lighting along your front walkway and add decorative lighting fixtures to your backyard and patio. Check out the eco-friendly options here.

Add a Simple Deck

A deck provides the perfect outdoor eating and gathering space. If your home didn’t come with one when you bought it, you can build your own relatively easily. Just follow this simple guide.

Build a Fire Pit

There’s no better way to enjoy summer evenings than by roasting marshmallows over a crackling fire. DIY fire pits have come a long way since the days of stone rings though. Here’s a guide for building an attractive stone fire pit with step-by-step instructions.

Grow Something Healthy

Unless you’re a seasoned gardener, take the simple route and build your own raised garden bed. It’s the perfect way to set aside a small section of your yard for a garden with pest protection, good drainage, and easy access to crops. Here’s how to build your own in one weekend.

Make your Yard Drought Tolerant

If you live in California and haven’t jumped on the drought tolerant garden design bandwagon, it’s time. While it may seem daunting, there are actually plenty of ways to have a beautiful yard without wasting our precious water supply.

Here’s to a wonderful summer and a beautiful yard!

About the Author

Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster

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