Best Summer Projects For Your Yard

Affordable and Easy Projects for Your Yard

Top 5 practical, yet stylish ideas

The days are heating up here in California and after spending the past year mostly indoors, it’s time to get outside. There are plenty of budget-friendly ways to spruce up your yard, 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, decorative lighting fixtures to your backyard and patio, or overhead outdoor string lighting to your dining area. Check out the eco-friendly options here.

String lights for outdoor dining area.

Add a Simple Deck

Introduce a new dynamic to your yard by adding a deck, perfect for entertaining guests and outdoor dining. If your home didn’t come with one when you bought it, you can build your own relatively easily. Just follow this simple guide.

Outdoor patio deck

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.

Build your own fire pit outdoors

Grow Something Healthy

Do you have a green thumb? Whether or not you’re a seasoned gardener, you can 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.

Build your own raised garden bed for seasonal gardening

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.

Drought resistant garden for backyard

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

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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 bachelor's degree from UC Irvine and a master's 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.

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