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Fun and Functional Yard Improvement Projects for Renters

Outdoor Dining Set Up with Table and ChairsIf you’re like many Weber County renters, you desire your home to feel like your own. One way for you to achieve this is by renovating the yard. While the majority of renters are reluctant to waste too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind, you probably still want a nice outdoor space to enjoy. Especially if you’re on a budget, it’s common to assume that a yard renovation is out of reach. But that’s not always the case. We discovered some fun and functional ideas for improving a rental home’s yard that any renter can do – here are our top picks!

Start From the Ground Up

One of the best places to start when improving your rental home’s yard is by considering what is underfoot. If there is grass, keep it neatly mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, think about adding a few pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For example, putting a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area look nice and inviting.

Patio Appeal

You can improve the space in numerous clever ways for patios and decks. For instance, start arranging potted plants in strategic spots around your yard, patio, or deck to add color and greenery to your outdoor space. Aim for low-maintenance, visually appealing plants that are likely to grow depending on what part of the yard you need to enhance and your local climate. Tall grasses, for example, can grow rapidly and make a beautiful border for an ugly fence line. At that time, add some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to enhance your yard’s comfort and appeal.

Light It Up

String lights and solar lights are excellent, economical options to add light and interest to your yard. You can acquire string lights at home improvement stores for a relatively low price, and they can be hung in various ways to add sparkle to your outdoor space. Solar lights are a great pick – they’re not complicated to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They come in many different styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.

Accentuate the Positive

Along with adding new elements, it’s also important to recognize the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. As an example, if you have a magnificent view, remember that overgrown bushes or trees should not block it. If your rental home is near the woods, capitalize on the natural landscape by adding some bird feeders or a small water feature. By playing up the best parts of your yard, you can create an outdoor space that you’ll be happy to call your own.

Color Me Happy

Lastly, employ color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If it’s okay with your Weber County property manager, you could do something impressive such as paint your fence. Just be sure you ask for permission beforehand! However, if painting isn’t your thing, you can add beautiful colors with vibrant patio chairs or pillows, lively outdoor curtains, and a stunning outdoor rug. Include creative lighting and relaxing seating, and you have developed an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in.

Notwithstanding what your rental situation or budget is, there are many choices to improve your rental home’s yard. By working from the ground up and adding color and light, any outdoor space can become fun and functional. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!

Do you want a new rental home – maybe one with a much more useful outdoor space? Real Property Management Northern Utah offers fantastic homes available in your region. Contact us or view our listings online.

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