70 Best Backyard Ideas – Easy DIY Backyard Design Tips

There’s no retreat you can get to quicker than your own backyard, so why not make it a more serene, welcoming spot? Springtime and autumn will beg for you to be out in it as long as it’s not raining, and cool summer evenings and sunny winter days will invite you back too. The good news is that you don’t need to spend a lot of money or hire a landscape designer to get your backyard to a dreamier state. Here we share 70 easy ideas to create a restful oasis for you and your entire family (pets included).

Whether your space is larger or small, wooded or open, sunny or shady, dive into this list for DIY inspiration to create unique garden containers for your favorite plants, serene gathering areas (think fire pits and Adirondacks!), cozy lounging spots, pergolas , and even a unique and easy-to-install pool.

Whether you are into gardening or reading in a hammock, filling your yard with kids and adults for outdoor fun or reserving it for a quiet alone time, you’re sure to fall in love with at least a few of these ideas that will keep you on budget and give you a creative outlet too. So pick one or two to start with, gather your supplies, roll up your sleeves, and refresh your backyard for a brand new look this year. It’s time to hang the string lights—backyard games, movie nights, and cookouts await!

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