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Fun and Functional Yard Improvement Projects for Renters

Outdoor Dining Set Up with Table and ChairsIf you’re like other La Verkin renters, you want your home to feel like your own. One approach to achieving this is by renovating the yard. Even though many renters are unwilling to spend too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind, you probably still desire a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy. Particularly 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 saw 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 effective approaches when improving your rental home’s yard is by thinking about what is underfoot. Keep your grass properly mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, try incorporating a couple of pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For example, including a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area look orderly and inviting.

Patio Appeal

You can improve the space in several innovative ways for patios and decks. To give an instance, start arranging potted plants in strategic spots around your yard, patio, or deck to add color and greenery to your outdoor space. Go for low-maintenance, visually appealing plants that will succeed depending on what part of the yard you intend to beautify and your local climate. Tall grasses, for example, can quickly develop to make a lovely border for an eyesore fence line. Following that, include some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to boost your yard’s comfort and appeal.

Light It Up

String lights and solar lights are great methods to add light and interest to your yard without consuming much money. You can find string lights at home improvement stores at a relatively inexpensive price, and they can be hung in various ways to add light to your outdoor space. Solar lights are a great choice – they’re easy to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They come in a wide range of styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.

Accentuate the Positive

Besides adding new elements, it’s also essential to determine the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. For example, if you have a gorgeous view, make sure overgrown bushes or trees do not obscure it. If your rental home is near the woods, take advantage of the natural landscape by building 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’re happy to call your own.

Color Me Happy

Finally, employ color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If your La Verkin property manager authorizes it, you could do something ambitious like paint your fence. Just keep in mind to ask for permission first! However, if painting isn’t the answer, you may add lively colors using colorful patio chairs or pillows, bright outdoor curtains, and a nice outdoor rug. Add creative lighting and nice seating, and you’ve got yourself an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in.

Regardless of your rental situation or budget, there are plenty of options to improve your rental home’s yard. By commencing from the ground up and adding color and light, any outdoor space can become fun and practical. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!

Are you in search of a new rental home – particularly one with a much more functional outdoor space? Real Property Management Southern Utah has great homes available in your area. Contact us or view our listings online.

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