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Fun and Functional Yard Improvement Projects for Renters

Outdoor Dining Set Up with Table and ChairsIf you’re the same as numerous Fort Worth renters, you want your home to feel like your own. One step towards achieving this is by renovating the yard. You probably still wish for a stunning outdoor space to enjoy, even though many renters don’t want to put too much time or money into improvements that will eventually be left behind. It’s reasonable to assume that a yard renovation is impractical, particularly if you’re on a budget. But that’s not always the case. We found 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

Knowing what is underfoot is an excellent method for improving your rental home’s yard. Since you have grass, keep it well mowed and trimmed regularly. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, consider including a few pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. As an illustration, putting a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area appear neat and inviting.

Patio Appeal

You can improve the space with a variety of imaginative ways for patios and decks. For example, consider spreading 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 survive depending on what part of the yard you prefer to modify and your local climate. Tall grasses, for example, can grow quickly and offer a beautiful border for an ugly fence line. After that, put some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to improve the yard’s comfort and appeal.

Light It Up

String lights and solar lights are an ideal approach to add light and interest to your yard without wasting much money. You can buy cost-effective string lights at home improvement stores, and they can be hung in various ways to add sparkle to your outdoor space. Solar lights are an excellent choice because they’re simple to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They are obtainable in a variety of styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.

Accentuate the Positive

Other than adding new elements, it’s also advisable to recognize the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. For illustration, if you have a stunning view, ensure that overgrown bushes or trees don’t cover it. If your rental home is near the woods, maximize the natural landscape by installing some bird feeders or a small water feature. By playing up the best parts of your yard, you may create an outdoor space you’ll be happy to call your own.

Color Me Happy

Finally, use color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If your Fort Worth property manager allows it, you could do something bold like paint your fence. You must first ask for permission! But if painting isn’t an alternative, consider adding bright colors with vibrant patio chairs or pillows, colorful outdoor curtains, and a beautiful outdoor rug. Incorporate creative lighting and relaxing seating, and you have created an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in.

Regardless of what your rental situation or budget is, there are numerous ways 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!

Are you hunting for a new rental home – perhaps one with a much more practical outdoor space? Real Property Management Meridian has beautiful homes available in your area. Contact us or view our listings online.

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