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Backyard Makeover | How to Remodel Backyard Quick & Cheap | Backyard Cleaning Tips, Guides & DIY

Backyard makeover can be daunting task if you do not know how to start, how to continue and what resources, tools are required. I am sure backyard cleaning is one of the top honey-do lists for you and finding right information on how to make backyard look beautiful without spending much time and money is very crucial.

If you need tips & tricks on cleaning, looking for backyard makeover DIY, you have come to right place, now read on.

How to clean Backyard

1. Clean weed & leaves completely

Make sure when you clean, you take out root completely so weed don't grow back. This is very important that many people don't know or they tend to ignore.

Best way is to hold firm and strong all the way to the bottom and pull gently to pressure all root possible. Wear gloves when doing this. Glove not just keeps your hands safe and clean, it actually helps to put pressure when holding and pulling roots straight up.

2. Clean weed when they are small

Backyard Makeover | How to Remodel Backyard Quick & Cheap | Backyard Cleaning Tips, Guides & DIY

Leaf Raking

Always plan to clean your backyard when weeds have not grown big yet. This makes your job so easy that you will thank yourself.  Its very easy to remove weed when they are young, tiny. During this time you can easily pull root for better cleaning, root just come straight out very easily. So the point is do not wait to clean backyard till weed grow larger.

3. Clean weeds when its wet

Water hose

Water hose

If plants, soil are wet, obviously its very easy to pull them out effectively with less pressure. Infact, one very important thing is when you clean after rain to pull these weeds, you also move soil which is perfect to plant new seeds or new plants, herbs etc. One awesome tips to make ground wet if not raining is spray water using hose 20 minutes before you plan to pull all weed.

You will be surprised to know that just removing army of weed makes your backyard look 100 times better though it can take time, so its very important to understand which tools to use to clean your backyard.

4. Use Vinegar to clean small rocks

Vinegar is cheapest and safest way to kill weeds when they are small. Use sprayer to effectively spray vinegar on rocks to clean and kill weed. Spray vinegar around flower bed edges, around the backyard as well to remove messy green patches.

5. Put flower beds around the backyard

Flowerbed

Flowerbed

Gardening is all together whole new topics which we will learn in detail in another article. But remember, to make your backyard beautiful, flower addition is an awesome idea, just get ready for this gardening project. You will also need to learn how to mulch garden bed if you are working on backyard makeover honey do list project. Number 6 describes about mulching garden bed.

Basic things to install flower bed are wooden bar, enough good soil, plants, flowers, pots, mulch. Flowers not just look good to eyes, they also fill backyard space, so weed have less space to grow, you have less space to clean next time!

Below is one famous Youtube video on Gardening Design if you are interested.

6. How to Mulch Garden Bed

Scrape off soil about 4 to 6 inches. Cut fresh edge along the bed you will put mulch. Use lineage (half moon steel sheet, small pad filled with steel handle) to make deeper edge and scoop soil out. Then use scrapper to further clean deb, remove excess mulch, soil. After cleaning the bed, add new mulch as shown in youtube video below.

Don't over put mulch on tree, plants as they tend to kill primary root, but secondary root grow on mulch you overput, which is not good for plants, gardening.

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7. Tackle your Deck, Patio in backyard

Screened Porch

Screened Porch

Having deck, furniture in backyard is such an enjoyable fulfilling experience. You can gather with friends on deck, do barbecue and so on. But make sure your deck, furniture are clean. We suggest spray water using hose to clean furniture mattresses. Brush them using iron handle brush with solution of dish soap, warm water.

You can make simple patio using cheap plastics chairs from Homedepot,  Lowes or high end furniture according to your budget, layout colorful outdoor carpet on deck as well.

Clean your deck. We already have highly rated articles on wood cleaning. Please click these links below to get information, idea on deck, patio, wood cleaning. 

How to Safely Clean Unfinished Wood While on Budget


Tidy up! How to clean hardwood engineered floors


8. Spray Paint your old flower pots, iron furniture

You might want to learn how to remove spray paint from plastic. If your furniture, flower pots, deck, even flower bed bars look old, dirty, just paint them using paint spray. Here are best lists of paint spray you can find. Learn how to use paint spray! Use mask when paint spraying, we like bold bright color cyan, orange. 

9. Add, Maintain swimming pool

Swimming pool in backyard

Swimming pool in backyard

This is a huge extra project in itself. But having swimming pool makes your place look extremely classy and beautiful. Check out swimming pool variations on PoolJudge.

10. Make Kids Friendly backyard

Add swings, water games outside which not only add fun for kids and all, but also make your backyard more elegant, beautiful.

backyard toys

Backyard toys

11. Gazebo install and maintain for backyard beauty

Gazebo

Gazebo

Adding a gazebo is easy nowadays since you can purchase ready-made one from Costco, Home Depot, Lowes and just assemble them. If you want your own design, hire wood worker, handyman to design, create, install gazebo in your backyard. I have one beautiful medium sized gazebo in my backyard and it has been a great addition and investment to my house.

12. More amneties for your backyard

You can add barbecue, grill, umbrella, stone pavements as seen in picture below. Again, go according your budget. If you need to hire contractors for these improvements, Goto perfectdwell.com

Barbecue

Barbecue

13. Add ornaments, lighting around fence, in backyard

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