It is easy to let things get out of hand in your backyard, promising yourself that you will tidy up sooner or later. If you want to love your yard again and then turn it into an oasis that you can enjoy, it is time to get cleaning.
Depending on what you need to clear, you might have to arrange a car removal and maybe get some cash in the process, and it would probably be a good time to get a skip bin delivered, that is large enough to take everything you are clearing.
Ditch the debris
Before you are able to get properly started on your yard makeover plans you will need to remove as much debris and clear all the clutter that has accumulated over the months or years.
Debris can be anything from old bits of machinery like a broken mower or some garden tools that have passed their usefulness, and can also include all the leaves and plant cuttings that might have built up through the season.
Remember to check what items you can put into a typical skip bin, as there are some items that will need to go to your local recycling centre instead.
Get your plants and foliage tidied too
If you are having a proper spring clean and want to make a fresh start with your yard, another job you will have to tackle is to get pruning and trimming so that your plants look neat and tidy.
It is always important to prune and trim as and when required, as this will give your plants better shape and encourage good new growth in the spring, so your hard work will definitely be rewarded.
Throw all of the debris from your pruning and trimming efforts into the skip bin, so that you don’t risk getting caught up in clutter again.
Brighten things up with some DIY planters
While you are clearing out your old clutter from the yard, take a look around to see if there any items, like an old wheelbarrow for example, that could be repurposed and turned into some quirky planters.
A quick and easy way to transform your garden into an oasis of color is to incorporate some brightly colored flowers and plants. Get creative and turn some rusty old watering cans or an old rusty wheelbarrow into an attractive plant display, which will definitely be unique.
You probably be surprised at just what you can transform from a bit of old junk into an unusual display, and the extra plus point is that it shouldn’t cost you a lot of money to do, if you already have something that can be transformed, just lying around.
Create a patio table that is perfect for entertaining
If you are looking for an unusual feature that is bound to get everyone talking as well as keep them entertained, you might want to have a go at creating a patio table that has a built-in beer and wine cooler.
The idea of being able to sit at your patio table and help yourself to a cold beer or some more wine whenever you want it, should appeal to many of us. This is a DIY challenge that is worth tackling as you will end up with a very useful table that looks attractive and allows you to entertain in style.
Somewhere to sit
You will want to be able to sit and relax after all your hard work transforming your backyard into somewhere you want to spend some time in, so you could look at some DIY options for outdoor seating rather than busting the bank with some new items.
There are a number of different ways to create your own seating including making some attractive seating that involve some cinderblocks, lumber and cushions, plus some of your time putting it together, including finishing it in a color of your choice.
Get some fresh herbs on the go
The sight and smell of fresh herbs growing in your yard will liven things up and also serve a useful purpose when you are doing some cooking.
It is really easy to make your own herb garden using an old pallet. Stand the pallet up and give it some supporting legs, and you are already on the way to creating the framework that will look attractive and hold all of your fresh herb pots.
You can look up how to make a herb garden from a pallet along with loads of other inspirational ideas, so get clearing your yard and start working on creating an inviting new space.
About the Author
Evan Connolly discovered a passion for gardening several years ago, and has since turned his hobby into a part-time business. He loves coming up with new ideas and shares these online.