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5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Backyard

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 by Hannah Lagaly


At New Age Contractors we love to get our hands dirty and get projects done. If you feel the same way, here are five DIY projects you can complete in a weekend that will take your backyard to the next level.  Visit our website www.newagellp.com to see how we can help!

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1. One of the best ways to spruce up your backyard is to add a patio area or deck, which we are fully equipt to build for you! If you don't want to shell out all that cash and consider yourself a DIY warrior then visit your local home improvement store and pick up some bricks or pavers to create an inexpensive patio. After you lay your bricks or pavers, use sand to fill the joints, and then spray the area with water and run a tamper over the patio to set the bricks. Click HERE for a more detailed article on how to build a patio!

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2. If you have an old ladder and want to do something creative in your backyard, then you have the perfect opportunity to upcycle it and fulfill your wishes. If you add mini planters to each rung, then you can make a vertical hanging garden that not only smells delightful but adds a pop of color to your backyard. Don't fret if you don't have an old ladder to use; there are plenty of inexpensive vertical hanging garden options available online.

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3. Adding a meandering path to your backyard will turn an untamed space into an elegant oasis. If you're not keen on using expensive stone for the path than opt for using crushed rock. Crushed rock is available in many different colors, and you can find it at Lowes for about $4 a bag. Use stakes to decern the shape, then wrap bender board (used for encompassing gardens) around them. Lay down four to five inches of crushed rock and level the surface with a plate compactor.

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4. Laying mulch down is a great way to give your backyard a unified cleaned look without breaking the bank. Much comes in a few different colors and does a great job at blocking weeds from growing.

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5. Another inexpensive way to elevate your backyard area is to add a firepit. All you need for this project is some wall stones, sand, a shovel, tape measure, level, tamper, and a steel rake. This is typically a 2-day project but all your hard work will pay off when you are sitting around the pit with family & friends enjoying the beautiful Charleston nights. If you are looking for more information on how to build your own firepit click HERE.

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