Spruce Up Your Yard Without Draining Your Savings


By Kylie Ora Lobell

Springtime is here, which means it’s time to spruce up your yard. Your outdoor spaces may have been neglected throughout the long, cold winter, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have to spend a mint to get your summer living room BBQ-ready. All it takes is a little time and creativity.

Keep It Light

You can spruce up your yard with something as simple and cost-effective as a few cans of spray paint. To keep your outdoor spaces magically illuminated, hit your lawn furniture—tables, chairs, planters, trashcans, everything—with high-gloss white paint and a few coats coat of Krylon Glowz. It charges with exposure to the light, so positioning the furnishings in direct sunlight should provide the most powerful glow come dusk.

Speaking of being charged by the sun, a few of these Seriously Solar Lanterns by Kenroy Home would look adorable hanging from your fence, or placed on picnic tables. They give off a cozy glow that will keep both your carbon footprint and electric bill low.

Keep It Green

Not only will a garden dress up your outdoor spaces with a breath of fresh spring, it will also save you money on the produce needed for all of those salads and fruit kabobs you’ll be bringing to the table this season.

Countertop composterPersonal GreenhouseStart from the ground up with the Countertop Composter from Natural Home. Did you know that things you throw out every day, like coffee grounds and eggshells, are great for plants? Keep this cute little can in your backyard, drop in your food trash, and let it do the rest—without any chemicals or odors!

If you live in an unpredictable climate, or you just want to get your garden started early, you can purchase the Deluxe Walk in 6 Tier Plastic Greenhouse by OGrow. It’s picturesque and easy to set up, and it will keep your seedlings safe from strong rains.

You don’t need to have thousands of dollars to spruce up your yard this season. When you invest in a few simple products, you can easily enjoy your outdoor living areas and host some spectacular events.

Want to improve the look of your yard? Buy a few Seriously Solar Lanterns through Build.com to give it a polished appearance—and enjoy spending time outside even after the sun sets.


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