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Fun and Functional Yard Improvement Projects for Renters

Outdoor Dining Set Up with Table and ChairsIf you’re similar to several Palmdale renters, you want your home to feel like your own. One option to achieve this is by renovating the yard. You undoubtedly still want a lovely outdoor space to enjoy, even though most renters don’t want to disburse too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind. It’s simple to assume that a yard renovation is unobtainable, specifically 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

One of the ideal approaches when improving your rental home’s yard is by thinking about what is underfoot. If you have grass, keep it well mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, think about including a few pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For example, putting a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area presentable and inviting.

Patio Appeal

You can improve the space with numerous imaginative approaches for patios and decks. For illustration, try putting 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 are likely to grow depending on what part of the yard you prefer to enhance and your local climate. Tall grasses, for example, can thrive rapidly to provide a stunning border for a boring fence line. Following that, put some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to maximize your yard’s comfort and appeal.

Light It Up

String lights and solar lights are a great way to add light and interest to your yard without spending much money. You can find relatively cheap string lights at home improvement stores, and they can be hung in various ways to add sparkle to your outdoor space. Solar lights are a great option – they’re easy to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They come in a wide range of styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.

Accentuate the Positive

Aside from placing new elements, it’s also advisable to identify the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use them to your advantage. Let’s say you have a good-looking view, ensure that overgrown bushes or trees do not block it. If your rental home is near the woods, capitalize on the natural landscape by including some bird feeders or a small water feature. By playing up the best parts of your yard, you can create an outdoor space that you’re proud to call your own.

Color Me Happy

At last, use color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If your Palmdale property manager allows you, you could do something ambitious like paint your fence. You should first ask for permission! But if painting isn’t a choice, consider adding gorgeous colors with lively patio chairs or pillows, vibrant outdoor curtains, and a beautiful outdoor rug. Install creative lighting and comfortable 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 a variety of options to improve your rental home’s yard. By beginning 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!

Do you want to find a new rental home – perhaps one with a much more functional outdoor space? Real Property Management Traditions offers great homes available in your neighborhood. Contact us or view our listings online.

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