Are you tired of seeing the same old fence surrounding your yard? Do you wish you could spice things up, but it just doesn’t make sense to replace it right now? Don’t worry! We’ve got a few simple ideas that you can use to rejuvenate your fence and take your yard to the next level. The best part is, they can be done without spending much (or any) money and with a bit of planning and preparation, you’ll have them finished in time for dinner!
Get Some Green
Landscaping may be hard work, but it pays off in spades (no pun intended) when all is said and done. If you’ve got a fence, think of it like a picture frame – and your yard is the picture. You can add different elements throughout the whole scene to create an elegant, attractive, and cozy space that will really feel like home.
Do you have a tall wooden privacy fence? Consider accenting one length of fencing with mulch beds and a vibrant sea of flowers. Or if you have aluminum fencing, maybe some flowering vines would better suit your mood. No matter what type of fence you’ve got, use it to frame and accentuate your outdoor space. Once you’re finished, your neighbors will be feeling green with envy!
Fencing Is For The Birds
One easy way to brighten up a fence (or any outdoor space) is to add birdhouses. Traditional wooden bird houses can be a great way to make your yard feel warm and inviting to our feathery friends; or, if you’re feeling crafty, you can try hollowing and drying out a couple of gourds. Fasten them to your fence with fishing wire and you’ll have a garden full of birdsongs in no time.
Let There Be Light
Our last trick is another easy one, but it might cost a little bit of dough. Grab some exterior bistro lights – like the ones you see on the patio at that chic urban restaurant – and string them up along the length of your fence. For a slightly cheaper alternative, you can also use strands of plain white lights – the kind used for decorating around the holidays!
To customize your new yard lighting to fit your own style, you can accent with other types of light sources. Tiki torches and paper lanterns, for example, can make your yard feel like a tropical paradise all year long. Or if you’re looking for something a little more energy efficient, consider lining a walkway with solar lamps – they don’t use any extra electricity and they’re easy to install (and move, if necessary). Just be careful not to hit them when you’re out mowing the lawn!