Whether you use your yard for growing fruits and veggies, entertaining neighbors or encouraging your kids to get some Vitamin D on the daily, these tips will keep it looking tidy throughout the long summer months.
Keep Tools in One Place
Instead of stashing your ladder in the basement, your shovel in the tool shed and everything else in the garage, you’ll save time searching for items if they are all on one rack. This PVC pipe organizeris an easy DIY
Create Outdoor Zones
It’s easy for your yard to be taken over by everyone else’s stuff, but a good way to avoid that is by designating zones. The kids can play with all of their toys in the back by the swing set, while you keep your garden tools in a potting bench with storage. Your husband can have the shed to safely store his machines and gadgets.
Create Dividers With Gravel
If you want to create a dedicated place for dining in your yard, use gravel instead of grass to identify this area. This is easier to install than a stone patio, but serves the same purpose.
Use Lights to Direct Kids
Sometimes when you invite the whole neighborhood over, it’s hard to keep track of all the children running around. One solution: string lights around your yard and tell kids they can’t go outside of them.
Use a Ball Organizer
Anyone who lives with athletes knows the struggle of having basketballs all over the yard. But if you set up a DIY bungee cord organizer you can convince your kids putting them away is like a game.
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