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Fun and Functional Yard Improvement Projects for Renters

Outdoor Dining Set Up with Table and ChairsIf you’re like the majority of Flushing renters, you wish your home to feel like your own. One approach to achieve this is by renovating the yard. Even though the majority of renters don’t want to invest too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind, you undoubtedly still want a lovely outdoor space to enjoy. Mostly if you’re on a budget, it’s simple to assume that a yard renovation is unattainable. But that’s not always the case. We discover 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

Knowing what is underfoot is one of the best places to begin when improving your rental home’s yard. Keep your grass properly mowed and trimmed if you have any. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, think about putting some pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For instance, putting a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area appear tidy and inviting.

Patio Appeal

You can improve the space in many inventive ways for patios and decks. For example, try placing potted plants in strategic spots around your yard, patio, or deck to add color and greenery to your outdoor space. Select low-maintenance, visually appealing plants that are likely to survive depending on what part of the yard you want to improve and your local climate. Tall grasses, for instance, can quickly expand to create a charming border for an ugly fence line. After that, put a couple of bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to increase your yard’s comfort and appeal.

Light It Up

String lights and solar lights are excellent ways to add light and interest to your yard without wasting a lot of money. You can buy string lights at home improvement stores for a reasonable price, and they can be hung in various ways to add sparkle to your outdoor space. Solar lights are an excellent alternative – they’re not difficult to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They are available in various styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.

Accentuate the Positive

Aside from including new elements, it’s also necessary to understand the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. For instance, if you have a lovely view, be sure that overgrown bushes or trees do not block it. Take advantage of the natural landscape if your rental home is near the woods by installing a few bird feeders or a small water feature. By playing up the best parts of your yard, you can make an outdoor space that you’re satisfied to call your own.

Color Me Happy

Lastly, add color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If your Flushing property manager is okay with it, you could do something ambitious like paint your fence. Just remember to ask for permission beforehand! If painting isn’t an alternative, you may still add beautiful colors with vibrant patio chairs or pillows, lively outdoor curtains, and a great outdoor rug. Install creative lighting and comfortable seating, and you have created an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in.

Regardless of your rental situation or budget, there are several approaches to improve your rental home’s yard. Any outdoor space can become fun and useful by beginning from the ground up and adding color and light. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!

Are you looking for a new rental home – possibly one with a much more useful outdoor space? Real Property Management New York Gold has great homes available in your location. Contact us or view our listings online.

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