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Fun and Functional Yard Improvement Projects for Renters

Outdoor Dining Set Up with Table and ChairsAs with many Perrysburg renters, you wish your home to feel like your own. One way of accomplishing this is by renovating the yard. You undoubtedly still want a lovely outdoor space to enjoy, even though the majority of renters don’t want to commit too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind. It’s common to assume that a yard renovation is out of your price range, especially 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 best approaches to improving your rental home’s yard is examining what is underfoot. Keep your grass properly mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, try introducing a few pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For example, placing 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 with several unique approaches for patios and decks. For instance, think about placing potted plants in strategic spots around your yard, patio, or deck to add color and greenery to your outdoor space. Get low-maintenance, visually appealing plants that are likely to grow well depending on what part of the yard you would like to beautify and your local climate. Tall grasses, for example, can grow over time to produce a charming border for an unsightly fence line. At that point, place some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to maximize your yard’s comfort and appeal.

Light It Up

String lights and solar lights are the perfect tools to add light and interest to your yard without spending much money. For a reasonable price, you can purchase 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 perfect choice – they’re easy to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They are available in a wide range of styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.

Accentuate the Positive

Along with including innovative elements, it’s also imperative to understand the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. For instance, if your property has 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 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 honored to call your own.

Color Me Happy

Ultimately, utilize color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If it’s alright with your Perrysburg property manager, you could do something ambitious like paint your fence. Just remember to ask for permission first! But if painting is not an option, you can add gorgeous colors with bright patio chairs or pillows, lively outdoor curtains, and a great outdoor rug. Add creative lighting and relaxing seating, and you have created an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in.

Disregarding what your rental situation or budget is, there are many ways to improve your rental home’s yard. Any outdoor space can become fun and useful by commencing from the ground up and adding color and light. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!

Are you searching for a new rental home – perhaps one with a much more functional outdoor space? Real Property Management Clarity Team has great homes available in your area. Contact us or view our listings online.

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