Now that the warm, summer weather is here, you’ll probably be spending a lot more time outdoors, soaking up the sunshine and barbecuing with friends. But if your backyard could use some TLC, we have some ideas for you to consider to transform your backyard into a summertime oasis, perfect for relaxing and entertaining.

In parts one and two, we looked at some really fun ways to use your imagination, everyday items found in your home, and recycled materials to create a backyard sanctuary for all to enjoy and marvel over. Today, let’s explore a few more DIY backyard design and decorating tips to transform your yard. And as always, if your trees could use a little TLC or your need a stump grinding service, Elite Tree Experts provides Top Rated Local® Terre Haute tree service for those living in our beautiful community, so call us today! Please read below to learn our tips!

Create a Sculpture Garden

Adding works of art to your yard is easy, no matter if you’re an artist or not. Using paint and unused or recycled items from around the home such as plastic silverware, plastic plates, golf balls, buckets, flower pots, mason jars, and even river rocks, you can use your imagination to create just about any kind of sculpture. All you need is a few supplies, a little bit of time, and your imagination to add a creative touch to your garden or lawn.

Build Your Own Garden Furniture

If you have leftover materials from a tree removal or stump removal service, or lots of unused wood and other materials, try building your own unique garden and patio furniture! It’s a fun way to recycle usable materials that might otherwise be tossed out, and can really enhance the appearance of your backyard.

Add Color for Vibrancy  

Your backyard is already full of life, but adding a touch of color can add vibrancy and brilliance to the natural earth tones. Paint rocks, planters, wooden patio furniture, and footpath stones in bright colors of your choosing. Hang colorful bird and hummingbird feeders from tree branches, or paint dull wooden birdhouses to restore the color. Plant cheerful flowers to add an additional touch of color throughout your yard, and cover old throw pillows with radiant pillow covers to place on your patio furniture.

Natural Bug Deterrent

If you’re looking for an inexpensive, all-natural insect and mosquito repellent to protect yourself, your loved ones, and your pets, lemongrass is a great option! Pick up a few lemongrass plants to plant in planters and place them around sitting areas in your backyard to keep the bugs away.        

Call Elite Tree Experts

If you want to enhance the health of your trees and give them a more vibrant appearance, our Terre Haute tree service experts can help! Whether you need some dead or dangerous branches removed, a stump grinding, or even a tree removal, we can help. Regularly maintaining your trees will not only improve their appearance, but can extend the life of your trees so you can enjoy them in all their beauty for years to come. From a tree injection to mulching to a preventative treatment for tree girdling, call Elite Tree Experts today for a Top Rated Local® tree service from our friendly and knowledgeable tree care team.