8 DIY Backyard Projects To Do Today

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8 DIY Backyard Projects To Do Today

Once you have finished cutting the grass with your cordless lawn mower, you might look around and think there are a lot of opportunities to work on enhancing your backyard. The only thing holding you back is that you might not feel ready to tackle a large outdoor project. 
While the big projects can have a major impact, you could plan a variety of smaller projects that will do a lot to upgrade your backyard space. Read on if you are looking for quick DIYs that you can finish in less than a day. Many of these projects are so quick and simple, you could plan to do a few of them the same day.

Garden Bench

As long as you have the right tools and some wood, you can build a DIY garden bench in just a few hours. A good bench can enhance the d├ęcor in your backyard and it can offer a comfortable place to sit as you enjoy your garden.

Hummingbird Feeder

A DIY hummingbird feeder is a simple DIY project that almost any person can do. Once you have it finished, it is easy to make hummingbird nectar with a little bit of water and sugar.

Window Box

Window boxes are inexpensive and easy to build. Put one on any window and you can add space for growing flowers, herbs or vegetables.

Pallet Garden

Wood pallets can be repurposed for all sorts of projects. With a little bit of work, you can turn an old pallet into a vertical garden.

Bird Bath

A birdbath can be nice for attracting a wide range of birds to your backyard. Instead of buying one, you can find free birdbath plans online. Many of these plans are very simple for a project that can be completed in less than a day.

Rain Barrels

A rain collection barrel can be a nice functional feature to add to your yard. You can set them up to collect water right from the downspouts on your rain gutters, and then you can use the water for your garden. 

Potting Bench

A DIY potting bench can be a useful project for people who like to garden. It will make it easier when you are potting your plants, and this is a project that can easily be finished in one day.

Fire Pit


A DIY fire pit can provide a focal point in the backyard. Not only that, but it can also keep you warm if you want to spend time outside on colder evenings. With just some bricks or cinderblocks, you can have a DIY fire pit finished and ready for use by the end of the day.

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