While we are all safer at home right now, we might be getting a little bit bored. Now is actually a great time to work on projects around the house or outside of the house. Whether you’re listing your home when all this is over or not, here are five outdoor projects perfect for a staycation!
#1. Build a chicken coop.
It seems like more and more people are getting into this chicken craze right now. And it’s easy to do, especially when you can buy a small chicken coop from your local co-op or pet store or even online. But remember, chickens do take maintenance and care and must be well protected from predators. But they can add a unique charm to your backyard, give you something to do, and they are the pet that gives back… Hopefully fresh eggs every day.
#2. Paver stone patio.
Or, any patio, especially if you don’t already have one. While this may not be a beginner project, you can watch YouTube videos and get some tips and ideas from Pinterest pages on great ideas to make a DIY patio in your backyard. This could be a great place to set up an alfresco dining area, barbecue, fire pit, or just a place where you don’t have to worry about the weeds.
#3. For the birds.
There are a lot of ways that you can benefit the environment by taking care of the native birds. Consider building a DIY birdbath, birdhouses, or birdfeeders using a variety of household items. Did you know that you can make a birdfeeder out of just about anything? Check out this Pinterest page on projects for birds and enjoy the sweet sounds of birds in your backyard.
Now is the perfect time to set up a garden. You can make a vertical herb garden out of the shipping pallet, simply put four boards together for a raised bed, or Rototiller up some ground in your backyard, frame it, and get to planting. Not only does it add to the beauty and aesthetics of the backyard, but you’ll have one of the best-tasting salads in the neighborhood.
#5. Water features.
Here in Arizona water features are a welcome sight. Consider making a container water garden fountain, or water feature. The container water garden is a lot easier than the water feature but if you put a little bit of elbow grease into it and you’re willing to put in the work, you can come up with a gorgeous water feature for your backyard. Not only will it attract birds and add to the aesthetics, but the sound and cooling effect will be a welcome retreat.
There are literally thousands of things to do with your backyard but start with these five and it will create a beautiful spot to enjoy and add value to the home if you plan on selling.