Weekend Projects to Instantly Spruce up your Backyard.

Spring is here and these sunny days are so inspiring. They are inspiring to get outside, clean up your backyard and prepare to entertain!

When you catch a clear Spring day in The Gorge, take full advantage!

Get a jump-start on your outdoor spaces with a few favorite design ideas. Want to have a backyard oasis, but a weekend project!?

*Create a fire pit. Who doesn’t love sitting around a fire on a crisp evening with friends sharing a local brew, glass of wine or s’mores?

Check out a full how to tutorial at http://abeautifulmess.com/2014/09/make-your-own-fire-pit-in-4- easy-steps.html

*Assemble a water feature. These are a great way to muffle unwanted noises or add some relaxing sounds to your yard. You can buy kits to assemble yourself.

*Create an outdoor dining space for your family and friends! Guests will be sure to compliment you on your create dining space! Hang bistro lights. I know it may sound small, but bistro lights make everything a little classier. They add great ambiance lighting.Set a path.

*Create a nice walk way using natural stones or pavers. A nice stone path is a great addition to a garden or flower bed. Once you set the stones in gravel you can add bark mulch in between the stones or plant small “step-able plants”

*Hide it away- Mask those ugly utility boxes or AC units with something beautiful. Bulky utility boxes are often an eyesore on our homes or in the yard.

If you implement any of these projects they will make a major impact to your outdoor space. Now is a great time to start a project so you have all summer to enjoy it.

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