If you’re similar to most Lebanon renters, you want your home to feel like your own. One option to achieve this is by renovating the yard. While many renters would prefer not to spend too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind, you undoubtedly still want a presentable outdoor space to enjoy. It’s normal to assume that a yard renovation is out of your cost range, primarily if you’re on a budget. But that’s not always the case. We saw 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 when improving your rental home’s yard is to consider what is underfoot. Keep your grass tidily mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, think about putting a few pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For example, adding a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area appear neat and inviting.
You can improve the space in numerous new and exciting ways for patios and decks. For instance, simply place potted plants in strategic spots around your yard, patio, or deck to add color and greenery to your outdoor space. Prioritize low-maintenance, visually appealing plants that are likely to grow well depending on what part of the yard you wish to develop and your local climate. Tall grasses, for illustration, can rapidly multiply to provide a visually appealing border for an ugly fence line. Afterward, add some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to increase your yard’s comfort and appeal.
Light It Up
String lights and solar lights are a great way to add light and interest to your yard without spending too much. You can locate string lights at home improvement stores for an affordable price, and they can be hung in various ways to add light to your outdoor space. Solar lights are an excellent pick because they’re easy to install and don’t require any extra wiring. You can find them in a variety of styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.
Accentuate the Positive
In addition to adding new elements, it’s also critical to keep in mind the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. For instance, if you have an amazing view, be certain that overgrown bushes or trees aren’t blocking it. If your rental home is near the woods, maximize the natural landscape by putting up some bird feeders or a small water feature. By playing up the best parts of your yard, you can create an outdoor space you’re glad to call your own.
Color Me Happy
Finally, use color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If approved by your Lebanon property manager, you could do something ambitious like paint your fence. Just remember to ask for permission first! Yet, if painting isn’t a solution, you can add stunning colors with bright patio chairs or pillows, colorful outdoor curtains, and a great outdoor rug. Install creative lighting and comfortable seating, and you have created an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in.
There are several things you can do to improve your rental home’s yard, regardless of your rental situation or budget. By beginning from the ground up and adding color and light, any outdoor space can become fun and functional. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!
Are you looking for a new rental home – preferably one with more usable outdoor space? Real Property Management Beacon features great homes available in your area. Contact us or view our listings online.
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