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Fun and Functional Yard Improvement Projects for Renters

Outdoor Dining Set Up with Table and ChairsIf you’re one of many Mountain View renters, you want your home to feel like your own. One step in achieving this is by renovating the yard. While many renters choose not to spend too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind, you likely continue to desire a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy. It’s easy to assume that a yard renovation is beyond your financial means, particularly if you’re on a budget. But that’s not always the case. We found 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

When improving your rental home’s yard, one of the best places to begin is by considering what is underfoot. If you have grass, keep it neatly mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, consider including some pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For instance, placing a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area appear tidy and inviting.

Patio Appeal

You can improve the space with numerous unique methods for patios and decks. For illustration, think about adding potted plants in strategic spots around your yard, patio, or deck to add color and greenery to your outdoor space. Select low-maintenance, visually appealing plants that have a high possibility of prospering depending on what part of the yard you want to enhance and your local climate. Tall grasses, for example, can grow quickly to form a lovely border for an unsightly fence line. After that, place some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to raise your yard’s comfort and appeal.

Light It Up

String lights and solar lights are terrific choices to add light and interest to your yard without wasting a lot of money. You can find affordable string lights at home improvement stores, and they can be hung in various ways to add sparkle to your outdoor space. Solar lights are a great option because they’re easy to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They are available in many different styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.

Accentuate the Positive

Besides adding creative elements, it’s also necessary to consider the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. For instance, if you have a beautiful view, you should watch out for overgrown bushes or trees that can block it. If your rental home is near the woods, take advantage of the natural landscape by placing some bird feeders or a small water feature. By playing up the best parts of your yard, you can make an outdoor space that you’re proud to call your own.

Color Me Happy

Lastly, add color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If your Mountain View property manager is in favor of it, you could do something ambitious like paint your fence. Just don’t forget to ask for permission first! Yet, if painting is not an option, you may add attractive colors with vibrant patio chairs or pillows, bright outdoor curtains, and a fantastic outdoor rug. Include creative lighting and cozy seating, and you have produced an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in.

It doesn’t matter what your rental situation or budget is; there are various ways to improve your rental home’s yard. Any outdoor space can become fun and useful by working from the ground up and adding color and light. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!

Are you searching for a new rental home – preferably one with a much more useful outdoor space? Real Property Management Silicon Valley has great homes available in your city. Contact us or view our listings online.

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