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A Dream Back Yard on a Budget

September 20th, 2015 10:12 AM by Christopher Terry

One of the best parts of owning a home is getting to enjoy your very own backyard living space! Who needs an expensive vacation when you have paradise right in your backyard? And with summer quickly coming to a close, now is the time to create your backyard oasis.

Below is a list of five great budget backyard projects for you this summer!

Fire Pit

Nothing screams summer more than s'mores and a campfire! But having a backyard campfire is impossible without a fire pit. All you need for this simple project is a shovel, some gravel, and some bricks! Checkout how to make this DIY fire pit at


Sitting outside eating dinner on the back patio is a summer must. If you want a patio but are on a budget, consider building it yourself! Better Home and Garden describes step-by-step how to build your perfect backyard patio in this article Just be sure to give yourself a full day to get it done, because it does take some time!


Every kid loves a sandbox, but a plastic pool filled with sand isn’t always the most attractive thing to have in your back yard. A cute backyard sandbox is actually surprisingly easy to build, and your kids will spend hours of their summer entertained, which we all know is priceless! For directions and pictures showing how to build this backyard toy, go to And for an extra little touch, paint the wood a fun color and add an umbrella for some shade. And viola! You just gave your give hours of outdoor fun!


Maintaining a backyard garden can take some work, but the results are definitely worth it. There are few things more relaxing than listening to birds chirp as you curl up with a summer read surrounded by flowers. To get a dream garden, start by sectioning off part of your yard and fill it with mulch, then go to your favorite home and garden store to pick out the perfect flowers. Once the garden is built and flurishing, go and pick out the perfect garden bench. Soon you will have a perfect getaway from your chaotic life!


Outdoor lighting is the finishing touch to any backyard oasis. From twinkle lights to lanterns, the options are endless. To perfect your backyard check out this article that buzzfeed posted, There you will find every outdoor lighting for your budget!

Here at EZ Home Search Real Estate, we know that your backyard is just as important as any other part of your home. We know that backyards bring families and friends together, and that backyards are where summer memories are made. We hope that this list helps you make your backyard a home.

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Posted by Christopher Terry on September 20th, 2015 10:12 AM


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