1.) Paint a seat: Paint is one of the most powerful agents of change. A fresh coat of paint in a new color can transform your grandmothers dingy old garden chair into your backyards focal point.
2.) Add an arbor: The appeal of an arbor comes from its ability to give you just the right amount of shade. For an extra touch add lights or a chandelier from the center of your arbor!
3.) Place a birdbath: What could be more enjoyable then looking out your window every morning to see beautiful birds splashing in your birdbath. Also if you add a feeder it will help increase the number of birds!
4.) Add a gate: Install a low wooden gate to create a sense of anticipation and welcome upon arrival. Splurge on good hardware and a well-constructed gate to help ensure that your gate lasts for years to come!
5.) Hang a porch swing: Transform your porch into an outdoor living area by adding a comfortable swing. Add a thick cushion to ensure that the swing becomes everyones favorite spot!
6.) Make room for play: Enclose your lawn with hedges or outline the border of your lawn with mulch to provide the perfect enclosed area for outdoor games!
7.) Plant a vine: Nothing adds more drama to a backyard like a colorful, flowering vine climbing up a structure. It can serve to draw the eye up spotlighting the gardens architectural elements, while softening walls and fences.
8.) Add a dutch door: With a top panel that swings inward, a dutch door provides easy communication between indoors and out. During good weather you can keep the door open allowing for a flow of fresh air.
9.) Fill a window box: Just like jewelry can make an outfit, a window box can add a nice touch on a homes exterior.
10.) Lay a path: If you have a bare track in your lawn where frequent traffic has worn down the grass, you already have the perfect spot to lay a path! Use stones for a casual effect, bricks for a more formal yard, or pavers for a structured look.