Backyard Inspiration

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Recently I have been inspired to spruce up our backyard. But some times the job looks overwhelming. Do you know that  you can find fun garden projects online. We have done so much  landscape work on our front yard that our backyard was feeling neglected. One day while looking at The Gro Project I came up with the brilliant idea to do a deck off our storage shed. So this is our story of how we made a hangout spot for those winter evenings frugally by buying clearance items and reusing other items. Take a look at our story.

This is what it looked like when we started the project. The pallets to the right of the picture will be our new deck. Here is another view. This will be part of our garden back there.

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Not to pretty to look at right. Well I was bound and determined to have a wonderful and inviting view when I look out of my kitchen window. We took the pallets that we have gotten for free and put them down on the ground to make a deck coming off the side of the storage shed. Then we placed the chaises that my husbands made from pallets as well on top. The main reason they have now found a home there is because I was tired of having to move them when I was mowing the grass. Here is one finished view of the deck.


The pillows on the chaises were made from shower curtains. We have an outlet store in our town and I was able to buy 2 fabric shower curtains for $5.00 and I made these pillows and several more from them. The pillows I made them from old outdoor cushion that we have had for years. Now that the deck was done, the other side looked a little drab so we decided to dress it up with some flowers and such.


The 3 tier planter we have had for years and just decided to relocate it to the back garden.The bricks were given to us by a friend, that saved us a lot.


Now I know there are 2 different color bricks surrounding the garden but remember these were free. The bricks in the back around the planter were the only ones that we bought. Here is a run down of what we have in our bed. There is a Gardenia bush. Gardenias are one of my favorite flowers and when I saw this one I just had to have it. There are three ornamental kale plants that, add to that two 6 packs of Violas for, the top-tier of the 3 tier planter has a ready fill plant that I bought and a flat of. My favorite part of the garden is my three-tier planter. I loved the idea when I first saw a picture of it but I did mine just a little bit different. But of course I had to use Miracle-Gro for all those plants I planted. Miracle-Gro is awesome you can use it for an indoor/outdoor container. Using Shake n’ Feee Moisture control all purpose plant food and moisture control potting mix will make sure that all your container planting will remain healthy. Then of course you can not forget the plants you put directly into the ground. For those you would use the LiquaFeed All Purpose Plant Food Advance Starter kit.  You want your plants to have an great start.


What my husband and I did there was to put the bricks down and then put pebbles around the bottom. This is my favorite part of the garden. I think it makes it stand out a little bit. The flowers on the bottom ring were from the first batch that we bought this summer. Now here is the finished project.


I love how relaxing it looks.


The fire pit will be getting a new coat of paint as well but am waiting to do that another day.

Well what do you think?? I would love to know. Looking for more outdoor gardening ideas check out this video


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