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Fun and Functional Yard Improvement Projects for Renters

Outdoor Dining Set Up with Table and ChairsAssuming you’re like many Minneapolis renters, you wish your home to feel like your own. One strategy for doing this is by renovating the yard. While most renters would rather not consume too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind, you likely still wish for a pleasant outdoor space to enjoy. Mainly if you’re on a budget, it’s normal to assume that a yard renovation is out of reach. But that’s not always the case. We discovered 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 good places to begin when improving your rental home’s yard is by understanding what is underfoot. If you have grass, keep it well mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, consider putting some pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For example, incorporating a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area seem neat and inviting.

Patio Appeal

You can improve the space in many imaginative ways for patios and decks. For instance, start putting 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 will probably grow well depending on what part of the yard you want to develop and your local climate. Tall grasses, for instance, can grow quickly to form a lovely border to cover an unsightly fence line. At that point, add some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to boost your yard’s comfort and appeal.

Light It Up

String lights and solar lights are an incredible option for adding light and interest to your yard without breaking the bank. You can locate 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 the best choice – they’re simple to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They are available in various styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.

Accentuate the Positive

Apart from adding inventive elements, it’s also a good idea to recognize the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. For example, if you have a stunning view, you should ensure that overgrown bushes or trees do not hide it. If your rental home is near the woods, benefit from the natural landscape by putting some bird feeders or a small water feature. By playing up the best parts of your yard, you can create an outdoor space that you’re proud to call your own.

Color Me Happy

Lastly, utilize color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If your Minneapolis property manager allows it, you could do something ambitious like paint your fence. Just don’t forget to ask for permission first! However, if painting isn’t an option, you can add lovely colors with vibrant patio chairs or pillows, colorful outdoor curtains, and a nice outdoor rug. You may make an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in by incorporating creative lighting and cozy seating.

Irrespective of what your rental situation or budget is, there are various approaches to improve your rental home’s yard. Any outdoor space can become fun and useful by beginning from the ground up and adding color and light. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!

Are you planning to get a new rental home – ideally one with a much more useful outdoor space? Real Property Management Viking has great homes available in your area. Contact us or view our listings online.

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