Just like many other San Antonio renters, you want your home to feel like your own. One way to achieve this is by renovating the yard. While most renters would rather not invest too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind, you probably still want a pleasant outdoor space to enjoy. It’s natural to assume that a yard renovation is impractical, primarily 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
One of the best places to begin when improving your rental home’s yard is by studying what is underfoot. Keep the grass, if any, neatly mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, think about providing a few pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For instance, adding a path of pavers filled in with rich brown mulch will make any area look neat and inviting.
You can improve the space in many creative manners for patios and decks. As an example, consider 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 are likely to flourish depending on what part of the yard you want to transform and your local climate. Tall grasses, for example, can quickly provide a lovely border to conceal an unsightly fence line. After that, place some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to elevate your yard’s comfort and appeal.
Light It Up
String lights and solar lights are inexpensive ways to add light and interest to your yard. You can buy economical string lights at home improvement stores, which can be hung in various ways to add sparkle to your outdoor space. Solar lights are ideal because they’re not difficult to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They are accessible in several styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.
Accentuate the Positive
Apart from adding new elements, it’s also essential to know the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. For example, if you have a magnificent view, make sure that overgrown bushes or trees aren’t ruining it. Take advantage of the natural landscape if your rental home is near the woods by installing some bird feeders or a small water feature. By playing up the best parts of your yard, you can create an outdoor space you’re happy to call your own.
Color Me Happy
At last, utilize color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If your San Antonio property manager gives permission, you could do something ambitious like paint your fence. Just don’t forget to ask for permission first! Yet, if painting isn’t for you, you can add beautiful colors with colorful patio chairs or pillows, bright outdoor curtains, and a fantastic outdoor rug. Install creative lighting and attractive seating, and you have created an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in.
No matter what your rental situation or budget is, there are multiple ways to improve your rental home’s yard. Any outdoor space can become fun and useful by starting from the ground up and adding color and light. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!
Are you finding a new rental home – ideally one with a much more usable outdoor space? Real Property Management Campanas delivers great homes available in your area. Contact us or view our listings online.
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