If you’re one of many Henrico County renters, you desire your home to feel like your own. One approach to accomplish this is by renovating the yard. While most renters don’t want to spend too much time or money on improvements that will eventually be left behind, you probably still want a nice outdoor space to enjoy. Especially if you’re on a budget, it’s easy to assume that a yard renovation is out of reach. 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
Understanding what is underfoot is one of the best approaches when improving your rental home’s yard. If there is grass, keep it tidily mowed and trimmed. For yards without grass or brown or dying lawns, try placing a few pavers, mulch, gravel, or other ground covers to give your yard a fresh look. For illustration, putting a path of pavers filled in with a rich brown mulch will make any area look clean and inviting.
You can improve the space in many innovative ways for patios and decks. For illustration, start putting potted plants in strategic spots around your yard, patio, or deck to add color and greenery to your outdoor space. Pick low-maintenance, visually appealing plants that are expected to grow depending on what part of the yard you desire to enhance and your local climate. Tall grasses, for example, can multiply to make an attractive border for an unappealing fence line. At that time, put some bright flowers, furniture, or accessories to enhance 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 purchase string lights at home improvement stores at a relatively low price, and they can be hung in various ways to add sparkle to your outdoor space. Solar lights are a perfect substitute – they’re easy to install and don’t require any extra wiring. They are obtainable in a wide range of styles to choose the perfect look for your yard.
Accentuate the Positive
Apart from putting in new elements, it’s also critical to recognize the positive aspects of your rental home’s yard and use it to your advantage. To be specific, if you have a wonderful view, ensure that overgrown bushes or trees do not obscure it. If your rental home is near the woods, make use of the natural landscape by providing 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’ll be happy to call your own.
Color Me Happy
Ultimately, add color to help give your rental home’s yard an instant lift. If your Henrico County property manager is comfortable with it, you could do something ambitious such as paint your fence. Just make sure you ask for permission first! But if painting isn’t an answer, you can add stunning colors with lively patio chairs or pillows, bright outdoor curtains, and an eye-catching outdoor rug. Put creative lighting and relaxing seating, and you have developed an outdoor space you’ll love to spend time in.
Irrespective of what your rental situation or budget is, there are numerous options to improve your rental home’s yard. By working from the ground up and adding color and light, any outdoor space can become fun and practical. So get creative and make your rental home’s yard your own!
Are you searching for a new rental home – maybe one with a much more practical outdoor space? Real Property Management Richmond Metro provides fantastic homes available in your region. Contact us or view our listings online.
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