Backyard DIY Projects Inspired by The Yardley’s

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Family on a lawn watching a movie outside with a DIY movie theater

on May 16, 2016 by TruGreen

While you might not be planning to move outside completely like The Yardley’s, the right DIY project can help you get more enjoyment out of your backyard.


Let’s face it, most of us don’t get these great temperatures all year long so let’s enjoy life outside while we can!


Here are our favorite projects for every type of DIYer.


DIY Project Ideas for the Builder

  • Tree swing: Remember the days when you thought your playground swing would fly you right up to the sky? Bring those fun memories to life again with this DIY tree swing for kids. Bonus: With enough materials you can make this adult-sized too. Kids don’t have to have all the fun!

  • Tiered herb garden: Got a spot begging for some delicious herbs? Then this is the project for you. Perfect for the beginner gardener or the cook who wants fresh herbs right outside their door.


For the Green Thumb

  • Gnome garden markers: Have you ever been so excited about a deal on plants that you planted them and then proceeded to forget what you planted? It happens. These DIY markers will make an adorable addition to your growing garden and help you remember what you may be harvesting soon!   

  • Seed bombs: If you’re looking to add some color in the form of flowers to your garden, but maybe don’t want to plan out the where and what, make a seed bomb. This DIY can be a fun process for kids from the forming of the seed bombs to watching the results grow for weeks to come.


For the (Wannabe) Green Thumb

  • Vertical succulent garden: Yeah, we’d all like to have a green thumb. Unfortunately, we’re not all that lucky. Succulents can do well in a number of environments, making them popular for all stages of gardeners. Does your area get cold in the winter? This vertical garden can easily be brought in and tucked away by a south-facing window.

  • Garden globe: If plants tend to let you down, a brightly decorated garden globe may be the perfect addition to your backyard. This project can easily be tailored with recycled items or whatever material you may fancy.


For the Entertainer

  • Backyard movie theater: You might actually feel like The Yardley’s after this project. Whether you’ve got the grandkids over or if it’s a date night, building a backyard movie is a great way to enjoy the wonderful outdoors while watching your favorite flick.

  • Yard Yahtzee: Love game night and want to take it to the next level? You’ve got a great yard and gathering the family for Yard Yahtzee is the perfect way to enjoy it.


Want to spend more time on fun activities like these DIYs and less time on your lawn? Let us take care of your lawn chores so you have more time to enjoy life outside.


To learn more about TruGreen services and tailored plan options, call 866.688.6722 or visit

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