Pin Picks Patio Paradise

If April showers bring May flowers, then you’re probably noticing your backyard slowly come to life. With warmer days, new sprouting and sunshine, chances are you’re spending more time in your outdoor spaces.

Yard and patio ideas are trending on Pinterest this week and it seems a lot of you are looking for ways to transform your yards to enjoy the summer months to come.

So for this week’s Pin Picks–and with a little help from our Pinners–we discover budget friendly DIY projects to create your own patio paradise.


Luscious lawns - If you want your garden manicured and vibrant all season, James Goins has DIY tips, tricks and secrets to keep the green bustling with activity.

Ignite your flame - Dan Meyer shows us that a washing machine drum or concrete tree rings are just a few supplies you’ll need to build a backyard fire pit to enjoy some summer company.

Private pathways - According to Leah Lorenz, laying out a simple and easy brick, stone or wooden pallet pathway can lead visitors to your own garden oasis.

Upcycle your space - If you’re on a budget, Rebecca Lea has repurposed and upcycled DIY yard projects that are easy to scrape together, especially if you have old kids toys lying around.

Sit in style - Hosting a summer event and need more space? Troy Pait shows us how to keep the money in your wallet by building chairs and sofas from recycled, wooden pallets.

Follow Troy Pait’s board Outdoor Patio Furniture DIY on Pinterest.


Pest control - Those pesky summer visitors can put a dent in your activities or plans. Jodishows us how to get rid of bugs with simple DIY hacks that are organic and safe for the plants too.

Keep browsing Pinterest for more ways to bring your backyard and patio to life this season. And of course, tune in next week for more Pin Picks.

—Pari Mathur, Content Guru, Currently pinning to Outside the Box