Summary: Making your backyard more presentable is much easier than you think.
Everyone has their own preferences, but many people renovate to make their houses feel more comfortable and inviting. It might seem like your backyard gets messy nearly every year. Even though your backyard takes up so much of your property, a dirty and unorganized backyard likely is not a place where you would want to spend time.
If you are set on making your backyard look cleaner, whether that be for an upcoming gathering or because you simply want a nice place to read a book in the evenings, there are some very simple ways you can freshen your backyard up. These techniques are easy to follow and are relatively inexpensive.
Freshen the Plants Up
The next time you are in your backyard, take a look around and see what stands out. If your backyard has been neglected for a while it might be time to freshen your plants up. If you grass is as tall as your patio cushion then it is time to trim it down for a cleaner look. Get rid of any weeds that are scattered throughout the lawn and reshape your bushes to make the area look more orderly and inviting.
Address the Furniture
Another area you can focus on to make your backyard look more presentable is the furniture. When you have guests over you want them to feel comfortable sitting down, using the table, and making themselves at home. Repaint faded chairs and head to a store like The Foam Factory to replace any torn-up cushions.