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Easy Backyard Ideas That Won't Break the Bank

Everyone wants their patio or lawn to look its absolute best without spending a fortune, doing an enormous overhaul of the existing layout, or fixing what's not broken—and we know that. That's why we've compiled a list of the absolute best backyard ideas out there. We're coming to your rescue with plenty of beautiful projects, inspired suggestions, and smart hacks that you can implement quickly and while on a budget. Instead of doling out dough on a professional designer who will charge a fortune for your wildest and most wonderful landscape ideas, save money and take matters into your own hands. You can either skim through our list and get ideas from the eye candy you find there, or dig a little deeper and learn how to recreate each of the looks you see here.

So, what exactly will you find on our list? Well, a little bit of everything—from porch and patio decorating ideas to DIY fire pits and never-before-seen planters. In fact, each and every one of these innovative, out-of-the-box tutorials is guaranteed to work for big and small backyards. Yes, we're really telling you that you can create the backyard of your dreams without breaking the bank—and we'll stand by our word. Now, let's get building!