Southern Summer Spruce Up: Fixing Up Your Back Yard Country Style

Garden Style

Start a flower bed with some southern favorites:
Sunflowers
Hydrangeas
Daisies
Rhododendrons
Daffodils
Roses

Or veggies and fruits:
Tomatoes
Cucumbers
Lettuce
Blackberries
Peaches
Apples
Figs
Strawberries
Squash
Blueberries

Fun Garden Craft:
DIY Vertical Herb Garden
(
greenupgrader.com)

Wood, Wood, Wood and More Wood

Wood furniture may require a bit more maintenance, but the southern style of something crafted is worth it. Anything from arm chairs to love seats to benches to simple crates as ottomans.
Picnic Table
(thisoldhouse)
Chairs
(diyncrafts)

 

Lighting: Mason Jars Are Multi Purpose

Mason jars could quite possibly be used for anything and everything from in the kitchen to the living room to the backyard. How about hanging some mason jar string lights or lanterns? Spend an evening on the back porch with the best mood lighting. Use Christmas string lights or mason jars filled with fireflies!
(sunset.com)
(diyncrafts)

 

Grillin' And Such!

Throw a bit of pizazz into your grill area with some fun DIY projects:
Grilling Island 
(diynetwork)
Hanging Grill
(tumblr)
Build a Grill Caddy
(thisoldhouse)
Stove
(ikeahackers.net)
Smoker
(instructables)

 

Child's Play

Keep the backyard the coolest place to be this summer for the kids. Check out these super fun backyard DIY for the youngsters!
(woohome)
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(woohome)

 

It's Five O'Clock Back Here

Can't forget the fun for the big kids too--have fun creating fun bars and drink areas and accessories.
Bar Cart
(thisoldhouse)
Pop Out Bar
(turtlesandtails)

 

So Many Projects!

Check out here, here, here, here, and here for more DIY backyard projects.

Garden Arbor
(thisoldhouse)
Outdoor Shower
(sunset)

Have an awesome summer!