With summer upon us, we can finally enjoy spending some time outdoors in our backyards. Typically, most homeowners start noticing things they dislike about their backyard when they start using it again after the long winter indoors. Is this the case for you? Whether you are a new homeowner, or just wanting a refresh after the past few years, there are so many ways to spruce up your backyard that are also cost-effective. Here are 12 affordable ideas for a backyard makeover!