Spring is coming soon here in Upstate New York. That means it’s almost time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve been waiting for all winter!

It also means it’s time to clean up the backyard and get going on some outdoor home improvement projects!

If you’re looking for some fun and manageable DIY backyard project ideas to get started on this spring, we’ve got you covered. These five easy, practical backyard DIY projects that are fun to complete and will leave your backyard even better than you found it this spring.

Easy DIY Projects for Your Backyard

Some do-it-yourself projects can be a hassle, but these five projects are simple, straightforward and fun to do. Their end results will be practical additions to any backyard. Plus, they’ll give you a great excuse to spend some time outdoors this spring!

1. Clothesline

Adding a clothesline is a great way to add a bit of practical charm to your backyard. You’ll be able to increase your home’s energy efficiency by reducing the use of your dryer, plus you’ll get to enjoy clothes that are dried in the sun and fresh air!

Check out this great DIY guide from TrueValue to learn more about how to install your own backyard clothesline!

2. Bird Feeder

A bird feeder is a great addition to any backyard. You’ll help birds stay healthy and fed, plus you’ll attract some beautiful new feathered friends to your property. Bird feeders are a great kid friendly DIY project.

Looking for cute DIY bird feeder ideas? Check out these creative options from Good Housekeeping!

3. Tire Swing

With an old tire, some chain, and a hefty tree branch, you can create a tire swing that the little kids (and possible some adults) in your life will enjoy for years. A tire swing is a great rustic alternative to a full swingset.

Use these tips from Popular Mechanics to guide you as you create your DIY tire swing.

4. Lawn Games

Add a little bit of extra fun to your backyard with DIY yard games. From larger-than-life Jenga and Scrabble to Twister and Cornhole, these activities are perfect for entertaining or for enjoying on your own. Many of them are kid-friendly as well!

Check out these great DIY lawn game options and how-to tutorials from Country Living.

5. Vegetable Garden

Add a cool new feature to your backyard with a raised bed vegetable garden! These gardens are relatively easy to maintain, beautiful to look at, and they produce delicious vegetables you can enjoy!

Get some tips for creating your own inexpensive raised bed vegetable garden from Better Homes & Gardens.

Start a Backyard DIY Project Today!

Grab your supplies and get going! There’s no better time than now to get outside and start a DIY backyard improvement project.

Looking for other great ways to enjoy your backyard? Check out these great backyard activity ideas! 

Still looking for a home with that perfect backyard? Contact Heritage Custom Builders today at (518) 348-0931. Our team of experienced home builders can help you find a lot with the backyard you’ve always dreamed of in one of our local communities in Upstate NY.

We will work with you every step of the way as you create the home you’ve always imagined with a backyard you’ll enjoy for years! Contact us today!