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This sand backyard fire pit area is awesome. I can just feel my feet in the sand, like at the beach. and we have sugar sand as a natural feature on our property, so we are in good shape to make this happen!

You can use fire glass instead of wood for your backyard fire pit.

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Fire glass produces more heat than real wood and is environmentally friendly. There is no smoke, it’s odorless and doesn’t produce ash. Stay toasty warm without cutting down trees and the specially formulated glass crystals give off no toxic deposit.

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Would love to make a pathway from the patio to the pool area. Love the idea of building an archway with vines as the entrance into the pool area with a small gate we can lock

Use newspaper beneath mulch to keep the weeds out in your garden.

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Put newspaper over the dirt pages thick & then cover it with mulch. The newspaper will prevent any grass & weed seeds from germinating, but unlike fabric, it will decompose after about 18 months. By that time, any grass & weed seeds that had been pres

Plant some ornamental Kochia Scoparia grass.

Plant some ornamental Kochia Scoparia grass. Plant some ornamental Kochia Scoparia grass. It’s a a hardy and drought-tolerant foliage plant that germinates super fast. They start out green but turn a pretty red color once it starts to get colder.

Coat planters with glow-in-the-dark paint for instant night lighting.

DIY - Glow in the dark pots with mums for fall/Halloween. Buy a flower pot that you really like and use Rustoleum's Glow-in-the-dark paint to paint the pot. During the day, the paint will absorb the sunlight and at night the pots will glow.

Replace the lightbulbs in an old chandelier with inexpensive solar lights. Hang it from a tree branch.

What a cool idea this is! Outdoor Chandelier: Replace the light bulbs in an old chandelier with inexpensive solar lights & hang it from a tree branch. You'll have gorgeous outdoor lighting without having to hook up electricity.

Reuse your empty wine bottles by making mosquito-combating tiki torches with them.

Reuse your empty wine bottles by making mosquito-combating tiki torches with them (citronella oil) When The Pigs Fly: DIY: Wine Bottle Tiki Torches

Behold: the world’s best and cheapest slip and slide is made from plastic sheeting and baby soap.

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Behold: the world's best and cheapest slip and slide is made from plastic sheeting and baby soap. The soap is genius! I always used to get burned by slip and slides.

Turn an old chair into a swing.

Old Chair = Swing Kid’s Swing What a fun color! This DIY porch swing used to be a rocking chair. The basic steps involved for making this swing are cutting the legs off, …

A pallet and some rope makes a multi-person swing.

51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius. Seriously this has some AWESOME ideas! A pallet and some rope makes a multi-person swing.

Make toadstools out of cut logs and repurposed wooden salad bowls (!!!).

Make toadstools out of cut logs and repurposed wooden salad bowls (! Get this adorable DIY here.

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