Help! I Need a Summer Backyard Makeover – Giveaway

by Silvia on June 25, 2012 · 630 comments

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So it’s time to share my new assignment as a Lowe’s Creative Ideas Network Member.  Have you seen my kids’ room makeover? How about my curb appeal makeover?  Well, now it’s time to tackle the backyard and get it summer ready, wooo hoooo, I have two months to complete the project, June and July, so far my husband has been working very hard on the sprinklers, some of them are not showing up when we turn the water on!  So basically my backyard still looks the same.  Let me show you how it looks right now.

Lots of cables from lights that used to work 10 years ago.

As you can see little grass (what there is is new!) and few plants.

Lots of pots, chairs covered in spider webs and rocks without a home.

This is my covered patio and my very neglected grass (the green parts are recently arrived).

As you can see it needs a lot of work, I’m lost! I need to choose an area and make it pretty, don’t you think? Do you have any ideas or tips? What do you think I should do?


I want to invite you to sign up for the Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine, it’s free! Also, check out Lowe’s at Pinterest, a great resource for ideas and pics to get you started on your own projects at home, and don’t miss the Lowe’s Creative Ideas website where you can find all kinds of great ideas.

Of course I have a giveaway today!

Win it!

Lowe’s has generously offered one (1) $100 Lowe’s Gift Card for one lucky Mama Latina Tips Reader!  How cool is that? And participating for the chance to win is easy.  You just need to leave me a comment with your tips or ideas on what I should do to make my backyard fabulous (within a budget! lets say $250-300), that’s it! That is your required entry.

Would you like more opportunities to win? I have a few of those, too! These entries are optional:

Enter for the chance to win 1 $100 Lowe’s gift card @mamalatina #LowesCreator

(one tweet per day, just please leave me a comment for each with the link of the tweet) 1 entry per tweet.

Please leave me a comment for your required entry and for each option (1,2, 3, 4 and/or 5), so I know how many entries you have, thanks.

This giveaway will end on Friday, July 13th, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. PST. No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only. Winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email. Winner must respond to notification email within 3 days or a new winner will be chosen. Void where prohibited. Entries/Comments that do not follow the submission guidelines will be invalid. Have fun and good luck!

 Disclosure: I am a Lowe’s Creative Ideas ambassador.


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July 13, 2012 at 8:45 pm Patrice

Plants lots of flowers of various length and colors!


July 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm DanV

I’d say some grass that’s easy to grow and doesn’t need much water


July 13, 2012 at 8:51 pm DanV

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July 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm DanV

I Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page


July 13, 2012 at 8:53 pm jeannine s

Small flower garden with a bench for sitting or/and a arbor.


July 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm Heather S

The plants on the side make an island around them and put in mulch. Add sod in the center and a patio area w/chair and table. Plant flowers to brighten things up.


July 13, 2012 at 9:07 pm Heather S
July 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm Heather S

like lowes on fb heather s


July 13, 2012 at 9:12 pm vivian

have a herb garden ty.


July 13, 2012 at 9:30 pm Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

Confirmed email subscriber


July 13, 2012 at 9:32 pm Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

Oops! I meant for my first entry to be the mandatory “tip” entry – but I can see that it didn’t go through. So I will try reposting it again now. Hope that’s OK and sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you!


July 13, 2012 at 9:35 pm Sand

Evergreens and a fire pit are affordable and make the garden look lovely.


July 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

You could put some nice bushes or maybe some hardy Hosta around the perimeters. For my taste I would like a patio area with table, chairs, some side tables and a BBQ grill and definitely lots of flowering plants. I would also put in some raised flower/garden beds with herbs and maybe some vegetables. I also like to put various large pots with flowering plants (like geraniums or impatiens) around the yard for splashes of color. I sometimes place them on small tables for height. A play area for children is also a must!


July 13, 2012 at 9:54 pm heather c

Paint your pots in one bright color and place them around the yard (with complementary colored plants), build a raised bed for growing whatever you want, put a hammock out there and paint your chairs with paint made especially for plastic.


July 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm Gianna

Stone walkway would look sweet.. wildflowers too!


July 13, 2012 at 9:58 pm Gianna

I’m an email subscriber.


July 13, 2012 at 10:03 pm Roxann

You should invest in lots of bright colorful flowers.


July 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

I LIKE/Fan Mama Latina Tips on Facebook
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July 13, 2012 at 10:04 pm Roxann

Google reader subscriber.


July 13, 2012 at 10:05 pm Roxann

I “Like” Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook.


July 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm Roxann

I Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page.


July 13, 2012 at 10:09 pm Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

Shared this giveaway / post on my FB Wall. Here is the link:


July 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm joel.sternenberg

yes i love have it


July 13, 2012 at 10:12 pm Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

I already LIKE Lowe’s Creative Ideas FB page
Jesselyn Andersyn


July 13, 2012 at 10:15 pm Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

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July 13, 2012 at 10:20 pm Dawn Reid

Add some perennial flowers in ground and potted. Maybe a small fountain in the corner by the palms with a bench and lights.


July 14, 2012 at 12:01 am JoAnn F.

A new patio set would be nice for you
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July 14, 2012 at 1:17 am JoAnn F.

email subscriber


July 14, 2012 at 1:22 am JoAnn F.

already “Like” Mamá Latina Tips on Facebook (JoAnna Danna)
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July 22, 2012 at 12:23 pm Kat at TwinParenthood

Would love to see you put in new grass, bark in your garden beds and flowers in your pots on your patio.


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