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 http://bit.ly/LMI7Nv #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 12, 2012 at 7:34 pm Jill L 1
July 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm Jill L 2

Like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page

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July 12, 2012 at 7:36 pm Jill L 3

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July 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm Jill L 4

I’m a RSS subscriber.

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July 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm Jennifer Reed 5

i subscribed to your email.
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July 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm Carly 6
July 12, 2012 at 7:45 pm Solducky 7

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July 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm Solducky 8

Liked Lowe’s on FB as sarah linette
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July 12, 2012 at 8:07 pm Valeen N 9

Check out Pinterest! They have amazing ideas for a backyard makeover. I would plant low care shrubs and taller bushes along the fence line to add some easy care green to the lawn.

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July 12, 2012 at 8:27 pm Karen M 10

I say get rid of all the lights with the cords and wiring and get some nice looking solar yard lights. I think they are great for brightening up a yard at night.

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July 12, 2012 at 8:28 pm Karen M 11

Following on twitter and tweet @AZKarMa
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July 12, 2012 at 8:30 pm Rachel S 12

I would suggest getting a TON of mulch for the flower bed areas and around the fence line…then perhaps some gravel/rock for half the area to turn into a seating or zeroscaping area…and then either a bit of grass to fill in some patches or Scott’s lawncare to help it grow….my yard looks very similar so I should do the same. :)

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July 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm Stacey B 13
July 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm Jackee Spencer 14

Grass seed and a nice shady patio set.

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July 12, 2012 at 8:51 pm Jackee 15

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July 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm Jackee 16
July 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm Jackee 17

Following on twitter @happeegirl and tweeted https://twitter.com/happeegirl/status/223625959155302400

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July 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm Jackee 18

I like Lowe’s Creative Ideas facebook page (BrianandJ S)

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July 12, 2012 at 9:02 pm Derek T 19

You should get some sod and plant bushes along the edges

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July 12, 2012 at 9:04 pm Carolyn Daley 20

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July 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm Carolyn Daley 21

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July 12, 2012 at 9:05 pm Carolyn Daley 22

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July 12, 2012 at 9:53 pm Carla 23

I see a rock garden surrounding a little fountain, bird baths, and lillies.

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July 12, 2012 at 10:25 pm D Schmidt 24

We are in a very similar situation at the moment and my only tip is to buy some grass seed and hope for the best

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July 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm D Schmidt 25

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July 12, 2012 at 10:27 pm D Schmidt 26

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July 12, 2012 at 10:28 pm D Schmidt 27

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July 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm Christy Weller 28

My tip would be to gather up huge rocks to make a little water fountain. Then buy some soil and mulch and plant flowers around or in front of it. Maybe a cpl birdbaths, a few solar lights and maybe a cute little bench or picnic table.

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July 13, 2012 at 12:00 am Melanie K. 29

I think gathering some gorgeous large rocks to create a pool for fish and fountain would be gorgeous. A great stone path, lots of shrubs, and flowers!

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July 13, 2012 at 12:01 am Melanie K. 30

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July 13, 2012 at 12:03 am Melanie K. 31

Liked lowe’s on fb!

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July 13, 2012 at 12:03 am Melanie K. 32

following you via twitter! @giveawaybandit

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July 13, 2012 at 12:04 am Melanie K. 33
July 13, 2012 at 2:12 am Thomas 34

Plant vegetation that is native to your location. It is cheap and easy to take care of

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July 13, 2012 at 2:24 am john mains 35

I would put in some stone and add some flower beds

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July 13, 2012 at 2:30 am Lynn R 36

I am a subscriber to your blog. thanks!

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July 13, 2012 at 2:31 am Lynn R 37

I like the Lowe’s facebook page.

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July 13, 2012 at 4:27 am lois 38

Add some flowers.

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July 13, 2012 at 4:56 am Shirley Hicks 39

id have to say flowers,plants and grass would be my suggestion

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July 13, 2012 at 4:58 am Shirley Hicks 40

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July 13, 2012 at 5:20 am Geoff K 41
July 13, 2012 at 6:14 am ashley 42

Plant some grass and make it a tropical themed spot!

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July 13, 2012 at 6:16 am Tracey Byram 43

plant grass, grow flowers and plants in pots, add colorful tablecloth to table and cushions to chairs. string twinkle lights

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July 13, 2012 at 6:32 am amy pugmire 44
July 13, 2012 at 7:20 am Sarah Hirsch 45

well, getting some nice green grass growing would be the big thing, but then maybe adding some colorful flowers along the fence would be nice.

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July 13, 2012 at 7:21 am Sarah Hirsch 46

i like lowes on facebook

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July 13, 2012 at 9:34 am Kelly Nicholson 47

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July 13, 2012 at 10:21 am Wendy T 48
July 13, 2012 at 11:16 am Laura Jacobson 49
July 13, 2012 at 11:50 am Sherry Conrad 50

A small patio with a flower garden on one side and herbs on the other. :)

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