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Renter's Landscaping: How to Make Your Yard Your Own

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Marina Shlomov - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

While some people prefer to focus on decorating the interior of their home, others love landscaping, which can be difficult when you don’t own your home. Fortunately, many of the house rentals in Decatur feature beautiful yards where you can put your landscaping skills to the test. Learning how to make your yard your own with outdoor rental home décor can help you feel more comfortable in your new home. Although many landlords will allow you to landscape your yard, it is unlikely they will reimburse you for the cost of your investment. ALH Podland does not reimburse tenants for yard work. 

Consider a Container Garden

You may not be able to dig up a corner of the yard, but you can use a container garden to dress up your yard or even grow your own vegetables to supplement the groceries you buy. Container gardens can be made from just about any material and make a great recycling project for the whole family. Fill the containers with beautiful flowers or your favorite vegetable or herb plants so you can enjoy fresh food straight from your own garden.

Create a Shady Corner

You aren’t likely to be allowed to plant a new tree on the property, but this isn’t the only landscaping project that can add some shade. Buy a large patio umbrella or a portable canopy you can install in your yard or over your patio. You can enjoy sitting out in the shade without the permanence of a large structure or a tree that can’t be removed later.

Improve the Patio

Adding rental home décor to the patio can make it look nicer, but if the patio itself is run down, you may feel fixing it is the only option. Most house rentals in Decatur won’t allow you to rip out and redo the entire patio. What can you do instead? Consider buying interlocking patio tiles and install them over the existing surface. These tiles come in a variety of materials so you can choose the look of your patio without making permanent changes.

Accessorize Your Yard

Landscaping comes in all forms, including accessorizing your yard. For instance, if you want to attract beautiful birds to your yard, choose a new bird feeder or bird path to place in a prominent location in your yard. Garden statues are another great option for rental home décor. These lightweight statues come in a variety of sizes and styles so you can find some that express yourself and give your yard that personal touch. Fountains and special lighting can also transform your yard into something special.

When you are renting a home, you might want to spend time in the yard working on landscaping, but you may feel limited. Landlords don’t typically allow you to make permanent changes and won’t reimburse you for anything you can do, but this doesn’t mean you have to settle for a plain yard. Instead, you can use portable rental home décor, as well as minor changes, to create a yard you can be proud of and enjoy spending time in.

If you are looking for house rentals in Decatur, contact us. We provide a vast listing of homes for rent so you can find the one that meets all of your criteria.

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