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51 Budget Backyard DIYs That Are Borderline Genius

Can’t afford that dream deck or in-ground pool you’re dying for? There are still ways to get a beautiful backyard that’s perfect for entertaining.

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1. Plant lemongrass as a natural way to keep mosquitoes away.

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Buy a mature plant from an Asian market or grocery store. When you get it home, trim the tops of the plant and remove any dead parts. Plant it in a clear jar of water and place on a sunny windowsill. Within a few weeks, it will develop roots and can be transplanted to your garden.

37. Have a backyard drive-in party for the kids with cardboard boxes.

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Get the instructions on how to make a DIY backyard movie screen here.