This side yard makeover “before and after” isn’t very dramatic – but it wasn’t very expensive either – and sometimes elbow grease is all you need to transform a space.
This was the side yard at my parent’s house. Like any side yard, it houses pipes and hoses and the air conditioner as well as miscellaneous outdoor items that wouldn’t fit in the garage. (I’m pretty sure I tipped the garbage can over – not my parents – this will mortify my mother lol)
I took this photo before they left for vacation, with the full intention of surprising them with a side yard makeover when they returned.
First up – for any outdoor makeover – is the pressure washer. That thing cleans, brightens and refreshes a space like nobody’s business! I sloughed off all of the old cedar from the fence and gate and the extra water pressure pulled out moss growing between the interlocking bricks. If you don’t have a pressure washer, you can enlist the services of Pressure Washing Sugar Land and they can provide the equipment to wash wherever you need washing. Honestly, using a pressure washer will make your space look brand new, and it’s much more affordable compared to getting new tiles installed. For a pressure washer, you will obviously need a decent amount of water pressure to start with, but this can easily be achieved as long as you don’t have any leaking pipes. Typical signs of this are things like a slab leak or water seeping around the edges of tiles. The solution? Pipe lining.