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  • 3 Upgrades For Under $75 In Your Backyard

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    Looking to upgrade your backyard but don't want to spend a fortune on flowers, plants and landscaping? Take a look at some of these tips that will not only improve the look of your yard, but will also save you money:

    1. Plant a Table Centerpiece

    Top your patio table with a dish garden of easy-care succulents for a centerpiece that can bake in the sun.
    Easy Success Succulent Garden kit, including three hardy varieties in an 11-inch copper dish, about $60;

    2. Something for the Birds

    Install a birdbath or bird feeder for a wildlife-friendly yard. Make it a focal point in your garden, visible from your patio. Birds will swoop in for a dip, then stay to feed on pests. Similar to shown: Garden Treasures cast birdbath, about $60;

    3. Organize Your Garden Tools

    Turn a vintage terra-cotta cornice into a rack for organizing garden tools. The cornice's deep ledge doubles as a shelf, and a weathered wood scrap secured to its base holds the hooks. See How to Make a Cornice Garden Tool Holder for step-by-step instructions. Similar to shown: Terra-cotta decorative stone, about $45; Forged-iron cut-nail Colonial hooks, about $5 each;

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