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2022 Backyard Bucket List

If your 2022 resolution is to spend more time enjoying and beautifying your outdoor space,
you’ve come to the right place! Here are 30 seasonal activities or projects to add to your 2022
backyard bucket list:

Spring

  • Re-stain your deck and/or fencing
  • Plant spring annuals and perennials
  • Power wash your patio stones/pathing
  • Upgrade outdoor furniture and textiles
  • Make a wind chime or suncatcher
  • Add a water feature to your garden, like a fountain or birdbath
  • Create a vertical garden with a lattice trellis and climbing plants
  • Make a rain barrel

Summer

  • Install a new firepit
  • Upgrade patio lighting
  • Build a pergola with flowy curtains
  • Plan an outdoor movie night
  • Have a water balloon fight
  • Grow a backyard vegetable garden
  • Invest in a new barbeque
  • Plant mosquito-repellant greenery, such as lavender or basil
  • Power wash your outdoor belongings
  • Paint your backyard shed

Fall

  • Decorate with seasonal hanging baskets
  • Enjoy fall-themed hot drinks by the fire pit
  • Tidy up your gardens
  • Plant bulbs for spring
  • Decorate steps with pumpkins and lanterns
  • Make your own Halloween decorations

Winter

  • Build a backyard ice rink
  • Set up birdfeeders
  • Decorate your outdoor space with cedar, pine, or birch planters
  • Add a heat lamp to your seating area
  • Decorate with string lights
  • Regularly shovel and salt your deck or walkways