Any ways to improve back yard with unattractive concrete floor, cheap and easy as poss since only renting?

The back yard is v. depressing - floor is just concrete and not even in good condition. Is there a way to cover it with pebbles or plastic tiles or something? Also any ideas for buying plants or other things to obscure grotty fence at the back.... ones ready to go in but potted as there is no soil.

thank you

Update:

Is it def. ok to put gravel down on concrete - it doesn't have to go down on soil?

Thanks for all the suggestions - really good ideas thank you

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  • legs
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Put some gravel down - price around, don't forget to try Builders Merchant as they are often cheaper than DIY & Garden Centres. Pots with lots of colourful plants - perhaps herbs, geraniums - if your not sure ask at your local garden centre for advice. For the fence you need a climber or two, all plants are in pots when you buy them but you may need to put them into larger pots to encourage growth. If possible paint the fence (check with landlord first). Good Luck with your project.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you're planning to move some day invest in a gazebo, you can always take it with you. Plant some morning glories in pots and put them around the gazebo, they will climb up on it if you let some strings hang down from the gazebo's roof. As for the fence, hide it by putting potted sunflowers in front of it.

  • 1 decade ago

    An outdoor rug would look good and cover it completely, though it might be kind of spendy. As for the fence, try small vines in big pots with trellises inserted into the pots. Some clematis will grow in pots, as will black-eyed Susan vines and smaller roses.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    A good site for home and garden design/landscaping http://www.downloadita.it/r/rd.asp?gid=418

    Regards

  • peeps
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Try coloured gravel and plants in pots,for that Mediterranean look .

  • David
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    nip to you local library and borrow a book on gardening in small spaces I assume your "back yard is here in the UK then nip to your local garden centre and throw your self on the mercy of one of the staff who will help you ..

  • 1 decade ago

    20mm gravel, couple of pot plants, cool + a BBQ

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