Five Easy DIY Landscaping Projects
Ever get the itch to do a Do-It-Yourself project? Many people rank landscaping as their favorite DIY project. Whether it’s as simple as installing some walkway lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-potting plants, a makeover for the yard always gives your home a fresh new look. Here are our top five easy landscaping projects!
Create a pathway:
To guide you and visitors throughout your yard and link different areas together, install a pathway. You can use a variety of materials, including reclaimed pallet wood, flagstones, gravel, and more to add texture and color. Mulch and gravel are the cheapest pathway materials you can buy for rock walkways, and they also make construction simple. All you have to do is remove the sod, roll out landscape fabric and spread the mulch or gravel.
Add a wall or border:
Installing a flagstone, rock, or brick wall around flower beds or trees adds a sleek, clean look to your landscaping and helps separate different sections of your yard. As with many things in the landscape and garden, there are NO RULES. Landscape edging and borders come down to your style, creativity, materials, and budget.
Install a water feature:
Water features can add a touch of elegance and tranquility to a garden or patio. You can start simply by purchasing and installing a small feature powered by a solar panel or create a larger focal point in your yard by installing a waterfall wall or small pond.
Light your way:
Lights make walkways safer, and they can also be an attractive feature that highlights your home year-round. An easy way to transform your yard is to use lighting strategically. Place cool-colored lights high in trees to recreate a moonlight feel, use pathway lights to naturally guide the eye, or highlight objects, the front of the house or plants.
Expand your yard space by drawing the eye to the sky with a trellis fence or screen made of wood or metal. Once you install your trellis, select your climbing plants and vines and get to planting.
If you are considering buying or selling a home we can help identify the best DIY projects to enhance the look of your property.