Transform Your Outdoor Space with Easy Landscaping DIY Projects
Enhance Your Curb Appeal and Enjoy Your Yard with These Simple Ideas
One of the easiest ways to spruce up your home is getting outdoors and updating some landscaping features. If it's in the front of your home, it's something you most likely see everyday as you come and go and if it's in the backyard, it can add functional space that can truly improve your day to day life. Plus, improving the curb appeal of your home is one of the best things you can do to make your home more desirable.
You can do something as simple as installing lighting to completely change the look of your home or push up those sleeves and make a bigger impact like adding a new garden bed or trees. Here are our five favorite simple landscaping projects!
- Create a Pathway
To guide you and visitors throughout your yard and link different areas together, install a pathway. You can use materials from a variety of materials, including reclaimed pallet wood, flagstones, gravel, and more to add texture and color.
- 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.
- Install a Water Feature
Nothing says zen quite like the sound of trickling water as you relax in your backyard. You can start simple with 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
An easy way to transform your yard is to strategically use lighting. Place cool-colored lights high in trees to recreate a moonlight feel, use pathway lights to naturally guide the eye, or highlight objects or plants.
- Plant Upwards
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!
- Change up the Seating
A quick and effortless way to change up your yard and how you use you yard is simply by updating the furniture. Whether you decide to get new furniture or change up how you have it positioned or even go wild and make a new destination garden, where you sit changes your view and adds a simple and effective change.