Who says you have to hire a professional company to upgrade your home’s landscaping? Whether you want to improve your curb appeal or give your yard an upgrade, you might want to consider doing some DIY landscaping projects to save some money and also have fun while doing it. We’ve put together a few DIY landscaping ideas that are simple and can give your home the upgrade you’ve been looking for.
ADD SOME EDGING
Bricks are a common choice of edging for lawns, paths and garden beds due to their versatility and ease of use but you can also use stones or rocks. Outline areas by installing edging to create an attractive and clean border in your yard. Edging also helps contain soil and mulch used in your landscape. Play around with the many colors, sizes and textures that are available to create an aesthetically pleasing landscape.
ILLUMINATE YOUR YARD
Outdoor lighting can enhance the aesthetic of a home as well as increase the home value and make it easier to sell in the future. Focus on accentuating the best features in your yard such as the garden, walkways, or front door when installing outdoor lighting. Consider creating a bright footpath for your walkway by using rope lighting or solar stakes as they are both easy to set up yourself. There are also plenty of ways to get creative with themed solar lights.
CREATE MORE PRIVACY
If you would like to add more privacy to your yard but don’t want to have a fence installed, consider planting large trees such as Italian Cypress or even tall shrubs around the borders of your yard. There are also artificial hedges that require less installation and maintenance. Another simple option is to get creative with trellis panels, which is a great idea for those who grow their own veggies and fruits at home. Trellis panels not only provide privacy for your yard, but also help plants grow in a healthy, vertical way. Easy DIY trellis materials include cedar wood, bamboo, or copper pipes.
BUILD A FIREPIT
If you love to host guests and entertain in your backyard, then a DIY fire pit is perfect for you. Simply outline your fire pit, dig out your pit about 6” inches deep, fill your pit with gravel until it is level with the ground, and then stack stone or brick around it. Lastly, add some furniture around the fire pit to turn it into a cute hangout space.
Now that you have some DIY landscaping ideas, you are ready to get to work and make your home look beautiful!