Homeowners are always looking for ways to improve the look and the value of their home. One of the quickest ways to do this is to spruce up your yard by investing in a little landscaping. Luckily, this is one of the most DIY-friendly home projects that you can find. So grab your gardening tools and a floppy hat and get ready to rejuvenate your lawn with these 5 tips.
1. Choose a Focal Point
Maybe the focal point is your front door, or maybe it’s an apple tree in the front yard. Whatever it is, design your landscaping around a focal point to bring all of the elements (flowers, plants, ornaments, lighting) together in a cohesive and appealing manner.
2. Create an Inviting Gathering Area
Gazebos and pergolas are popular ways to create an outdoor gathering area, aside from a patio or deck. These can be purchased at most home improvement stores or can be built from scratch. Adding ivy or other types of plants and flowers will give it a more warm and inviting feel.
3. Use Stepping Stones to Create a Walking Path
Having a path that leads to the front door or that winds through a garden in your yard can be a great way to create a cozy and inviting appearance. These easy-to-use stones are cost-effective (some are less than $20!) and can be laid in a matter of hours.
4. Use Plants for Privacy
Most homeowners have some type of plant or flowers adorning their yard, but not many use them to their advantage. Create the element of privacy by mounding soil in your backyard and planting on raised beds. By doing this, taller plants will create a wall of privacy, and smaller to medium sized plants will be closer to eye level and more easily seen.
5. Use Concrete Ornaments
Concrete and other types of lawn ornaments are easy to maintain and can add a bit of color and personality to your yard. These range from simple concrete spheres to garden edging that’s designed to keep in flower beds and also create an organized area for plants and gardens. Call Handyman Matters today at 1-866-FIX-MY-HOME for all of your exterior projects or enter your zip code above to find a location near you!