Landscaping is a great way to add beauty and value to your home. If you’re itching to give your yard a makeover but don’t have the budget or don’t want to hire someone else to do it, you may want to try to make the improvements on your own. However, taking on the landscaping for an entire yard may be a little daunting, so here are a few simple ideas to get you started:
Solar Powered Garden Lights
Solar powered garden lights will pull double duty lighting up your yard or garden and providing security. These lights are easy to install, with no wires to bury or trip over and are also environmentally friendly and won’t make your energy bill increase. Just place them in direct sunlight and let their tiny solar panels do the rest. For a variation on plain black garden lights, look for lights in fun shapes like flowers or butterflies or in different colors.
A water garden can be an easy and fun way to play with your yard’s space. Depending on your budget and skill level, you can build anything from a small pond to an elaborate rocky setting. Either way, you will be adding visual interest to your yard as well as the relaxing element of water. For a touch of life, put some fish in your pond or hang a bird feeder to attract birds.
Create a Focal Point
Create a focal point in your yard by adding one bold colorful piece. For example, if your yard is a mixture of green grass and brown rock formations, try placing warm colored plants or decorations around your door or another area where you want people’s eyes to be drawn to. In this picture, a cool blue vase draws attention away from surrounding warm fall colors.
One of the easiest things you can do to dress up your yard is to add garden furniture, but choose carefully because your furniture will set the tone for your whole yard. For example, white metal furniture will give your yard a classy European look while mesh recliners will make it appear more relaxed. Also keep in mind that aluminum or wrought iron will withstand severe weather much better than other materials.
Cement Borders and Plant Borders
Installing a cement or plant boarder will soften the edges of your yard and make it appear more finished. Bricks or pavers can also add a unique twist to a classic boarder. Even if the border is just around one tree or flower bed, or leading up to your front door, it will give your yard a polished look. Adding a taller plant boarder around your yard will not only enhance your yard’s look, it will also give you more privacy.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to tackle your yard’s landscaping, why not give it a try! If the task just seems a little too daunting, however, it may be better to hire a professional. You’d be surprised at how inexpensive it is especially when you get 4-5 different landscapers bidding on your project. Let Bid Boomerang connect you with landscapers in Gilbert and Mesa who will bid on your project today for FREE!