DIY Outdoor Projects to Freshen Up Your Home Exterior This Spring
Does your yard need some TLC? Maybe you are considering putting your home on the market and want to give your buyers the ultimate backyard to tour during their showing. Your home might be on the market and you want to get outdoors and mix up your landscaping features. Whatever your reason might be, here are some DIY projects that will really make an impact in your yard this season.
Whether it’s as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a fresh look for the lawn always gives your home a fresh look as well. 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 staggered pavers or stepping stones, flagstones, gravel, pea pebbles and more to add texture and color. You could outline your new pathway with some evergreen plants like money grass or mondo grass. Adding pops of color with annuals or perennials will help add lushness to your new hardscaping pathway.
This beautiful home located at 107 W Landing Drive provides a well-maintained walking path to a beautiful bench sitting area. This space allows you to fully immerse yourself within the sanctuary of the island’s Live Oak trees.
The rock coverage over this Garden area at 124 Salter Path Rd #21 helps to create a barrier between the driveway, front yard and fenced area. Rock gardens are typically very easy to maintain in coastal environments, and require a lot less annual upkeep cost and time compared to mulch or pine straw.
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, a solar powered fountain that can be added to a bird bath or create a larger focal point in your yard by installing a waterfall wall or small pond.
This lush backyard oasis located at 117 Phillips Landing Drive is complimented by the Bird Bath fountain, among others. This home provides plenty of use-able outdoor areas in a private setting.
The screened porch and manicured backyard at this Beaufort home (108 Sea Gate Lane) provides subtle but adequate lighting for a lovely night spent in nature.
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. Cafe string lights have become a popular option to light up a deck or patio, giving you a romantic atmosphere.
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!
The wooden wall on this recently listed home at 112 Yaupon Road in Pine Knoll Shores provides plenty of privacy to the back deck area. The vine growing up the structure will provide a beautiful splash of color in due time!
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