Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up our landscaping features.

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!


1. 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.

Click here to follow step by step instructions on how to create a flagstone pathway by DIY Network – pictures included!
easy diy flagstone path
Photo: Thomas Espinoza

2. 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.

You can create a border using edging stones by following Lowe’s easy to follow instructions here!
easy diy flower garden border wall
Photo: Jennifer Photography / Getty Images

3. 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.

Click here to learn about the different outdoor water fountains and start creating your peaceful sanctuary today!
Photo: Jerry Pavia / Gap Photos

4. 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.

Just do a simple Internet search for “path lights” and millions of options will come up! From sleek modern ones to bronze traditional ones – there’s a design and color for everyone!
easy DIY landscaping project path lights
Photo: Torchstar

5. 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!

For trellis inspiration and step by step instructions by Better Homes and Gardens, click here!
easy diy landscpaing projects flower trellis
Photo: Better Homes and Gardens
Take advantage of the warm summer nights and try out one or all of these easy DIY landscaping projects. Not only will you create curb appeal, but you’ll also make the exterior of your home a place to relax and entertain.
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