Landscaping is hard. It takes knowledge, sweat, and a lot of muscle to add landscaping to your front yard. However, there are some landscaping DIY projects that are entirely feasible for you to do yourself, with a bit of help from your partner or a friend. Each of these 5 front yard landscaping ideas is perfect for beginners and can be done in a weekend.
1. Build a retaining wall around a tree.
A retaining stone or brick wall around a tree on your front yard will help your home look more polished. This excellent tutorial shows you how to DIY a retaining wall with step-by-step pictures. Plant flowers around your tree for even more curb appeal.
2. Define and streamline your walkway.
Do you have a walkway that is often obscured by overgrown grass and weeds? Use this tutorial to help you define your walkway and make it easier to maintain. If you don’t have a walkway in the first place, you can grab concrete stepping stone squares from your nearest home improvement store and easily create a similar walkway like the one in the tutorial.
3. Create a long flower bed along the sides of your house.
When improving your curb appeal, don’t forget about the sides of your home. These areas are often shaded and are breeding places for weeds and can be hard to trim down using a lawnmower. Put flower beds with edging along the sides of your home and you’ll be amazed at the difference it makes.
4. Build a planter box for the front of your home.
A long, wooden planter box filled with flowers and plants along the front of your home, near your front door, can look modern and beautiful. You could even plant herbs in it to make it a mini-garden of sorts. This simple tutorial shows you the basic concept of building a planter box; measure your space to figure out the exact sizes of wood boards you need for your front yard.
5. Give your mailbox (and the area around it) a makeover.
Go ahead, go outside this weekend and get dirty! Your house (and your neighbors) will thank you for it.