You Can Make a Big Impact in 48 Hours!
The warm weather makes everyone want to spend more time outside, so it's the perfect time of year to spruce up your lawn and landscaping. Who wouldn’t love having a yard worthy of the envy of your neighbors?
While it can be tough to carve out the time in a busy schedule to take on larger projects in your yard, there are many to be done in a weekend that will leave your landscaping looking better than ever, all within what seems like the blink of an eye! Read on for simple ideas that will surely make a huge difference.
1. Create a Flower Border
The spring and summer months mean it’s time for bright and lively colors! Planting a flower border along your walkway or landscaping area is an easy weekend project. Start by choosing flowers of different heights and colors to create your design. You may also want to choose flowers of varying texture and size to give your border further depth and make it really pop. Once you’ve chosen your spot and flowers, simply plant them along your border, carefully filling the space so it looks lush and full. Water and enjoy—that’s all there is to it!
2. Set a Focal Point
Differentiate your landscape with a focal point that will give your yard a dramatic and exciting flair. This can be anything from a large urn or water fountain, a birdbath, bench, or a vintage-style planter overflowing with flowers. This is your chance to get creative! Pick something that is exciting to you and that exudes the style of your home. Then, pick a spot and install your focal point for others to admire!
3. Install Landscape Lighting
Light up your yard with more than just fireflies this summer! Adding lighting to a walkway or landscaped area is easy to do and makes a big difference. The easiest and most economical way to install lighting is to get small fixtures that are solar powered. That means there will be no cords or electrical work involved. Simply pick fixtures out at your local hardware store and then drive a foundation stake into the ground where you want each fixture to go, slipping each into the spots you’ve created. Be sure to choose areas that receive adequate sunlight to power the fixtures, and then you’ll have yourself a lit walkway or garden at night!
4. Add a Flagstone Wall
A flagstone wall is an easy project where you start by digging a trench along the edge of the landscaping you’re looking to line with stones. Make the trench a few inches deep and wide enough to fit the stones. Fill the trench with an even level of gravel and then start by laying down the smaller stones first, saving the larger ones for the top. Backfill the stone area with more gravel to finish off the project, and you’re left with a whole new dimension to your landscaping!