Landscaping DIY Tips

Simple DIY Ideas for Front of House Landscaping

Landscaping your front yard can cost on average around $1,500 up to $5,000. However, you can save a great deal of money by choosing to do all or some of the work yourself. While some front yard landscape projects are best left to the pros, like installing drainage or sprinkler systems, there are plenty of other simple things that you can do on your own to improve your home’s curb appeal.

Tackling Quick Fixes

Little things can often improve your home’s curb appeal, however, they can also work against it. Case in point, cracks in your walkway, patches of dead grass, and dirty siding, all of which may not be so bad by themselves, but taken as a whole, will contribute to detracting from your home’s appearance and resale value.

Refreshing Your Borders

Adding a stone or brick border to the edge of your flowerbeds can add more definition to your space, in addition to making a huge difference in the overall appearance of your yard. It also makes it harder for the likes of grass and weeds to pop up.

Adding Flowerbeds Around Trees

The areas around trees can often provide the perfect opportunity to add more color and differentiation to your front yard. If you have any stand-alone trees, which means trees that are just surrounded by grass, why not take full advantage of the space by digging out a circle of grass around the trunk, mulching it, and filling it with pretty flowers.

Let There Be Light

Landscape lighting is still one of the easiest and quickest things you can do to boost your curb appeal. Most of them are now solar-powered, which means you don’t have to worry about wiring, simply push them into the ground and you are good to go.

To learn about the landscaping services that Dad and Son Landscaping can provide, and if you live in or around the Austin, TX area, please do not hesitate to call us at (512) 886-0390 today.

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