Simple Home Landscape Projects You Can Do Yourself

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When it comes to your yard and landscape there are a lot of projects you can do yourself. If your don’t currently have the funds to hire a landscaper, or you want to get your hands a little dirty a simple home landscape project will usually do the trick. Besides having a little fun you can increase the club appeal of your home, and do something you can be proud of.

In this post we’re going to showcase our favorite easy home landscape projects you can do yourself. Most of these projects can be completed in a single weekend.

Install Flower Bed Edging

Flower bed edging will help to separate your lawn from the garden and give a more refined look to your backyard. This entire project will only take a few hours of your time from start to finish. You can purchase flower bed edges at any hardware store.

To get this project underway first lay your garden hose in a smooth curve between your lawn and garden. This will act as the line you follow when installing the edging. You’ll want it to be a smooth curve, instead of using intense angles.

Then you’ll want to use a spade to cut away the sod so you can make an incision for the edging to slip into. Once the incision is made you’ll tap the edging into place using a rubber mallet or a similar tool.

Build A Raised Wall Around Your Garden

A raised wall takes a little more work, but it will bring a certain old world feel to your landscape. When you’re choosing the stones you’ll want to pick stones that have a consistent thickness as this will make it easier to stack and balance. Some good choices include shale, sandstone and limestone.

Before you start stacking the first layer of stones make sure you have a base of sand. This will help to ensure the wall is level and will build a solid base to work from. When you begin stacking the stones make sure you stagger them so the wall is secure. Usually you’ll only need to stack two or three layers to form a beautiful wall.

Fill In Lawn Patches

This one isn’t as crafty as the others, but a lawn with patches will bring down the appeal of your entire landscape, so it’s important enough to include. Although you won’t be able to fix your lawn over the weekend you will be making sure that it’s good to go in a few months.

The process of seeding the bare spots is pretty simple. You’ll start with sprinkling the seed on the bare spot. Next you’ll cover the sod with fertilizer and keep the area moist for the next few days. After a few weeks the seeds will start to germinate and the grass will start to grow.

Doing these simple projects can transform the appearance of your lawn and make you feel better about your entire home. If you have any questions about these projects, or would like to tackle a larger landscaping project then get in touch with our team today.

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