It may not seem like it right now, but spring is right around the corner. After being cooped up in the rain and cold all winter, you’re probably feeling the itch to get out of the house and make some fresh changes to your outdoor space.
Whether it’s as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a new look for the lawn always gives your home a fresh spring feel. Here are five easy DIY landscaping projects that any homeowner (or renter) can accomplish.
Create a pathway.
Install a pathway to guide you and visitors throughout your yard and link different areas together. You can create this simple feature from a variety of materials, including reclaimed pallet wood, flagstones, gravel, and more to add texture and color. Adding a clear path also makes your yard safer for visitors who might not be familiar with your home’s layout.
Add a wall or border.
Helps separate different sections of your yard by putting up a flagstone, rock, or brick wall around the edge of your property, or use it protect flower beds or trees. Doing this adds a sleek, clean look to your landscaping, and can help keep kids and pets from wandering too close to potential danger like tall trees or poisonous plants.
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, ready-made feature, or create a larger focal point in your yard by building a waterfall wall or small pond. You can even power these features with solar panels to cut energy costs (and in some cases qualify for an eco-friendly discount on your homeowners insurance or property taxes).
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. Adding more light also helps keep your home safe — prominent lighting not only prevents people from injuring themselves on hidden dangers, it’s also the most commonly recommended way to deter home invaders.
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! A well-planted trellis is an easy way to add privacy and security without detracting from the natural beauty of your home and yard.
No matter how you decide to spruce up your home for the spring, make sure you’ve got the right insurance coverage! Our team of experts is ready to help you find the best, most affordable homeowners or renter’s insurance package to fit your needs. Give us a call today!