Ever get the itch to do a DIY project?Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outdoors and mixing up ourlandscaping features.

Whetherit’s as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming likere-plotting plants, a fresh look for the lawn always gives your home a freshlook as well. Here are our top five easy landscaping projects!

Createa pathway.

Toguide you and visitors throughout your yard and link different areas together,install a pathway. You can use materials from a variety of materials, includingreclaimed pallet wood, flagstones, gravel, and more to add texture and color.

Adda wall or border.

Installinga flagstone, rock, or brick wall around flower beds or trees adds a sleek,clean look to your landscaping and helps separate different sections of youryard.

Installa water feature.

Nothingsays 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 feature poweredby a solar panel or create a larger focal point in your yard by installing awaterfall wall or small pond.

Lightyour way.

Aneasy way to transform your yard is to strategically use lighting. Placecool-colored lights high in trees to recreate a moonlight feel, use pathwaylights to naturally guide the eye, or highlight objects or plants.

Plantupwards.

Expandyour yard space by drawing the eye to the sky with a trellis fence or screenmade of wood or metal. Once you install your trellis, select your climbingplants and vines and get to planting!

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