DIY Landscape Ideas

Year round an aesthetically pleasing landscape can improve the overall look of a property. However, most property owners don’t want to spend thousands of dollars to re-landscape an entire property. Additionally, many property owners simply do not have time for frequent landscape work. Forget a complicated landscape design and keep it simple. It’s possible to easily transform a property yourself with a little help from common landscape supplies. Whether you own individual homes or multifamily buildings, below are a few simple, cost-effective landscaping ideas to add interest and design to any property.


Add beds of mulch, sand, or even gravel

No one says you have to put flowers in beds? Beds filled with any landscape material — colorful or brown mulch, sand, or pea gravel help define a yard’s perimeter and will accentuate the property. Avoiding dirt-filled beds will mean you don’t have to pluck annoying weeds that might pop up.

Draw attention to a single attention-grabber

When it comes to landscaping, often less is more. If you lack the resources or time to plant tons of flowers or create beds all over a yard, think small. For residential, consider highlighting a single tree or large shrub by creating a mulch or gravel bed around it.

Only use native plants

Native landscaping, over time, will save you money and time because the plants endure longer in your environment. In the long run, native plants and shrubs will require less fertilization and pest control.

Try Container Plants

From boxes to pots to hanging baskets, containers are easily used to spruce up a property’s look, and can draw attention to front doors, driveways, or areas you want to highlight.

Landscaping doesn’t have to be a headache or take up an entire weekend. All that matters is that you start somewhere and make a go of it!


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