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3 Simple Landscape Ideas

June 18, 2016

Landscaping your home can be a great way to add your own style to the exterior and to give your house some curb appeal. Even if you don’t have the greenest thumb, there are plenty of landscaping projects you can tackle that won’t break the bank. Take a look at the following three simple landscaping ideas and see how you can transform your home in one weekend.

1. Plant flowers.

Doing something as simple as planting flowers can help bring some life to your yard. You can find many different types of flowers at a local home improvement store or nursery. If you’re new to planting flowers, talk with a professional to learn which flowers require little maintenance and which thrive in your environment. Be sure to consider where you’re planting the flowers, as the amount of sunlight can impact which flowers will work best in that area. When choosing flowers, you can opt for a theme, such as flowers that are a certain color, or you can mix and match a variety in order to give your home some life.

2. Build a wall for a raised flower bed.

While you may have enough space on the ground to add some simple landscaping, you may also consider adding some depth to your space by raising a flower bed. This allows you to add some dimension and give your home some great curb appeal. Building a wall can be done quickly and cheaply if you opt for concrete blocks or landscape blocks.

3. Add gravel.

Instead of sticking with grass or soil around your home, consider spicing things up with gravel. This is a great alternative and provides an aesthetically pleasing look, and you can use it in various landscape projects. Gravel comes in a variety of colors and sizes, so you can pick what best complements your home. Gravel also offers great drainage, so it’s the perfect companion to flower beds, walkways, or even patios.

Finding ways to bring life to your home doesn’t have to be an expensive challenge. Planting flowers, building a raised flower bed, and adding gravel to your yard are all cost-effective ways to add some curb appeal. Plus, all of these projects can be completed in a weekend, so you can spend more time enjoying your new landscaping.

If you’re interested in adding landscaping to your home, download our decorative landscaping guide to help inspire you.

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