Easy Landscaping DIY Projects

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

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

Create a pathway.

To guide you and visitors throughout your yard and link different areas together, install a pathway. You can use materials from a variety of materials, including reclaimed pallet wood, flagstones, gravel, and more to add texture and colour.

Add a wall or border.

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

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 feature powered by a solar panel or create a larger focal point in your yard by installing a waterfall wall or small pond.

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.

Plant upwards.

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!

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I was introduced to the Kingston area as a university student in the 1990s, and was drawn back to the area with my family in 2016 after living in Vancouver and Toronto. I have gotten to know and love the city of Kingston and surrounding areas including Lennox & Addington and Frontenac Counties.
Previously an entrepreneur and software consultant and trainer, I use the interpersonal, communication, research and tech skills I gained in these careers to help you sell and find the right home. Working with honesty, integrity, and a passion for helping others, I put your home buying and selling needs first and foremost.
When not helping clients, I enjoy time outdoors and volunteering for community organizations on Amherst Island, where I live with my husband, two children and our whoodle.