4 DIY Projects You Can Do This Summer to Improve Your Front Yard

Front Yard

If your home lacks in the curb appeal department, or you simply want a new and improved look to your front yard, summer is the best time to take your front yard from bland to bold.

Updating your home's front yard doesn't have to cost you a fortune, and there are many projects that you can do DIY with minimal cost and some old-fashioned, hands-on work. Here are four DIY projects that will improve your home's front yard appearance and add curb appeal.

Low Maintenance Landscaping Plants

Plants bring life to any outdoor space, but your front yard requires some special TLC. Trees can look good, but they also take up a lot of space and require a lot of maintenance. By removing trees from your front yard, you will create a less cluttered-looking space and give guests and visitors a better view of your home. 

It's also a good idea to replace fast-growing shrubs with flowers or desert plants that require minimal maintenance and watering. Use decorative stones to create planters and flowerbeds to create a beautiful and finished look.

Decorative Paving

You don't have to be a professional to add some decorative paving to your front yard. However, to give your front yard a truly exquisite look, a professional pavers installation is the way to go to give your home unique and beautiful curb appeal. Professional pavers offer colorful and unique paving patterns, stones, and designs to enhance any front yard.

Suppose you want to go beyond the traditional walkway or driveway. In that case, the look and appeal of an Arbel paver, which highlights the charm of natural stone, or the simplistic and weathered look of a Cassova paver can raise the look of your yard to new heights.

Decorative Lighting

There's an art to adding decorative lighting to your front yard. While anyone can stick a few lights in the ground and call it decorative, it takes planning and careful arrangement to accentuate the landscaping in your front yard with lighting.

When adding lighting to your front yard landscaping, use a combination of spot and floodlights. Using different styles and varieties of outdoor lighting to light pathways or uplight ornamental plants will make your home glow at night and add warmth to your front yard.

Fountains and Other Water Features

Water features are not only for your backyard. While front yard water features are usually not as extravagant as backyard features, they can still add a great deal of curb appeal and beauty to your front yard, and you can incorporate them into your automated watering system. Adding fountains or small waterfalls that water your flowers and other plants adds a tranquil setting and natural look to your yard. If you're on a budget, consider adding a series of birdbaths with constantly flowing water. Use water features that recycle the water from a built-in reservoir to save on water usage.

Maintaining your home's value starts with its exterior appearance. Your home's curb appeal is its first impression to potential buyers, friends, family, and guests. Giving your home's front yard a summer makeover will go a long way to adding value and curb appeal to your home. 

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