Spring is fast approaching and February is the perfect time to get started on your landscaping projects while the weather warms and before it becomes fully summer time. So when you’re considering what projects you want to do this year, consider one of these 8 simple projects that will bring character to your backyard.
Does your backyard have slopes or hills already? Building rock or other materials into a wall against the hills adds dimension to your yard. If there aren’t already these hills to add dimension, putting in retaining walls is a way to add different height levels into your backward.
Stones and concrete both make great building blocks for paths in your yard. Adding walkways is a great way to avoid stepping onto your grass when you want to go outside and adds to the look of your backyard. It also allows you to place benches or other sitting areas to the yard besides the patio.
Trees are a great way to add fullness to the look of your backyard and provide shade. Planting new trees is a great way to add shade. Also removing dead or dying trees is an important part of maintaining your yard.
Flower beds can be added around trees or in their own sections of your yard. These add color and beauty to your backyard. They can be raised by the retaining walls to give it more structure.
Rocks add to creating texture to your yard. You can use them to separate the trees and plants from the grass of the yard, as part of your walkway, or by themselves.
Stone steps create a less defined path in your yard. They also take up less space than a carved out space for a path and are a great addition to your yard.
If you like to host gatherings at your home, a fire pit is a perfect addition. The fire pit can be built and placing chairs or benches around it helps to create a welcoming environment to your backyard.
Whether it’s trees with blooming flowers or fruit, vegetable garden, or flowers, adding color into your yard is a great way to add to your landscaping.