DIY Landscape Design: Essential Steps

Ready to take on a new DIY home project and have your sights set on your home landscape? We’re here to help! Check out these essential steps for DIY landscape design.

Check out these essential steps for DIY landscape design.

  1. Start with your front yard. It’s the first thing people see when they drive up to your house, so why not start there? Make it simple, functional and pretty.
  2. Install your hardscapes. This is most often the hardest part of DIY landscape design. Things like driveways, walkways, porches, decks, patios, you name it… should be constructed before you lay down a single plant.
  3. Take care of your soil. Add nutrients and organic matter to your soil that will boost the beneficial content and make your plants happy.
  4. Foundation planting. It’s time to plant shrubs and flowers around the foundation of your house. Make sure you choose appropriately sized plants that do not cover up your entire house.
  5. Backyard. Now time to move to the back of the house. You’ll want to spend a good amount of time creating the perfect backyard space for you. Fix up the deck, add privacy and shady spots if you need them, as well as play area for the children.
  6. Fire accents. Consider installing an outdoor fire pit, grill, or outdoor kitchen. It’s a great way to gather the family together for meal time outside of the kitchen!
  7. Side yard. Time to fix up the side yard! Think about what works with your family. Whether it’s an herb garden, storage area, or dog run, as long as it’s useful for you it will make a great side yard for your house.

Here are some final tips when it comes to DIY landscape design:

Just remember that there will be moments of frustration during this process, but it will all be worth it! Remember to prioritize your wants and needs when you feel stuck, and don’t forget to take progress pictures. At the end of the day you’ll have a beautiful home landscape design to show all your friends!

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