DIY Summer Landscaping Ideas for Your Property

Summer time means more time spent outside enjoying your back yard. What better time to give your property a makeover? Landscaping can be expensive, but there are some tricks you can do yourself to improve your landscape. Here are some DIY landscaping ideas to try on your property this summer.

Edge Your Garden

Collect rocks to create an edge around your garden. Using rocks that are already around your property will save the hassle and cost of purchasing landscaping rocks. Edging your garden is a great way to add aesthetic interest to your property and make your garden more of a focal point. It’s a simple step that will make your property look more pleasing to the eye and well maintained.

Line Your Walkway With Plants

Adding small trees, flowers, or other plants along your walkway and/or driveway will really add to the aesthetic of your property. Adding plants to your property always makes your landscaping look more attractive and complete. Lining your walkway and driveway is an easy way to add plants without having to worry about proper placement. It can sometimes be difficult to know exactly where to plant to achieve your desired look. Using your walkway and driveway as a marker will eliminate this problem and make your yard look more appealing.

Add Light Fixtures

Lighting is a great way to improve your property’s look without much effort. If you have old light fixtures, update them to the latest styles. Adding light fixtures along pathways and near key spots on your property where there is significant activity is practical and safe, as it will allow residents and guests to easily navigate your property at night. It will improve your property’s overall look and allow you to see your beautiful property no matter the time of day.

Build A Retaining Wall

A retaining wall is a great way to add to the charm of your property while also being functional. It can easily be made out of rocks found along your property and is crucial in preventing soil erosion over time. Retaining walls can nicely define flowerbeds and create areas of visual interest around your property. A retaining will add to the overall look of your property both because of its own beauty and because of its prevention of soil erosion.

Create A Path Or Patio

One of the best ways to make your property appear well landscaped is to break up the green spaces. If you don’t already have one, a patio can be a great addition both because of its attractive qualities and because it gives you a place to sit outside and enjoy your property. Adding pathways between points of interest on your property is practical because it will be easier to get around and will add to the overall look of your property. Breaking up the green space in your yard will make your property more functional and more attractive.

Clarke Landscapes | CT Landscaping Company

DIY projects can be fun, but it’s best to leave any serious landscaping to the experts! If you have an idea for your property, we want to help you bring it to life. Whether you’re looking for a small change, a total property makeover, or just want to get some new ideas, we’re here to help.

Clarke Landscapes LLC is a full service landscape contractor CT dedicated to providing our customers with an outdoor space that fits their needs and vision.  We are committed to offering creative and innovative designs and delivering expert craftsmanship on all of our projects. We service all of central Connecticut and work closely with our customers to design, build and create great landscapes for them to enjoy for years to come! Combining a great staff with extensive resources and quality materials, we are fully equipped to handle any landscaping project. 



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