A lot of variables go into figuring out the value of your home. The outside of your home is almost as important as what’s inside and landscaping projects can have a big impact and return on investment. If you’re looking for a project that will do wonders for the curb appeal and enjoyment of your outdoor space, consider these project ideas from landscaping.
The beauty of color
Landscaping projects don’t have to cost a fortune to translate to a big-time return. Consider planting colorful flowers throughout your existing flower beds to provide a pop of color and additional interest. Spend a little bit more upfront and go for perennial plants that will continue blooming year after year versus annuals that you’ll have to buy again and replant every year. There are pros and cons to both options.
Consider creating separate spaces
Your yard can be used for many different purposes. Consider sitting down to decide what you want those to be and how you might delineate one section from another. Make your vegetable garden look different from your flower garden. Perhaps even create a seating area for lounging, or outdoor dining and incorporate pavers that you haven’t used anywhere else in the yard to make the space feel separate from the others.
Landscaping lighting projects
If you feel like you already have a nice looking outdoor space, adding lighting can take it up a notch higher. There are so many types of lights on the market today, and many landscaping lights are solar powered so you won’t have to worry about a power source. Market lights strung overhead are also a night touch for any outdoor space.
Is your yard asking for a retaining wall?
If your yard slopes and erosion is a constant concern, perhaps a retaining wall project is in your future. These walls don’t just have to be cement block workhorses, they can also look great and provide visual appeal in your outdoor space. You can make them out of founding items like rocks that you collect, or you can opt for a more uniform look with purchased brick.