We all want to make a great first impression.

First impressions are important! Whether we are looking to make a great impression to land your dream job, or you want your home to make a great impression for potential buyers.

Whether you are looking to sell your home, or just spruce it up, your curb appeal can entice visitors, or turn them away.

You don’t have to invest a lot of money into the curb appeal of your home, but you can have a lot of fun improving it!

There are an endless amount of DIY landscaping ideas. Here are 13 we think you will love!

DIY Landscaping Ideas

When it comes to landscaping, only your imagination will hold you back! Don’t be afraid to get creative with the ideas below. 

1. Layer Your Plants

Plants are important for your landscape. By using textures, shapes, and colors, you can make a visually stunning yard. 

To draw your visitors eyes towards your home, try layering your plants. Place the shorter plants towards the front of your plant bed, and the taller ones towards the back. 

This will create a staggering effect (kind of like stairs) to draw attention to your gorgeous home. 

2. Install Window Boxes

Take your plants off the ground with this idea! Window boxes are a great way to draw attention to your windows. They are a surprisingly easy landscaping idea.

You can swap out boxes for shelves instead. Use the shelves to display beautiful pottery, in addition to your plants.

3. Add Large Rocks and Boulders

You will need a little muscle for this idea! 

Adding large rocks and boulders to your landscape is a great way to add natural elements to your curb appeal. They can add a touch of texture and color that contrasts with your greenery. 

Don’t be afraid to be bould with this idea! (see what we did there?)

4. Create a Side Walk Border

If you are doing DIY landscaping on a budget, this is a great way to add curb appeal to your home, without breaking the bank. 

Adding defined lines with a border will draw your visitor’s eyes towards your front door. Defined lines create a cleaner looking yard as well. 

5. Install Brick Edging

This is another affordable way to create clean lines in your landscaping. Pairing the reddish orange color with greenery will be a nice contrast.

This color contrast will create a stunning visual effect. You can use this idea to outline areas of your yard that you want to draw attention to. 

6. Plant Some Ground Cover 

If having a green thumb isn’t your thing, but you still want plants, try adding ground cover to your landscaping. 

These low growing plants will add variation and color, without all the extra maintenance. 

7. Create a Cliff

If you have a steep yard, this is a perfect DIY landscaping idea!

You can use natural stone to great a weathered tiered look. On each tier, you can add a variety of plants and flowers to cut down on the space that needs to be mowed. 

Not only will it cut down on your mow time, but it will create a stunning yard as well!

8. Build Your Own Patio

Want a space to relax with your family and friends? Try building your own patio. Not only are you creating more usable space, but patios are a great way to add value to your home. 

After laying down your concrete, you will want to make sure it’s smooth. You can achieve this using a trowelling machine

9. Add a Pergola 

Pergolas are a great way to add a little class to any landscape. A pergola is an open-sided structure, typically built with wood. 

These structures are great for climbing vines and plants! They are also a great way to add a little shade to your patio. 

If you are don’t want to add it to your patio, try building a pergola over your walkway. 

10. Illuminate Your Yard

Add some charm to your landscape by adding some hanging lights! You could try adding outdoor bistro lights for a classic look. 

Want a something a little different, try adding paper lantern lights, or curtain string lights. Mix and match colors to create a unique look. 

Hanging lights not your thing? You could add lighting to your walkways to make sure your guests can always find their way. You could choose to add a rope light, or individual lights to guide their way.

11. Water Features

Add a splash to your landscaping with a water feature. Water features don’t have to be ornate and complicated. You could simply add a classic bird bath for your avian friends. 

Our favorite is the waterfall water feature. Whether it’s in a small rock garden or falling majestically off the cliff you built, it’s sure to wow your neighbors. 

Another favorite of ours is the patio waterfall. The patio waterfall can be painted or stained to match your pergola. It’s a great chance to add a little more privacy, without adding a fence.

12. Floating Garden Wall

Adding a floating garden wall is an easy way to add a little extra privacy. Not only will it give you more privacy, but it’s an attractive way to add more plants to your patio.

You could choose to use your floating garden wall for your herb garden. Or try planting lavender, marigolds or chrysanthemums to deter mosquitos.

A floating garden wall is a cheap DIY landscaping project that will be sure to impress your family and friends.

13. Build a Tree Bench 

Building a bench around your tree is a great way to add extra seating to your yard. We think it’s a perfect spot to read a book or enjoy a glass of wine with a friend. 

Get Started Today!

Now that you are feeling inspired by these DIY landscaping ideas, get out there and add a little curb appeal to your landscape. Not only will you be able to wow your neighbors, but you’ll also be able to enjoy it too!

If you still need a little more inspiration, whether it’s for your landscape or your interior, check out our website for more great ideas

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