5 Quick Steps to Update Your Landscaping


1.     Tend to the Grass

Pick the Weeds! Whether it’s in the cracks of the sidewalks or driveways, or littered across your front yard, just pick ‘em! There is nothing more natural in a landscape than grass. If you’re wanting to save some money on a landscaping idea, try incorporating this natural element into the scene as heavily as possible. Grass doesn’t get enough credit. It’s a gorgeous color, it grows easily and odds are, it’s already existent in your landscape. In this funky scene, stepping stones are used to create an interesting pattern in the grass. The brilliant green just cuts between the stones creating a fun shape that is definitely an eye-catcher.

2.     Add a Border

Whether it’s around your flower beds or other plants, this has to be one of the easiest and cheapest landscaping ideas. Simply add a stone edge and mulch to pretty up already-existing flower beds or shrubbery!

3.     Light It Up

Another inexpensive way you can spruce up your landscaping is by adding lights! With the variety in outdoor lighting, you can do so much with outdoor lights these days. It’s perfect to add a little “glow” without putting a huge increase in the electric bill. Extra bonus - they always look great and are party-ready for any occasion!

4.     Power-Wash Dirty Surfaces

Can we just talk about the power of power-washing? There is truly no better feeling than having a power washer in your hands and slowly watching all the dirt and grime wash off while it transforms to the newness it once was! With very little time or effort, you can make grungy, grimy surfaces look brand-spanking new again and it will draw attention to that gorgeous landscaping you worked so hard to perfect. Be sure to take it step further by spending 10 minutes to pick up the yard. This includes putting away any kids toys or leftover decorations, neatly rolling up the hose and fluffing any outdoor pillows or seating areas on your front porch. This may seem obvious, but you can’t have a freshly power-washed home and a messy front yard!

5.     Plant Some Instant Color.

By adding some seasonal color, this makes the landscape pop and flats of annuals are relatively inexpensive. Be creative in where you’re adding the pops of color. Don’t forget about places like flower boxes, the area around the mailbox or adding a wreath to your front door.. One of the best ways to welcome in the new, warmer weather is by adding a wreath to your front door! Whether you design one yourself or purchase one at Homegoods, definitely invest in this essential.