Spring is in the air and so is the chores that come along with cleaning up your yard. Spring weather doesn’t always require cleaning up your yard to be such a burdensome task. In fact, you can make sprucing up your landscape for spring weather an enjoyable activity for both you, and your family. There are plenty of DIY landscaping ideas that you can incorporate into your plans this year.
All winter long, you have probably spent time scrolling through pinterest, coming up with ideas that you want to apply to your yard this spring. Now that the weather is starting to warm up, you easily become overwhelmed with ideas and may even completely lose interest in pursuing them. There are a few ways you can kick start your springtime yard clean up tasks without breaking the bank. Here are a few DIY tips you can enjoy this month
Re-edge natural areas
When cleaning up your yard, your overall goal is to make your landscape look much cleaner and tidy in comparison to neighbors. One of the easiest, most effective ways to make an instant impact on your yard is by developing clean lines throughout your landscape. Re-edging natural areas are a great way to do this. Not only does re-edging enhance your curb appeal, but it can also help to contain pine-straw and mulch to areas where it should stay in place.
Add a pop of color
Are you looking to add a splash of color to your home? Consider cleaning up some of the older flower pots and planter boxes you had last fall, and painting them a color. It’s important to consider colors that coordinate well with the color-scheme and style of your exterior. A bright splash of color can make a big impact and can cost you just pocket change. Make sure you are using exterior spray paint that is weather resistant when selecting a color.
Consider lighting accents
A front yard of a home may look excellent once its been spruced up during the daytime. However, it’s easy to enhance your curb appeal during the night hours with some spotlight accents. Even if you aren’t handy, many retailers offer solar lighting options that collect natural lighting from the sun. Plus, its a fun activity you can plan and enjoy with your family.
Removing natural debris
Fall comes with many advantages, but for a lawn it can require extensive manual labor efforts. DIY landscaping tip: its important to remove remnants of past seasons! One of the best ways to spruce up your lawn this spring is by removing old leaves, sticks, and natural elements that may have fallen during the past few months. Replace or cover natural areas with fresh pine-straw and coverings to give your lawn a clean, fresh look.
Plan for upcoming seasons
It’s all about color, and making the exterior landscape of our homes look appealing. However, it’s important to consider that plants which may be blooming now may not contain their color during the summer months. Select foliage that blooms throughout the late-summer and falls months to ensure you have a wide-array of colorful plants all year.
Sticking to your Spring plans
It’s easy to find too many things you would enjoy doing to spruce up your yard. For most busy families, weekend time may be limited because of other obligations. Make sure you are evaluating the amount of time spring yard cleaning activities may take, and prioritize what’s most important with your DIY landscape. For areas that may not be necessary for just sprucing up the lawn this spring, plan on completing them later this summer for an added benefit and plans that you can look forward to doing!