Ever get the itch to do a DIY project? Whenever we do, our favorites involve getting outside and mixing up our landscaping features. We’re fortunate to live in Southwest Oklahoma, where we have a huge variety of plants and trees that thrive in our climate and where we have several months in which we can enjoy improving our yards.
Whether it’s as simple as installing some lighting or a little more time-consuming like re-plotting plants, a fresh look for the lawn always gives your home a fresh look as well. Here are our top five easy landscaping projects!
Create a pathway.
To guide you and visitors throughout your yard and link different areas together, install a pathway. You can use materials from a variety of materials, including river rocks, flagstones, gravel, and more to add texture and color. When it comes to materials, you’re only limited by your imagination!
Add a wall or border.
Installing a wall of retaining wall blocks, rock, or brick around flower beds or trees adds a clean, finished look to your landscaping and helps separate different sections of your yard. It can also make lawn maintenance faster and easier, allowing you more time to actually enjoy your yard!
Install a water feature.
Nothing says zen quite like the sound of trickling water as you relax in your backyard. You can start simple with by purchasing and installing a small feature powered by a solar panel or create a larger focal point in your yard by installing a waterfall wall or small pond.
Light your way.
An easy way to transform your yard is the strategic use of lighting. Place cool-colored lights high in trees to recreate a moonlight feel, use pathway lights to naturally guide the eye, or highlight objects or plants.
Expand your yard space by drawing the eye to the upward with a trellis, fence, or screen made of wood or metal. Once you install your trellis, select your climbing plants and vines and get to planting! With the wide variety of climbing plants and vines that do well here in the Lawton/Ft. Sill area, you’ll have lots of choices based on color, texture, smell, and sunlight requirements. So go ahead and let your inner-gardener go crazy!