Get Started with These 17 DIY Landscaping Ideas

You’ll be surprised at how much your yard will change when you try one of these DIY landscaping projects. You can improve curb appeal, discover simple landscaping solutions and welcome visitors to your home with projects.

Some DIY landscaping ideas can be completed in an hour, while others could take a whole weekend. Plan ahead and you will have a new feature in your yard to make you feel at home.

01

You can Hardscape and Landscape Your Front Yard
Front of a home with landscaping and hardscaping

Your curb appeal can be greatly improved by some simple landscaping in your yard. Pavers are an excellent way to create a retaining fence that keeps the plants and trees separate from your yard.

Make It and Love It: Hardscape your front yard with Landscape Design.

02

Build Your Own Fire Pit
Fire pit with white bench surrounding it

A fire pit is a great DIY landscaping idea for the patio or yard. The fire ring is surrounded by pavers in this example. You can get it ready in just one afternoon.

Make Your Own Fire Pit From A Beautiful Mess

03

Backyard Patio Makeover
The backyard patio has many seating options

This backyard renovation is a must see. The patio is a great addition to the backyard, adding a variety of seating options. The area is surrounded by rock and mulch with new plants.

The Sweetest Occasion: Backyard Patio and Makeover

04

Tiled Front Patio
Front porch with blue and white tiles

Choose a design that is eye-catching and bold for your patio. The area includes seating and play areas, as well as a variety of planters.

Lovely Indeed Tiles Front Patio

05

Modern House Numbers: DIY Modern House Numbers
Front door with modern house numbers

Visitors can use house numbers to find their way home, and they may be the first thing they notice about your house. Make your own DIY home numbers for a quick and easy project.

Modern House Numbers: A Beautiful Mess DIY

06

Flower Bed Edging
A flower bed edged with a border

This project will help you create flower beds that are trimmed like a professional. With just one garden tool, it’s easy to create crisp edges that separate your plant beds and your yard.

Flower Bed Edging by Funky Junk Interiors

07

Modern Pergola
The wood pergola is a great addition to any backyard

This DIY landscaping idea will help you build a pergola for your yard. The pergola provides shade without blocking out the view. This is a great place to have a dining or seating area.

Modern Pergolas from Lovely Indeed

08

Pallet Patio
Patio decorated with pallets

Pallets can be used to build a variety of things, including patio furniture. This project is ideal for renters, as it does not require permanent changes to the patio.

Pallet Patio by A Piece of Rainbow

09

Do-It-Yourself Deck Skirting
Deck skirting is added vertically to a gray deck

It can be a real eye sore to have a deck with a bare underside. Deck skirting and some basic landscaping are added here. This really improves the look of the house and cleans the area.

You can make your own deck skirting at the Lakehouse

10

Relaxation Spaces
Backyard with fire pit and couch

Around the large trees and plants, there are areas for relaxing. The tiled patio ties it all together.

Spaces to Lounge from Studio DIY

11

String Light Posts
String lights above a firepit and chairs

String lights are a great way to add some color and life to your yard. The plan for string lights posts provides a place where you can hang the light. This is a great effect at night.

The Navage Patch offers string light posts.

12

Rocky Plant Bed
Backyard patio with rocks in a corner for plants

The landscaping extends right up to the porch. The porch corner is covered in white pebbles, and then plants and rocks are added. This unique design may look fantastic on your patio.

Rocky Plant Bed by Centsational style

13

Easy Outdoor Furniture
Pallet furniture in the yard

You can build some simple outdoor furniture to sit in your backyard. This pallet bench and table look very modern, with the pops of colors and the rocks at the bottom.

Easy Outdoor Furniture by A Piece of Rainbow

14

Install a DIY Rock Water Feature
Rock fountain

You can install this rock water fountain anywhere in your landscaping. This is a fun way to add your own personal touch to your outdoor space.

Install a DIY Rock Water Fountain by Joyful Derivatives

15

How to Build a Porch Swing
A woman swinging on a porch swing is seen in the back of a house.

You can hang a porch swing anywhere you want in your garden, yard or deck. This is a woodworking project that requires some advanced skills.

How to Build a Porch Swing by Simply Designing

16

How to build a picket fence
A pink and white house with a white picket fencing

A fence can help you separate different areas of your yard. This project will show you how to add a picket-style fence to your yard.

How to build a picket fence from At Home with Ashley


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Cedar Cube Solar Landscape Lights
Solar lights for a landscaping ring

The landscape lighting has been improved in the best possible way. The ugly sticks that are always in the ground can be replaced with a block of cedar.


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