Best DIY Landscaping Projects

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Doing home improvement projects yourself can be a wonderfully rewarding experience, and the good news is it doesn’t have to be difficult! Whether you’re an avid DIYer or just starting out, try some of these DIY landscaping projects to give your Kitchener garden or backyard a facelift.

1. Mulching

One of the simplest ways to refresh your garden or backyard is to use mulch. Consider planting some colourful annuals and laying down three inches of the mulch of your choice. Mulch prevents weeds from growing, as well as being a decorative touch.

2. Stone Paths

Looking to add a whimsical, cottage feel to your garden? Consider building your own stone path. All you need to do is map out where you want it to run, whether it’s through your grass or through a garden bed, and put place markers at the beginning and end. Attach a piece of string to each marker to create an outline, then lay away! There are lots of options for the type of slab you can use, so you can really make it your own. For added whimsy, plant some creeping thyme between the slabs.

3. Water Feature

The trickling sound of a water feature is so relaxing! If you’re intimidated by the thought of taking on an entire pond, try your hand at a small fountain. Try this tutorial: http://www.thisoldhouse.com/toh/how-to/intro/0,,20050351,00.html.

4. Edging

If you want a quick way to tidy up your garden, spend some time on the edges of your flower beds. If you want to kick it up a notch, you can choose to lay down a stone, cement or iron edging. But simply taking a straight-edged, flat shovel around the corners and trimming back some of the grass is a perfect weekend project that takes no time at all – with great results.

5. Driveway

Gravel driveways have the potential to get messy and uneven. If you have a gravel driveway, spend a weekend re-gravelling. Fill any holes or dips in the driveway, tamp it down, and re-gravel. If you have a paved driveway, you can add some visual appeal to it by creating a gravel border on either side. Simply dig up the grass along the edge (about 6 inches wide on either side), lay down a weed barrier, then fill it in with gravel.

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