Give your front yard a whole new look with these DIY front yard makeover ideas! These cool ideas will make your house stand out from the rest of the neighborhood, thanks to your ingenious and creative front yard accents. Don’t worry, I promise I won’t tell the neighbors you got the front yard ideas from this roundup. Your secret’s safe with me.
This DIY yard project functions as both a planter and a house number sign. Just don’t forget to secure the boards with nails after you glue the pieces in. Doing so will prevent a mess by securing the sides of the planter box.
1. Defined Walkway
Tired of your grass covering your walkway? Try defining the path with rocks. Aside from having a hard surface to step on and keeping everyone from frequently stepping on the healthy grass, this path only adds more beauty to your lawn. I recommend using red lava rocks to define your walkway. Not only are they vibrantly red but they’ll also help with your drainage.
2. DIY House Number Sign
House numbering is the system of giving a unique number to each building in a street or area, with the intention of making it easier to locate a particular building. The house number is often part of a postal address. The term describes the number of any building (residential or not) with a mailbox, or even a vacant lot.
House numbering schemes vary by location, and in many cases even within cities. In some areas of the world, including many remote areas, houses are named but are not assigned numbers.
3. Cedar Cube Landscape Lights
Protect the spike bottoms of your landscape lights by placing them in cedar cubes. These will look amazing when lit on your front lawn. The uneven placement of the lights is unique and adds elegance to your front yard.
Bring your solar panels back to life with a coat of clear brushing lacquer.
4. Welcome Post Sign
Show everyone how friendly you are with a little welcome sign you can hang on the fence. There’s no need to spend a fortune on building a beautiful fence to hang your welcome sign. A simple unused wooden pallet from around the house will do the trick.
Don’t have enough space in your front yard to make a fence? No worries, 3-5 pallet boards on the lawn will do.
5. Tin Can Lanterns
Remove the labels of your cans and place them in the freezer to help them hold their shape. Once a sheet of ice has formed, poke holes in the can using a hammer and nail. Attach a handle, paint the can, and insert a tea light to finish off your lantern.
Did you know a tree-ring can turn into additional seats if you add more bricklayers on top? Why not try DIYing one on a weekend and see the difference it brings to a front yard? It’s a simple project and one of the best landscaping ideas for your tree.
If you’re making a tree ring for a young tree, be sure to leave ample space for when it matures into a bigger tree.