If you have a yard there’s a great chance that you also have a nice list of landscaping projects you want to tackle. For some, it’s all about creating a cozy outdoor living space perfect for backyard entertaining. For others, it’s improving curb appeal. No matter what your motivation is, here are a few projects that will help you turn your yard into a space you love.1. Add a Fire Pit
There are few things cozier than sitting around a fire. In fact, few outdoor features bring more ambiance than a fire pit. And while you can easily swing by your favorite home improvement store to buy a portable fire pit, we recommend building your own custom fire pit. There are tons of different designs out there for any space and budget – many of which are perfectly DIYable. But before you head to the store to get your materials, be sure to check with local building codes to see if there are any local restrictions on outdoor fire pits and fireplaces. If you’re good to go, make sure you locate the pit at least 10 feet away from any buildings or combustible areas.2. Build the Perfect Patio
The backbone of every outdoor living space is the patio on which it rests. And while you can toss a rug over an ugly patio, installing a new one is the best way to give your yard the fresh new look you’re going for. Want something a little more rustic? Consider flagstone or brick. Looking to go a little more classic? It’s hard to go wrong with stone or wood tiles. Of course, stamped concrete is always a good option, especially if you want to customize the size or layout of the patio. Ultimately, what you decide will come down to how much you want to spend, the look you want to achieve, and whether or not you want to tackle the project on your own.3. How Should Your Garden Grow?
Flowers and shrubs have a place in every landscape. However, more and more homeowners are discovering how satisfying it is to grow their own vegetables. Whether you’ve got the room to establish a traditional, in-ground garden, or need to build a few raised beds, growing your own fruits and veggies is a fantastic and economical way to get your fresh veggie fix without breaking the bank. And with a ton of cool design ideas, you can be sure that your garden will make your yard look fresh and inviting.4. Light It Up
When it comes to setting the mood, some folks prefer the natural light of candles and tiki torches, while others love the look of vintage string lights. The one thing both agree on is that the right lighting makes all the difference. The key is to figure out which option works best for your space and occasion. What’s great is that most lighting options are affordable enough to allow you to mix things up as you see fit.5. Good Fence, Good Neighbors
You’ve probably heard the line, “good fences make good neighbors.” There’s an even better chance that you agree with it, especially if you have kids, pets, or a lot that doesn’t afford much privacy. So, what type is fence is perfect for your yard? That depends on the purpose you want it to serve and how much you want to spend. If you’re looking to add a decorative touch, it’s hard to go wrong with the simplicity of a split rail or picket fence. If privacy and containment is what you need, a six-foot tall privacy fence will do the trick. Whatever you decide, we recommend talking to a fence pro to get a better idea of what would best for your needs and your budget.