Since the beginning of COVID-19, many Americans have taken the additional time spent at home as an opportunity to complete DIY projects and home renovations. Now that summer is almost here; homeowners are now turning their eye outdoors and looking to complete DIY projects within their gardens and outdoor spaces. Uniqueka Davis-McKinney has many years of experience as a gardener and landscaper and has helped numerous neighbors, friends, and family members complete outdoor DIY projects over the years. Today, Uniqueka Davis-McKinney hopes to use her knowledge of DIY landscaping trends to inspire homeowners to elevate their outdoor spaces this summer.
Build a Garden Walkway
Garden walkways serve both a functional and esthetic purpose in any home garden. Garden walkways can give any yard an added flair of sophistication for a minimal price. Whether it be stone, wood, or gravel, homeowners looking to elevate their outdoor area can choose from a number of different materials that complement their unique aesthetic. Installation of a garden walkway can be relatively easy depending on the chosen walkway material and can potentially be completed within an afternoon.
Adding Lighting to Your Yard
Adding lighting to any outdoor space can quickly elevate your landscaping and add drama to your homes. There are a number of ways to add DIY outdoor lights to a yard; from line lanterns, flush lighting, or garden lamps, it is now more affordable than ever to install outdoor lighting. Solar lights and spotlights are an excellent option for homeowners looking to illuminate trees, flowers, or shrubs for a fraction of the price. Those looking to add an extra element to their water features are encouraged to purchase underwater lighting to make their fountains and ponds really stand out.
Design a FirePit
With the social distancing orders put in place by COVID-19, many families are now searching for new ways to see family and friends from a safe distance this summer. Fire pits are an excellent focal point for any yard while also providing a safe, outdoor seating area to visit with friends and family. Store-bought fire pits can range anywhere from $200- $1000; however, any homeowner can create their own fire pit for a fraction of the cost with minimal materials. Simply dig a small pit, line the base with gravel, and stack stones or brakes around the area for a finished look!