Give your front yard a whole new look with these DIY front yard makeover ideas your neighbors will surely notice!
In this article:
- DIY Front Yard Ideas
- Defined Walkway
- DIY House Number Sign
- Cedar Cube Landscape Lights
- Welcome Post Sign
- Tin Can Lanterns
- Planter Wall Display
- Easy Water Garden
- Raised Garden Bed
- Sunny Bench
- Pallet Picket Fence
- Pocket Gardens
- Front Steps Improvement
- Mailbox Makeover
- Hose Holder
- 5-Minute Macrame Planters
- Porch Swing
- Upcycled Milk Can Planter
- Brick Edging
- Farmhouse Bench
- Address Number Post Planter
A DIY Front Yard Makeover the Neighbors Will Adore
DIY Front Yard Ideas
These cool ideas will make your house stand out from the rest of the neighborhood, thanks to your ingenious and creative front yard makeovers.
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.
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.
Tip: 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
Doing so will prevent a mess by securing the sides of the planter box.
3. Cedar Cube Landscape Lights
The uneven placement of the lights is unique and adds elegance to your front yard.
Tip: 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.
Tip: 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.
6. Planter Wall Display
Display your favorite flowers on your front porch. This planter wall display makes use of the following: treated lattice, S hooks, wax, planters, and planter pots — all of which you can get from your local hardware store.
7. Easy Water Garden
When making a mini water garden, it’s important to take note of the depth and material of your container. Look for a pot at least 6 inches deep and made of either clay, steel, metal, ceramic, or stone.
A variety of containers will add some color to your garden.
8. Raised Garden Bed
It’s a great start to work on your woodworking skills. This project is also an eye-catching part in your open yard your neighbors can’t help but admire.
Tip: Prevent weeds from growing by placing barrier fabric on the ground. Remember to do this before building your raised garden bed.
It’s a simple project and one of the best landscaping ideas for your tree.
Tip: 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.
10. Sunny Bench
By the way, don’t forget to give the wooden bench a light sanding first before you paint it.
11. Pallet Picket Fence
Doing so will bring out the bright green colors of your lawn as well.
12. Pocket Gardens
These are great for front yards that aren’t as spacious, as they don’t occupy floor space.
13. Front Steps Improvement
It’s also a great idea to choose a color which is similar to the exterior walls of your house.
Tip: Reduce slips by sprinkling a bit of sand on your stairs’ last coat of paint. This will add a layer of resistance to the steps to avoid unwanted falls.
14. Mailbox Makeover
This will make for a sturdier mailbox as well.
15. Hose Holder
You’ll want it to be sturdy enough to hold the weight of the hose.
16. 5-Minute Macrame Planters
All you need to get started are the following: a pair of scissors, some macrame cord, and a plant to hang.
Tip: Not a fan of terra-cotta plant pots? You can hang a terrarium as well.
17. Porch Swing
Dave made a porch swing as an anniversary gift before and I’ve loved it ever since I first laid my eyes on it. It’s so special to us, we’ve actually incorporated it into our schedule by making sure we spend at least 15 minutes out on the swing once a week.
It’s our own little way of squeezing in some one on one time.
Tip: Dave recommends using heavy-duty swing hangers when attaching the porch swing to the ceiling. You’ll definitely want something that can hold a good amount of weight.
18. Upcycled Milk Can Planter
If you’re feeling artsy, you could even use chalkboard paint and just set your creativity free.
19. Brick Edging
Keep your flower bed in place with the help of garden edging. If you’re worried about the expenses, don’t be.
This tutorial shows you a guide on how to use leftover house tiles as your garden edging material.
Tip: Use half the length of your house tiles when measuring the depth of your trench.
20. Farmhouse Bench
This project will definitely save you money if you’re planning to purchase a new bench for the exterior of your home.
21. Address Number Post Planter
Tip: Don’t forget to protect your post with a coat of Rust-oleum after. It’ll help the post last all throughout the different weather conditions.
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There you have it! Those are my secrets for a DIY front yard makeover to set my house apart from the rest. There’s so much to keep yourself busy during your free time at home.
I hope you found something you’re excited to make!
Did this list of DIY front yard makeover help you find the best project for your house? Let us know in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 21, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.