Give your front yard a whole new look with this DIY front yard makeover! These cool ideas will make your house stand out from the rest of the neighborhood.
A DIY Front Yard Makeover The Neighbors Will Admire
A DIY front yard makeover will make you the envy of the neighborhood. And it’s all thanks to your ingenious and creative front yard accents. Don’t worry, I promise I won’t tell the neighbors you got the 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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. Then, 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 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.
8. Raised Garden Bed
Need help building a raised garden bed? This tutorial will teach you all you need to know.
Tip: Prevent weeds from growing by placing weed barrier fabric on the ground. Remember to do this before building your raised garden bed.
9. Tree Ring
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?
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
Paint an old bench in a sunny yellow color to give your front yard a pop of color. By the way, don’t forget to give the wooden bench a light sanding first before you paint it.
11. Pallet Picket Fence
Feeling territorial? Mark your front yard with a picket fence. For a more polished look, give your fence a coat of white paint. Doing so will bring out the bright green colors of your lawn as well.
Show off your lovely garden blooms in these pocket gardens. These are great for front yards that aren’t as spacious, as they don’t occupy floorspace.
13. Front Steps Improvement
Improve the front steps of your porch through a little DIY project.
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
Give your mailbox a makeover by slipping over a cast stone post around the main post and base. This will make for a sturdier mailbox as well.
15. Hose Holder
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16. 5-Minute Macrame Planters
Hang these macrame planters from your patio to make for a beautiful front yard accent. All you’ll 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
Recycle a milk can and turn into a planter vase. Give it a sleek look by painting over it with either black paint or white paint. If you’re feeling artsy, you could even use chalkboard paint.
19. Brick Edging
Keep your flower bed in place with the help of garden edging. 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
Build a farmhouse bench for less than $20 with this guide. If you find yourself liking the project a lot, you can even make a matching one to place in your backyard.
21. Address Number Post Planter
Aside from displaying your house number beside your door, you can also DIY an address number post planter. Personally, I love how the planter adds a pop of vibrance to an otherwise ordinary number post.
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 your house apart from the rest. I hope you found something you’re excited to make!
Did we find any ideas for your DIY front yard makeover? Let us know in the comments below!
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