As a homeowner you want your property and outdoor area to be attractive and unique. But the fact is that many outdoor improvements can be costly. The good news is that there are low-cost ways to beautify your landscape.
We live in a DIY world. This is apparent from the glut of DIY programs on TV and on the Internet. People like to do what they can themselves because of the pride of accomplishment - and the cost savings! The great thing about your yard and outdoor area is that there is so much you can do yourself to add to it.
Ten Affordable DIY Landscape Projects
There is so much more you can do with your home's landscaping beyond simply planting flowers or a few shrubs. In addition, it doesn't mean having to spend thousands of dollars on costly equipment or fixtures. In fact, some of these tips involve little cost and a minimum of labor.
Here is a handy guide that illustrates ten ideas to enhance your outdoors on a budget:
Get Out Your Gloves
You may have noted that some of these tips involve lighting. Almost nothing transforms a yard or landscape elements like well placed lighting. Whether it's a series of solar powered lamps bordering a sidewalk or pathway, or strings of miniature LEDs threaded through a tree, the effect can be enchanting.
An option can be a few colored spotlights placed at the foot of trees or even trellises. Combined with automated timers, these simple enhancements can change your nighttime landscape from dark and dreary to charming and inviting.
Notice, too, that some of the suggested projects focus on covering or concealing outdoor equipment or hardware. Depending on your budget and your skills, you can create covers or containers that match the exterior of your home. Or you can create visually attractive pieces that enhance the overall look and feel of your landscape.
And a final thought: borders and walls. The variety of materials available and the ease of construction and installation make these relatively simple additions to any yard. Low walls of landscape masonry blocks can be set up in various places depending on the layout of your yard area. Taller walls can be built to create new planting areas or set off one portion from the rest.
Stone paths and borders are simple to create and add a visual enhancement as well as a practical improvement to most lawns and yards. The beauty of stone, cement blocks and other masonry is the wide selection of materials, shapes and sizes available as well as the ease of construction.
But Waste Hauling Doesn't Need to be a DIY Project
There is often much more to revitalizing your landscaping than adding new elements or planting new things. It will probably include pruning your tress, shrubs, roses and other plants. In addition, you may want to clear out overgrown areas and maybe even replace some plants and old yard decor.
The end product of all this work is usually large piles of trash, trimmings and other debris. And all of this will need to be cleaned up and hauled away from your yard.
Depending on how extensive your DIY improvement project is, it is possible to create far more waste than your residential green recycling and waste bins can hold. Fortunately, you can often take steps to recycle much of that waste into valuable mulch and compost. This can take care of some of your debris, but what do you do with the rest?
The worst thing you can do is to have piles of debris and landscaping waste left sitting on your property. Not only is it unsightly, it can be a potential hazard. The good news is that if you produce more debris than you can get rid of yourself, or you don’t want to haul it out yourself, there is an affordable and easy option.
Hiring a professional waste removal company to pick it up and haul it away is the best way to go.
Okay, so yard trimmings and landscaping debris might seem like an odd thing for a junk hauling company to deal with, but actually it's not. In fact, at Junk King we routinely haul almost all types of yard debris, including branches, clippings, stumps, soil and more.
Junk King specializes in removing and hauling all types of debris from residential landscaping and improvement projects.
The Best Choice for Your Hauling Needs
Once you decide to outsource the trash and junk hauling part of your big cleaning project, you need to determine which firm is the right one for the job., and Junk King really is the firm of choice.
Junk King provides an efficient, safe and eco-friendly residential waste disposal service so you don’t need to worry about the pick up or disposal of the debris after your project is complete. Our experienced debris removal team will break down and haul off any types of yard waste you have.
Our professional and insured yard waste removal team will show up at your home and we call 15 minutes before we arrive on site. Once there, we’ll give you a free estimate based on how much room your junk takes up in our truck. You simply point and we'll haul the debris away with no hidden fees.
Ready to get rid of your yard waste? It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3. Make an appointment by booking online above or by calling 1.888.888.JUNK (5865).