An inviting, well-tended landscape can add significant curb appeal to a home. Such a landscape also can serve as a point of pride and welcome homeowners each evening as they arrive home from work.

Landscaping projects run the gamut from simple changes that can be accomplished on a weekend afternoon to more significant and costly undertakings that require the work of a professional. Budget-conscious homeowners may be looking for more straightforward projects, and the following are some less expensive ways to upgrade a landscape.

Add a pop of colour with planters.

Awe-inspiring colours can make a landscape stand out from surrounding properties. Flowers, bushes and plants may be the first thing homeowners consider when adding colour to their lawns, but planters can provide a more immediate way to give exterior grounds some colour. Bold planters won’t lose their colour in weeks like many flowers do, and homeowners can switch planters, so the colours align with the season. For example, some pastel planters can evoke the spirit of spring, while orange planters can be filled with mums to give a landscape an autumnal feel.

Plant perennials around the property.

Well-maintained perennials grow back each year, making them ideal for homeowners who don’t have the time or desire to map out new gardening arrangements each spring. Planting perennials also is a great way to add colour around the property without breaking the bank.

Upgrade walkways.

Though it’s more expensive than adding planters and planting perennials, upgrading old and cracked walkways is a great way to give a property a whole new look. Homeowners working on a budget can target spots where walkways have already cracked and fix those areas before continuing the project piecemeal until all the old walkways have been replaced.

Plant to create privacy.

Homeowners spent more time at home than ever before during the pandemic, and some might have grown tired of seeing what their neighbours are up to. Fencing might be the first solution homeowners consider when looking to make their landscapes more private. But, new fencing installation can be expensive. A more costly and natural solution is to plant trees around the perimeter. Speak with a local landscaping professional, who can survey the property to see which trees might thrive and provide the privacy homeowners want.

Creating an inviting landscape doesn’t have to break the bank. Instead, various small and relatively inexpensive projects can change the look and feel of a home’s exterior.