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8 Personalized Garden and Landscaping Ideas

Landscaping has been a great way to improve the exterior look of your home. Change a couple things in your landscape design and your home can look completely different! Adding a garden can also improve the aesthetic quality of your home. Picking a creative layout will improve the look of your garden and the overall appearance of your home, and adding some personal touches can bring it all together.


There are plenty of things you can do to extend your home into your outdoor living space. It’s a great way to increase your home’s curb appeal as well show that you take pride in your home. We know that landscaping can get expensive, that’s why we have come up with these landscaping ideas for your modular or manufactured home!


Create a Personalized Garden


1. Add a see-through fence

see through decorative white fence


Adding a fence to your yard can have several benefits. It can add to the aesthetic quality of your yard, keep your pets on your property and provide a place to grow certain kinds of plants! Some people may see fences as impersonal, but a see-through fence can give you all the benefits of a fenced in yard without making the neighbors feel like you are barring them from your property.


 2. Use portable gardens

portable gardening


Some regions of the country have fluctuating weather patterns, which makes it difficult to maintain an outside garden. Don’t worry though, this garden design makes it easy to care for plants in multiple types of climates. Portable gardening, like container gardening, gives you more control over your plants in different weather factors.


 3. Place raised flower beds

raised flower bed


Great for small plants or flowers, raised beds have many advantages to bring to your garden design. One of the big benefits is that they provide great drainage so you don’t have to worry about the rain destroying your hard work. If you have pets, raised and enclosed beds can help keep your plants safe from when your dog gets to digging!


4. Build a backyard waterfall and pond oasis

home pond


Backyard garden waterfalls and ponds are a great way to create a mini oasis at your home. Imagine, relaxing on an Adirondack chair while listening to the sound of trickling water. You can even add some extra pizzazz by adding a water fountain to your pond!


Upgrade Your Lawn


1. Add a front lawn garden

front lawn garden


Adding a garden to your front yard is a great way to increase your home’s curb appeal. Bright flowers, shrubs and other plants can give your front yard that personal touch it needs. There are plenty of beautiful front yard ideas. For something simple but elegant, try using Gardenia for a classic look. You can also add pops of color using Petunia, roses and more!


2. Add stepping stones

paver patio with stepping stones


Stepping stones are a great way to create a path, and lead your guests where you want them to travel through your lawn. Adding stepping stones is also typically fairly easy, and do not need much additional work.


3. Incorporate a cozy firepit

do it yourself fire pit


What better way to add warmth and comfort to an outdoor space than a do it yourself fire pit? This can make a great place for family and guests to gather for outdoor entertainment. You can enjoy summer nights roasting s'mores and telling campfire stories with the family. Add seating around the pit, whether benches or chairs, and relax in your yard.


Use these tips to create the lawn of your dreams! Add even more personal touches by incorporating your favorite flowers, or maybe even décor that means something special to you!


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Topics Lawn and Garden