Your Property Is Your Canvas: A Guide to DIY Landscaping

Written by Builders Sand & Gravel Inc. on . Posted in Blog

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Performing complicated landscaping projects gets such a bad reputation. If you look at these outdoor tasks as difficult work, it will feel like difficult work. But if you have a little fun with the planning process, get a little creative with the actual project, and do enough research to ensure that you know what you’re doing, these landscaping projects can actually be a lot of fun. 

According to a survey by Harris Poll for the National Association of Landscape Professionals, three-quarters of Americans, or 75%, believe that it is important to spend time outside in their yards. Not only will DIY landscaping projects give you a sense of accomplishment, they can also improve your property’s resale value and increase the amount of time you and your family spend outside.

Don’t just stop at your front and back yard, however. When it comes to DIY landscaping projects, your entire property is your canvas. Improving the look and feel of your lawn is always a great idea, but don’t forget about hardscapes such as driveways, patios, and terraces. According to a 2017 Houzz Landscape Trends survey, roughly 38% of all homeowners who were upgrading their driveways, pathways, patios, and terraces use crushed gravel or crushed rocks for these improvements. 

Keep in mind, however, if you are going to begin a major DIY landscaping project, you’re going to need the right kind of materials — as well as the necessary information on how to perform these tasks — before you begin. Without the proper knowledge or the right products, you’ll be able to begin these projects, but you likely won’t be able to actually see them through to completion. That’s why you need to contact credible topsoil delivery companies and building sand suppliers. These landscape material providers can deliver high quality crushed gravel, mulch, and other supplies necessary for all kinds of DIY projects directly to your home. 

If you want to learn more about ordering crushed gravel and washed gravel, rockery rocks, and other landscaping materials for various outdoor projects here in the Seattle region, contact Builders Sand and Gravel Inc. today.