3 DIY weekend Hardscape projects to beautify a home’s outdoor spaces, by EP Henry

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Do-it-yourself has always been a source of pride and frugality for the American homeowner. 3 simple Hardscape projects can raise a landscape’s wow factor in a weekend.

Do-it-yourself has always been a source of pride and frugality for the American homeowner. 3 simple Hardscape projects can raise a landscape’s wow factor in a weekend.

According to the Home Improvement Research Institute, homeowners are happier with the final results of DIY projects than ones completed by others. Fire pits, edging, and garden walls are DIY projects that raise the landscape’s aesthetics and increase the enjoyment of a home’s outdoor area. These projects can be completed by a homeowner in a weekend, and saving on labor costs often stretches the budget to cover bonuses like garden accessories or patio furniture.

Fire Pits

Building stone elements is a time-honored way to expand the functionality of outdoor spaces. DIYers can install a fire pit without needing special knowledge of masonry or landscaping.

Stone manufacturers offer pre-packaged kits for fire pits. The manufacturer has done the measuring, fitting and planning of the project. The homeowner only has to choose the right kit and follow the instructions for installation. A fire pit can be the starting point for a private oasis in the backyard. Many kits come in various sizes, stones and colors, making it easy to match the patio and the home’s exterior.

Stone edging

Adding stone borders to garden elements is another popular DIY project that brings amazing results. Walkways can be emphasized and widened by lining the edges with stone. Trees can become focal elements by circling them with decorative edge stones. Walkways, flower beds, driveway edges and tree bases are all good candidates for stone edging. Edgestone doesn’t require mortar, is super easy to install and looks fantastic. It can be a DIY to do with older kids.

Garden walls

A low garden wall is a simple project that is flexible enough to fit into any space. Garden walls add emphasis and draw the eye to beautiful greenery. They jazz up a plain landscape that would otherwise be overlooked. Overly angular landscapes and architecture can be softened with curved garden walls around flower beds. Low garden walls can define and elevate flower beds and landscaping along the home’s front exterior. Stone manufacturers and their distributors have the materials, instructions and advice to guide a DIY-er in installing a garden wall. It’s a simple project that has huge impact on the landscape.

About EP Henry®

EP Henry® is the oldest American family-owned and operated manufacturer of unit concrete products in North America. Based in Woodbury, New Jersey, EP Henry manufactures a wide range of Hardscaping™ paving stone and retaining wall products, including their new line of ColorTech™ integrally sealed paving stones. ColorTech™ provides “Advanced Protection. Enhanced Color.™" EP Henry also offers beautiful patio pavers, outdoor kitchen kits, garden wall solutions and more to homeowners throughout the Mid-Atlantic states. For more information on EP Henry Hardscaping products, visit EPHenry.com or call 800-44-HENRY (800-444-3679).

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