6 Outdoor DIY Projects for Your Home
Upgrade your outdoor space with these easy ideas—no pros required.
A version of this article originally appeared on Learnvest.com.
We get it. It’s been a long winter, and you simply haven’t been able to find the time in your busy schedule to pull up those weeds or fix that broken fence post.
But now that temps are on the rise, it could be a good time to roll up your sleeves and start giving the outside of your home a little post–polar vortex TLC—especially if you’re thinking about putting your place on the market in the near future.
“Curb appeal is all about first impressions,” says Jeff Wilson, author of “The Greened House Effect,” who has appeared on HGTV and the DIY Network. “Whether or not a home is fit as a fiddle, nobody will believe you if it doesn’t look like it. So while you should never mask something like major structural flaws, putting your best foot forward just makes sense.”
But this doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands on contractors or supplies to give your abode a spruce up. In fact, Wilson suggests tackling tasks that will give you the biggest bang for your curb-appeal buck … yourself.
So with Wilson’s help, we’ve rounded up six ways to freshen up your home’s exterior for $200 or less. Added bonus? All of them are DIYs you can wrap up in a weekend.