Top 10 Home Exterior Landscaping Ideas

Hisako Doose

Introduction

When it comes to home outdoor landscaping ideas, you can never have too many! So if you’re looking for inspiration, here are some of the best options out there:

Fences

Fences are an important part of any home landscaping. Fences should be a good height and well maintained, made of durable materials, and in good condition. They should also be painted regularly so that they don’t look old or damaged.

Paths

Paths are a great way to direct foot traffic and help people navigate your yard. They can be made from brick, stone, or gravel and will help separate different sections of the yard. Paths also connect the house to the yard–they’re typically found leading up to a front door or garage door.

Outdoor Shelters

Shelters are one of the most versatile outdoor projects you can undertake. They can provide shade for your patio or deck, protection from rain and snow, a place to hang out when it’s too hot or cold outside, and even an extra room in which to entertain guests.

The design of shelters varies greatly depending on what they’re being used for–shade is usually preferable over sun protection because it doesn’t require any special materials (other than wood). However, if you want to build something that will keep out rain or snow with little maintenance required afterward then some kind of waterproofing will be necessary. This might mean building with concrete blocks instead of bricks; applying special coatings like Teflon; covering everything with tarps before laying down sod; etc., depending on how much time/money/effort you’re willing invest into making sure nothing gets wet inside!

Ponds and Water Features

One of the most beautiful ways to bring tranquility to your garden is by adding a pond. Ponds are also great for bringing wildlife into your garden, and can be used as a natural water feature, such as a small swimming pool or fountain.

If you’re interested in adding a pond or other type of water feature to your home landscape design but don’t know where to start, we’ve got some helpful tips that will help get you started on this project today!

Outdoor Furniture and Features

Outdoor Furniture and Features

  • Outdoor furniture: This can be anything from deck chairs to benches, but it’s important that you choose furniture that is both functional and stylish. You also want to make sure it’s made of durable materials like wood or metal so that it lasts through the weather and seasons. If you have kids in your family, consider purchasing some kid-friendly outdoor seating as well; they’ll love having their own space where they can play games with their friends or relax after school!
  • Outdoor features: These include ponds, waterfalls (both indoor/outdoor), fountains and fire pits–all things that add beauty while also functioning as additional sources of entertainment for your guests when they visit your home during warm weather months!

Lighting

Lighting can be used to make your home more welcoming, highlight features of your home, and create a unique look. It’s also a great way to add safety measures that may be necessary depending on where you live.

If you’re planning on adding lighting around the exterior of your house, consider these ideas:

  • Motion sensors can be used around doorways or windows so they turn on automatically when someone approaches them. They’re fairly inexpensive and easy to install yourself if you have basic electrical skills (or know someone who does).
  • Outdoor spotlights are helpful for highlighting features such as gardens or statues without wasting energy with bright floodlights throughout the night when no one will really see them anyway! They can also be used as temporary spotlights during parties or outdoor events at night time since they won’t blind anyone walking by with bright white light shining into their eyes like standard indoor spotlights would do during daytime hours when everyone needs their night vision intact so they don’t trip over stuff while trying not fall down stairs while walking outside towards cars parked nearby…you get my point here right?

Plants and Flowers

  • Choose plants that are native to your area. If you live in a temperate climate, consider planting deciduous trees and shrubs. Evergreen trees and shrubs may be better suited to colder climates such as Florida or California.
  • Perennials are a good choice for the long term, since they come back every year without replanting. They’ll also help fill in bare spots in your landscape over time (which can happen when removing invasive vines). Consider what kinds of plants would look best with those already on your property before deciding where they should go!
  • Decide what you want to grow, and where you want it to grow! You might even want some flowers here and there–but don’t forget about all those other things that need sunlight too! If possible try using containers instead so there’s no digging involved; just make sure whatever container material used won’t cause damage from frosting up during winter months – otherwise known as “freeze thaw cycles” which could lead towards cracking paint jobs due…

Conclusion

So, there you have it. Our top 10 home exterior landscaping ideas. Hopefully, you’re feeling inspired to get outside and start creating your own yard oasis!

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