Many hardscape or landscaping projects can take weeks to design, build, and complete. While large projects like paver driveways and ornately designed patios are beautiful and should definitely be part of your dream outdoor space, it can be satisfying to tackle a smaller DIY project and see an improvement in just a weekend. Here are six great DIY projects to improve your outdoor space in one weekend- or even one day!
Update your outdoor lighting
Outdoor lighting can accent your favorite landscaping features, guide guests to your home, increase safety, and so much more. Spend the weekend adding beautiful pillar lights around your patio to keep your summer barbeques going well after sundown or adding accent lights that illuminate your lush garden. All of our outdoor lighting options are extremely durable so your weekend project will last for years to come.
Build a firepit
Firepits bring people together around cozy flames, evening conversations, and more s’mores than one can count. Building a firepit may seem like a daunting task, but we offer firepit kits that make the process easy and completely accomplishable in one weekend. They come with the pavers and the insert you need to shape and build your firepit so your family can enjoy a warm evening by the fire in no time.
Line your landscaping with river rocks
River rocks can help prevent erosion, keep weeds from growing out of control, and offer a beautiful accent for flower beds, walkways, and more. River rocks are often used near water structures like rivers or waterfalls but they can be used wherever you see fit! Use river rocks over a weed barrier in your garden, as a decorative and functional liner along the sides of your walkway, or use them as filler between large stepping stones on a path. River rocks can make a great addition to any landscape and the possibilities are nearly endless.
Lay a paver walkway
A paver walkway is a great first paver project that you can accomplish in hardly any time at all. If you’re looking to save time, opt for a simple paver design or patterned pavers that can cover more area with each stone.
To help take out some of the guesswork, we’ve assembled a tried-and-true, step-by-step guide to help you design and build a walkway you can be proud of. Check out our beginner’s guide for laying a paver walkway here.
Clean and seal your patio
We recommend you properly clean and seal your patio once every 3-5 years, so if you can’t remember the last time you did it, it might be time to tackle this little project once again. Our DIY Cleaner and Sealer Kit has everything you need - including the brush and foam roller - to get a natural, wet, or high sheen look on your patio.
Make a paver garden bed
Brick-like pavers make for great building blocks for lifted gardens, barriers around trees, and separators between your grass and the mulch of your flower bed. You can construct and seal and raised flower bed that may make gardening easier if you have a bad back or simply line your existing flower bed with pavers that offer a beautiful accent and can make your garden look more complete. This is also a great way to use leftover pavers from other projects, like your patio. Plus, your patio and flowerbed will match!