If you’re bored with the way your yard and landscaping looks, you’re not alone. With so many of us in self-isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, our own front lawns have become our little oasis away from the world. But the same oasis day after day can leave us with something to be desired.

That said, if you’re looking to boost your landscaping game and turn your front yard into a project you can be proud of, here are four ways you can kick your landscaping up a notch and improve your yard.

Get planting with fall flowers

Your home’s landscaping says a lot about your house. That’s why 90% of real estate agents encourage homeowners to invest in landscaping prior to selling. If you’re feeling fiery, consider picking up some hardy garden mums from your local greenhouse to add some color to your yard. Mums are a fall-favorite because of their bright and bold colors. What’s more, when you get them in the ground during the late summer, they’ll last up until the first frost.

Boulder it up

If your yard is missing just a little something, consider using boulders as an accent piece. You can use natural stone, pea gravel, slate chips, or even concrete to create little pathways around your garden. What’s more, most concrete structures can last for more than 100 years, so you don’t need to worry about winter ruining your landscaping project once it’s done.

Just be sure to do your research on which products you use for natural stone or concrete since 90% of searchers haven’t made up their mind about a brand before starting their search. Check out reviews from previous customers.

Grow underused perennials

When it comes to perennials, chances are you think of the most popular ones like yarrow, daylilies, peonies, daffodils, and black-eyed Susans. It’s good to plant both perennials and annuals to ensure your yard is colorful year-round. But if you want to spice up your yard, consider planting underused perennials that are just as beautiful as their common counterparts.

Perennials like baptisia, Malva, gas plant, globe thistle, and bergenia can give your garden a softer look and just might have your neighbors taking a second look as they walk by. Just make sure to do your research on which perennials are best for your yard to ensure they’ll survive in your local climate.

Have fun with garden statues

A great way to take your landscaping up a notch while incorporating the rest of your family into your landscaping project is by having your kids help pick out fun garden statues. You don’t need to make any major investments. A few small garden gnomes will do. But picking out some figurines that make you smile or laugh can be a great way to give your yard a little more life.

The last thing you want is for your landscaping to make you more stressed. After all, your yard is your place to get away. By following the four tips above, you can feel more relaxed and confident in your landscaping.