Atlanta -- Landscaping is the most popular outdoor do-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement New Year’s resolution project. According to a recent online survey of 540 homeowners by the Home Projects Council (HPC), homeowners selected landscaping (15.2%), planting a garden (13.5%) and building a deck (6.3%) as the top three outdoor DIY home improvement New Year’s resolution projects.
Landscaping is defined as improving the appearance of an outdoor area with design elements like stepping stones, benches, fountains, waterfalls, and other hardscapes features. By comparison, planting a garden pertains only to transforming an outdoor area into a space where plants, flowers, fruits and vegetables are grown. Nearly 43% of the survey respondents plan to spend more money and nearly 45% plan to spend more time on outdoor DIY home improvement projects in 2014 when compared to last year.