Lawn & Garden

Great Outdoor Decoration Projects

Have you thought about making some decorative improvements to your yard or garden lately? No matter what your mechanical or artistic skill level, there are things you can do to improve the look of your yard. Below are some decoration ideas as well as some suggestions on how to complete the project.

Brick Patio

If you have a back porch or a large open space in front of your front door, then one way to decorate the area is to create a brick patio. The easiest way to do this is to lay bricks down on the long side so they are as flat as possible. If you are worried about the bricks becoming loose, then you can pour quick-dry cement over the area and spread it out to fill in the cracks. Depending on where you are making this patio, you might need a lot of bricks. If this is the case, check out a brick supplier to see if you can get a discount for buying in bulk.

Potted Plants

If you love the look of plants but don’t want to get down and dirty in a garden, then decorating your porch and the surrounding area with potted plants could be the best solution for you. Just make sure that you pick plants that are small enough to thrive in pots. Flowers are great for this, but trees and shrubs may need more space. Another great benefit of planting in pots is that you can bring the plants indoors when the weather gets cold.

Bird Feeders

One way to invite more natural beauty into you yard is to put up bird feeders. When birds know there is good available to them, whether it is in the form of seeds or nectar, they will be more likely to show up in an area. As a bonus, some bird feeders make for pretty decorations on their own. If you are worried about inviting in pests instead of birds, then you can check out some squirrel-proof bird feeders. While these are not always 100% capable of preventing squirrels from getting food, they can help somewhat. Either way, birds will still be attracted to the area.

If you want to make your yard look like it’s straight of of a home and garden magazine, then try some of these ideas. They require little to no skill, but when you are done, it may look like a professional landscaper came around to help.