By David Paredez
A great way to get into the spirit of spring is to upgrade your yard with some attractive Garden Décor. This can be one of your best investments to not only add value to your yard but to make it beautiful for years to come. If you are looking for some ideas to decorate your yard, keep in mind that it doesn't have to be expensive or time consuming to do.
All you need is a little imagination and a little initiative to turn your yard into a creative masterpiece. A great place to get started is your local hardware or home center. Not only will you find some of the items you may be looking for but some stores carry publications dedicated to decorating a yard.
You may even want to stop by nearest bookstore or newsstand and look for ideas through some of the home & garden magazines they may have available. You may also want to visit a friend or neighbor's house just to see and get a feel for what is possible for your yard.
There are more choices today than ever before. You may want to start out small and add a bird house, bird feeder or bird bath to your yard or hang a decorative wind chime on your porch. Lawn ornaments are a favorite of many as are garden plaques to spruce up the dull cinder block walls surrounding a yard.
Adding a statue or a fountain to your yard is a great way to give it some flare. In recent years they have come down in price and are now available in different styles. You can now add cherubs, angles, animals and even children playing to any area of your yard.
If you want to add beautiful plants but don't have the room to plant them, you may look to add them in decorative pottery. You can find different shapes; sizes and many are now hand painted. Decorative plant shelves and racks are also available.
If you have a tree, you may want to add a hammock. What a treat relaxing under the cool shade during a hot summer day! They come in different styles and colors and if you don't have a tree, don't worry, you can purchase a stand in which the hammock is hung on.
Once you get the items you want, experiment a little. Play around with where you may think an item looks best. This is where all the fun is! A Cherub statue may look better in the south corner of your yard next to the fence rather than in the middle of the yard, for example. You can always change your mind later.
Whether you have a large or small yard, it will only take a few items to really change the overall affect of your yard. You will be surprised with what you can create. Most importantly you will have fun doing it.
Written by David H. Paredez @2008 - All Rights reserved
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