Decorating ideas for my outside front yard

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Decorating ideas for my outside front yard
Decorating scheme with a shepherd's hook and lantern. (Hemera Technologies/AbleStock.com/Getty Images)

There are some really easy front yard decorating ideas that can add tremendous curb appeal to your home. Even better, most are quick and inexpensive, especially if you already have the decorating items in your house or garden shed. You will be adding seasonal beauty to your home and are sure to get many compliments with any one of these ideas.

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The Garden Seat

Place your favourite cast iron or fake wicker garden seat in the centre of your front yard. If your house has shutters, paint the seat to match them. Place a plastic lawn tarp down in the centre spot and put crushed quartz over it prior to setting the seat down. You won't have the hassle of mowing under the seat. Add two small solar light poles on either side of it for nighttime appeal. Place a potted floral plant on the seat if you won't be sitting there.

Shepherd's Hook Lantern

Hang a vintage camping lantern or solar garden lantern on a shepherd's hook in the centre of your front lawn. Paint the lantern to match the trim or shutters on your house. Place a circular plastic lawn tarp down in the centre spot and put crushed quartz over it prior to sticking the shepherd's hook in the middle. The tarp diameter should be no greater than 25 inches. Place four to six solar light poles evenly spaced around the tarp edges. Place a potted floral plant in front of the shepherd's pole.

Front Boulder Garden

Place two large rocks or boulders in the centre of your front lawn at attractive angles to each other. Leave room between them to plant a perennial flower garden that you can enjoy year after year. Suggested perennial flowers are tulips, irises, daisies, phlox, black-eyed susans and sedum. This selection of flowers will ensure you have blooms from spring to the first frost in the fall. You can always add additional annuals each year for additional colour and variety.

Elegant Ornamental Tree

Place a large flower container in the centre of your front yard. Fake terra cotta containers are lightweight, beautiful choices. Plant an ornamental tree, like a Japanese maple or topiary, in the centre of the container. Place a circular plastic lawn tarp down in the centre of your yard and put crushed quartz over it prior to setting the ornamental tree container in the middle. Place four to six solar light poles evenly spaced around the tarp edges.

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