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Decorating Your Lawn for Maximum Impact

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

Sometimes, a well-manicured lawn just is not enough to win that coveted "Lawn of the Month" award from your homeowner's association. But with these lawn decorating ideas, you are sure to put together a look that will win the contest and get rave reviews from your jealous neighbors.
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So the race is on to see who will win the next lawn award. You cut your lawn perfectly and you edge it ever so gently. You water it exactly like you are supposed to and provide it with life-giving nutrients. But you never wake up to the award sign in your front yard. What's missing? The answer might just be some creative lawn decoration.
  • Wood or Cement Benches. Decorating with a well-placed wooden or cement bench will do wonders for your lawn. Not only are they convenient and comfortable, but there is just something about a lawn with a wooden or cement bench. It gives the lawn an air of relaxation.
  • Trellis. A bamboo or wooden trellis is a great decorating idea for you to add to your lawn. Your trellis can be decorated with vines and flowers. You can even build a walkway from your home right up to and through the trellis into your backyard. This is a very chic project.
  • Pond and Fountain. For the water and fish lovers, decorating with a pond or fountain in your lawn will give it that wildlife refuge look. Get a good contractor with a reputation for installing ponds and fountains, and you will soon catch the eye of everyone in the neighborhood.
  • Rock Trail. Soft, round stones are a very beautiful and extremely affordable. A trip to your local home and garden center will provide you with several styles to choose from for decorating. A rock trail around your home is great for the view as well as getting in your daily exercise.
  • Pine Straw Islands. Pine Straw islands are a great decorating idea if you want to reduce the overall size of your lawn. You can also plant flowers and shrubbery in your pine straw beds to add to the aura of your lawn. Pine straw is easily obtained and affordable, as well.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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