DIY Tips for Simple Landscape Design Improvements

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Do You Have a Boring Landscape? Add Some Character!

When most people think of landscaping, they think of planting trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials. Landscaping, however, encompasses your entire outdoor scheme, from greenery to gazebo. Your stone pathway is as much a part of your landscape as the flower beds that decorate it's sides.

Outdoor installations need not be extravagant pathways, waterfall or gazebos, though. There are a great number of inexpensive decorations that can improve lawn easily. Here are 5 of the most popular lawn decorations that can help you express yourself through your lawn without breaking your budget.

Decorative Stakes

Decorative stakes afford a mind-bogglingly wide range of style for almost every taste and whimsy. This makes lawn stakes a great idea for the homeowner who is just making the first foray into lawn and garden decor. Lawn stakes are incredibly simply to install. All you need is a mallet, a stake and a lawn to put it in.

What makes the lawn stake an especially good idea for the newbie landscaper is the fact that, if you get tired of the decorative stake, it is infinitely easier to remove than that gaudy fountain you put in (much to the dismay of your neighbors). From pinwheels, to decorative suns and moons, to the ever-popular pink flamingo, lawn stakes are easily the most simple and affordable means of dressing up your lawn or garden.

Everybody Loves Gnomes

The Gnome

Lawn gnomes have long been a classic amongst gardening enthusiasts and are becoming even more popular in recent years thanks to their use in some catchy television advertisements. It's no wonder that so many gardeners are so taken with gnomes. It's hard not to fall for their cute, chubby little faces. In fact, it's hard not to get a bit carried away when it comes to the cute little garden protectors. One gnome, purchase to add a bit of whimsical fun to your garden, can very easily turn into a collection.


Planters are a very inexpensive way to beef up your landscaping scheme. Dual planters in front of entryways or at the end of your drive at a touch of elegance and symmetry to your landscape while helping to protect your investment into your plants. Planters can be found in a wide variety of styles from whimsical to elegant.


Birdbaths are the very height of form and functionality. Beyond being aesthetically appealing in and of themselves, they provide a draw for one of the greatest secondary benefits of landscaping: our fine feathered visitors. Birdbaths come in a myriad of styles, from simple to ornate. Whatever you want your lawn to say, you can say it better with a birdbath.


Fountains are a classic in the realm of lawn and garden decor. Though many of us tend to think of exotic and high priced fountains, there are a wide number of inexpensive, yet attractive fountains available to add a "splash" of variety to your landscape. Whether you prefer the simplistic cascading fountain, or a cheeky cherub making a splash, there is a fountain to suit any taste.

Now that you've got some great looking lawn accessories, it's time for you to have a great looking lawn. We are the Orlando Landscape Design experts. Give us the opportunity to help you! Call us today at 407-378-5366.