7 Low-Maintenance Ways to Make Your Garden or Yard Pop

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7 Low-Maintenance Ways to Make Your Garden or Yard Pop

 Your yard is usually the first thing people notice about your house, but landscaping can be costly and time-consuming. The good news is, you don’t necessarily need a green thumb to have a yard that stands out from the rest. Adding garden decor is the perfect way to beautify your outdoor space without having to reach for a shovel and gardening gloves.

 Check out these seven low-maintenance ways to make your garden or yard pop.

    1. String Lights

Weatherproof string lights are a great way to add a charming and romantic ambiance to your yard. Hang them from your house, fence, or trees. These are the perfect addition to fire pits or for relaxing under the moonlight. Edison-style bulbs, like these from Amazon, are trendy for creating a casual yet vintage-inspired environment.

Photo: CountryLiving.com

    2. Plant Markers

DIY plant markers are a creative and inexpensive way to spruce up your vegetable, fruit, or herb garden while keeping it organized. They’re also a fun way to get the kids involved. Upcycle mason jars or spoons or collect and paint rocks to create your very own plant markers.

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   3. Customized Metal Signs

Adding signs as garden decor is as low maintenance as it gets. Here at Mills Farm, we offer customized garden signs cut from metal that will add a pop of personality to the exterior of your home. Order a personalized sunflower for each of your children or show some pride with a family tree. For even more color, consider an iridescent hummingbird sign.

Photos: MillsFarmNebraska.com


     4. Bird Feeders

Hanging bird feeders is a classic way to add charm and excitement to your yard. Not only will it act as decor, but it will also attract beautiful birds to your yard. Get creative and show off your personality with unique bird feeders like the ones pictured below.

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       5. Garden Edging

Garden edging distinguishes your garden from the rest of your yard and adds definition. Some applications of garden edging may require a professional landscaper, but there are less expensive and more creative ways to get the job done yourself, such as the example below.

Photo: Thegardenglove.com



   6. Stepping Stones

Create symmetry in your yard with a stepping stone pathway. Go for the natural stone look, add color and pretty designs, or get them personalized in honor of your loved ones. However you use them, stepping stones will surely add character and charm to your yard. 

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      7. Wind Chimes

Last, but certainly not least, wind chimes are the perfect way to round out the whimsical and playful ambiance of your yard or garden. LED wind chimes can shine light on your garden through the night, and wind chimes with planters can hold your favorite miniature plants.

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