How To Decorate Your Outdoor Space Well Sort Out Your Lawn If your lawn’s looking a bit sad, you can either invest in artificial grass or get your hands dirty. Artificial grass comes in different pile heights. Usually used in arenas for sports, it is now becoming increasingly popular in residential homes since it is low maintenance. The preservation will be free for the next 15-25 years. If you do decide to stick to real grass and want your lawn to be lush for spring, there are a few things you must do. Test the soil, make the selection of fertilizer and use pre-emergent herbicides that target weeds before they have a chance to sprout. Make sure you overseed in spring to help fill in any patches with a quality seed. Water the lawn twice per day and let your lawn grow. Plan for Each Plant Planting isn’t always simple and it will be best if you plan well in advance where to plant what. Shrubs and bushes are great for framing after which you can infill with beautiful, flowering plants. Choose different types of flowers and plant them in spots that get good sunlight and water them frequently. Arrange them in repeated patterns for a coordinated and harmonious effect. You could also consider companion planting. Grouping flowers and vegetables together in the same beds helps save space and boosts your yields. A Comfortable Seating Area Whether you put benches made out of recycled pallets or invest in a garden sofa, you need to create a seating area in your garden. If you are looking for a more creative idea, tile a garden bench or add a simple wood and iron park bench in your favorite color. If space allows it, consider also having a table and add planters overflowing with anything from tomatoes to wildflowers. Get Creative With Ornaments Ornaments can help attach another dimension and give a year-round appeal to your garden. They can guide you with shaping and using your outdoor space. You can add lights, an indispensable feature in creating an atmosphere in your garden. You could place a fountain and create an oasis in your backyard. Add a pond or birdbath to your garden. It may require you to invest time and effort, but over time, you can add some surrounding flowers, lily pads, and fish. You may also attract some beneficial insects, frogs, and turtles.