11 Tacky Lawn Ornaments That Need to Stay In Storage
These lawn ornaments had a good run. Some of them were even funny when they first came out. Now, it's probably best to pack them up or replace them.
Use Your Head
An Easter Island head in your backyard will not make for an exotic look. It will, however, make your neighbors and guests wonder why it’s there. Use your head and commit to memory these 10 important ways to save money in the garden.
Even if you love dinosaurs, the garden is not the place for one. T-Rex here will tower over your plants, drawing visitors’ attention to him and not the hard work you put into specifically organizing your garden. But if you favor the kitschy and cutesy side of things, you’ll enjoy these 15 magical fairy gardens.
Classic Pink Flamingos
You either love them or hate them. One or two pink flamingos in a yard is kitschy. An entire flock is disconcerting! If you prefer songbirds to flamingos, here are 16 birdhouse ideas you’ll love.
Not-So-Hot Diggity Dog
This little doggie backside will surely cause a few double-takes! You could even throw a little loose dirt behind him to add to the illusion.
If your lawn has dead patches from your dog doing its business, take a look at our guide to bringing those dead grass patches back to life.
Imagine looking out your window and seeing this fella stomping all over your perfect backyard. Build a lovely DIY brick path, so Bigfoot won’t ruin your lawn.
This mini-water feature looks cute and provides that gentle sound of bubbling water. This fish statue would be the perfect addition to your DIY backyard pond and waterfall. Yes, you can build a backyard pond yourself!
No round-up of plastic tacky lawn ornaments is complete without the ubiquitous garden gnome. They come in all shapes and sizes, but everyone knows no self-respecting gnome would live in a fairy garden. Or would they? Check out these 15 clever fairy gardens to see for yourself.
Meerkats are adorable. But do you really want a mob (yes – that’s really the word for a group of meerkats) taking up residence in your garden?
If you’re battling an invasion of squirrels, rabbits or deer in your garden, check out our handy hints for discouraging pests and keeping them in the wild where they belong.
Wouldn’t your kids or grandkids be delighted to find a unicorn dozing on your deck or patio? We can safely say, you’d be the only house on the block with one of these! Want to get those kids interested in DIY? Here are 12 perfect projects to get them started.
Little Old Lady Gardening
It seems like the woman bent over in the garden has been around since the beginning of time and maybe it’s time to stop trotting her out every summer. If it got a laugh the first time you put it out, it probably hasn’t since. Save your money the next time you’re at the home center so you can pick up other unusual items you didn’t know you could find there, like creepy tree people.
Cascading Water Fountain
A water feature can be a focal point in the garden, and the sound of moving water is relaxing. These free-standing fountains with an electrical cord coming out the back are not everyone’s cup of tea, however.
If you’d like a natural-looking waterfall in your yard, check out this complete guide to building your own backyard waterfall in less than a day.