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landscaping for the fun of kids

My name is Amelia - welcome to my blog! I am the mother of four very active boys ranging from 9 years to 3 years. When I am making improvements around my home and my property, I try to focus on how I can make those improvements while keeping things fun for the kids. This past year, I worked with a landscaper to create an outdoor environment that was fun for the kids, but looked nice from the road. I wanted the landscaper to design some elements into the yard that the kids could limb around on and let their imaginations run wild without having to worry about things getting destroyed in the process.

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Creating A Magical Garden In Your Own Yard

There is something magical about nature. Emphasizing this magical theme in your garden can be very effective. By using magical creatures such as fairies and gnomes, you can create your own mystical garden in your own back yard.

Take Advantage of Wild Flowers

Create a space in your yard for wildflowers to grow. You can purchase wild flower seed bags that have a wide variety of species. You choose your location and pour a generous portion of seeds over the area and then water it regularly for one week to keep the ground moist.

Include honeysuckle and trumpet creeper in your wildflower section because these flowers are great for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds. Your garden will feel much more magical with these beautiful birds and insects regularly visiting.

Small trees can also be used in your garden. Weeping dwarf trees are very beautiful with a long flowering season. Other ornamental trees like the royal empress or the cassia tree can create a magical feel.

Use Décor Sparingly

Fairies and gnomes are known for being elusive. If you overload your garden with yard decorations, you could ruin the feeling you are going for. Instead choose a minimal number of decorations to scatter throughout your landscape.

Garden gnomes should not be placed near plants with creeping vines. You can place one out in the open, as a welcoming gesture. Small gnomes look great underneath a manicured hedge or bush. You can get a sneak peak at one in the few inches between the bush and the ground.

Decorate Your Trees

Lawn décor companies are coming up with more ways to show your personality through your lawn, including through decorations that go on your tree. Different gnomes and fairies can be securely attached to your tree.

Another fun option is to purchase a 'face' for your tree. The face is commonly made out of a plastic that is made to look like wood. You want to make sure that you choose matching decorations. For example, don't put an aspen tree face on an oak tree in your yard. It will stand out, and not in a good way.

Other stores sell fairy doors and windows that you easily mount on to a tree with a couple of screws. They are something unique that you won't see everywhere else.

Pick Your Style

Your yard is going to look its best if it has one single style. Stick with a single color scheme so that as you walk through your garden there is an easy visual flow. There are a plethora of options for types of fairies and types of gnomes. Stick with all traditional or all modern. Mixing several traditional gnomes with modern, comical gnomes will make your garden feel out of sync.

For more information about landscape design, contact a professional like those at Done Right Landscapes.