12 Tacky Lawn Ornaments You Need to See
These ornaments are tacky still, not yet kitsch, so stay away from them.
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.
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Stand Up Straight
So what would happen if we took the little old lady bending over in the garden idea and used it with a garden gnome? Gold, right? Well, this guy pushes the envelope of taste and tackiness. Put this guy away after storing your garden tools or know how to get rid of him at a garage sale.
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Use Your Head
An Easter Island head in your backyard will not make for an exotic look. It will, however, lead to confused looks, wondering why it’s there. Use your head in the garden and commit to memory these 10 important ways to save money in the garden.
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Even if you love dinosaurs, the garden is not the place for one. T-Rex here is going to tower over your plants and anytime you have people over it’ll be the first thing to draw their attention, thus taking away from the hard work you put into specifically organizing your garden. But if you fall on the kitsch and cutesy side of things, you’ll enjoy these 15 magical fairy gardens.
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Classic Pink Flamingos
You either love them or you hate them. One or two pink flamingos in a yard is kitchy. An entire flock is disconcerting!
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 due to your dog doing its business out there, take a look at our guide to bringing those patches back to life.
Imagine looking out your window and seeing this fella stomping all over your perfect backyard.
This mini water feature looks cute and provides that gently sound of bubbling water.
No round-up of lawn ornaments is complete without making mention of the ubiquitous garden gnome. Garden gnomes come in all shapes and sizes, but everyone knows that 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 them 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.
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.