Outdoor Decorating Made Easy

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Let’s take interior design outside. The same principles that apply to decorating rooms in your home apply to any outdoor living space.

Let’s start with plants. Think of them in design terms such as color, texture and scale, and then apply those principles accordingly. Whether in the ground or in containers, plant and flower arrangements are powerful accents to a broader landscape.

When planting in ground, use a premium soil such as Miracle Gro Garden Soil for Flowers and Vegetables to ensure the best success for your annuals and perennials. It improves existing soil to help build strong roots and feeds for up to three months.

Once your plants are in the ground, they need more than just water to thrive. Using Miracle Gro LiquaFeed Universal Feeder provides the ultimate flexibility to help you easily feed your plants the right amount of food as you water. Simply attach to your spigot to turn any watering device into a garden feeder.

Here’s a simple design hint: Creating beds using asymmetric designs or with softer curves can turn a basic backyard shape into something spectacular. With the right edging, from Roman Stone rubber edging to Rumblestone to No-Dig edging, you can add the perfect finishing touch.

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With the right container, the accents and color influences can continue throughout the yard and right onto the patio. Small containers are perfect for brightening table settings, mantels, walls and windowsills. Larger containers not only create focal points, they allow you to break up long, colorless spaces.

And remember that the container itself, from wicker baskets to colorful ceramics to the clean lines of terra cotta, can make a powerful design statement. You should use a mix specifically designed for use in containers, such as Miracle Gro Moisture Control Potting Mix. Not only does it protect against over- and under-watering, it feeds your plants for up to six months.

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When entertaining, it’s always good to think beyond the basics. Don’t simply barbecue, create the aura of an outdoor kitchen. With simple outdoor tableware and table settings featuring fresh flowers and produce from your own yard or garden, you create a bigger focal point that features the natural benefits of your space. When those colorful touches are actually used in the meal, or in a self-serve drink bar, it really brings everything together.

Using the basics of outdoor décor, you’re able to open your home beyond the typical gathering. With a smart eye to your own sense of design, you are able to connect your inside aesthetic to the look and feel of your outside living space.

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