Lawn Design pictures

March 11, 2017
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Part 1

Designing the lawn sign
  1. Plan the content of the sign. Keep the text short, pithy and clear. Too much text will detract from the message you want to get across. Write your message; then spend plenty of time editing it and culling it until it's short but still gets across the point you wish to make.
    • If you have a slogan, this can be an eye-catching way to get people to stop and read the sign.
  2. Find a great image for the lawn sign. This could be any number of things but should relate directly to what the sign is about. For example, it might be the face of a real estate agent or politician, a key room in the house you're selling or a desirable item in your yard sale.
    • If you want to use a series of images, such as for a house and its interior, try to keep it all as one image in the same position, but use a left or right side cascading line up of smaller images alongside a large image. This can be a great way of showing off a few rooms in a house without losing the impact of the main image.
  3. Consider adding a logo if it's relevant. If this sign is selling something or promoting someone from a business or political party, a logo should be added. The position and size of the loge will be determined, primarily, by the amount of text and the image size, so be prepared to play around with the design until everything looks balanced and pleasing.
  4. Image titled Design an Attractive Lawn Sign Step 2Choose a good font. The font should be easy to read and capable of being seen from a distance. Usually black will be the best color for the lettering, although this will depend on the background color you're using.
  5. Choose a pleasing color that complements the other sign elements. The background color will depend partly on the image and message. For example, if the image is very colorful, keep the background plain (perhaps solid white). If the image is simple and would look good against a bold color such as red, then perhaps that will be the best choice.
  6. Use a software program to design the sign, For example, Photoshop, Illustration, or Indesign. Send this file to the sign printer. They will cue you if any changes are needed.
  7. Find a printer who is able to print signs. Usually the sign will be done on plastic board, as this is durable and can withstand rain.Image titled Design an Attractive Lawn Sign Step 3 However, you can also make your own sign using paper (printed from your computer and carefully pieced together) and plywood (or similar thin wood), then painting a waterproofing sealant over the top.
    • If using a professional printer, ring around to get the best rate.

Part 2

Setting up the lawn sign
  1. Position the lawn sign where it will be eye-catching and appealing. Stand on the curb and take a good look at the area where you plan to position the sign. Take a walk by and drive by as well, to see which positions are most likely to capture passers-by's attention. Choose the spot only after you have done this.
  2. Attach the sign to a stake. The height of the stake should be such that any person targeted can see it best. If you plan for people in vehicles to see it with ease, this might be lower than if you intend for a lot of people walking to see it. Again, you'll need to judge this according to the context.
  3. Image titled Design an Attractive Lawn Sign Step 4Ensure that nothing is blocking the line of sight to the lawn sign. Check that tree branches, other signs or poles, etc. are not blocking the sign once you've put it up. If they are, you'll need to shift it.
  4. Maintain the sign. It's easy to stick a sign in the ground and forget about it. However, for the sake of keeping the sign attractive and fresh, keep an eye on how it is faring. This includes checking for graffiti, breakage, the sign coming away from its stake, or weathering. If it needs to be replaced or updated, don't hesitate. This will avoid shabby presentation and ensure that your message portrays professionalism when it goes out to the public.

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  • Avoid adding too many embellishments to the sign. These will detract from the message and can overload the sign. Keep the message/slogan, logo, and image as the primary feature elements.
  • Be sure to use contrasting colors to attain a wow factor and boost the appeal of the services, goods, or promises being offered. This will make your presentation "pop."
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Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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