Yard Furniture for the Nature-Loving Family First impressions are everything. When you’re neighbor sees your house, you want them to they have the best neighbors in the world. This entails having a house with a nice-looking external trim, a door that doesn’t have brass claw knockers and a yard that doesn’t look like a carbon copy of the Adams family’s. It’s not necessary to possess a house that looks like it was warped out of the Lilly Pulitzer Bedding, but neatness and taste are a big plus on the Neighbor of The Year scale. The first thing people see is the yard. Before the Johnson’s can go ring the doorbell, they have to go through the front yard. Garden gnomes are passé. Rabid guard dogs scream paranoid freaks of nature. What else can you put there besides flowers and Bermuda? It’s not rocket science but it does require an adequate amount of hindsight before you start on the inside of your house. In case you are unable to entertain inside your house, what do you do? A good neighbor shows initiative and finds a way to entertain the friendly neighbors either way. If you don’t have a porch, you might want to think about getting your front yard a couple of picnic benches. Simple and classic, picnic benches are not only versatile but embodies the essence of classic suburbia, making your homeowner’s association membership look stellar in the neighbors’ eyes. Aside from being a cozy addition to your front yard, you can use it to entertain friends and visitors on a sunny day. You can even serve juice and tea while chatting about this and that. Picnic benches are perfect for family reunions, Fourth of July barbeques or for decorative purposes only. Picnic benches are also perfect for those who live in areas where sunny days are a normal occurrence. Rainstorms rarely occur, snow is nothing but an urban legend and the thought of a cloudy day just seems plain depressing. Who could resist the urge to stay outside, eat lunch and just enjoy the wonderful weather? Visit your local furniture dealer and see if they can provide you with a quality set and if that doesn’t work, just go online and find the kind that you want. Transactions are easier and there is a wide range of choices for you to peruse. You might even find that special picnic bench that you had in your mind. It may be an exact replica from the Yogi Bear show, or one that has special modifications like detachable trash bins, glass tops or custom decorated to please different tastes. If you’re looking for something a little more special and unique, there’s always the option of making your own. You can decorate it any way you want and add as much seating space as you want. You can even modify the table to hold more than a couple of picnic baskets and plates of food. Picnic benches are underrated at best and maybe it’s time for you to open your mind to the possibilities to home and garden décor that lies close to nature and makes your home a cozier place to live in.