For an alphabetical list of all items that have appeared in a Sim's yard, see the Yard Category Page.
You can expand the size of your yard by expanding lot size.
Weeds are plants that appear randomly on your lot each day. They will only appear on unobstructed tiles - that is, places where you do not have objects or rooms for your house. Floor tiles will not prevent weeds from appearing, so if you have made a "deck" outside a room, weeds will poke up through this.
Your Sim can expend energy to remove weeds, or just leave them for decoration. You cannot place items (or house parts) over weeds, so if you plan on adding more rooms to your house you will have to eventually remove the weeds.
Special / Limited Time Weeds
These weeds only appeared during special times of the year. Removing these weeds randomly drops special backpack items relevant to the weekly theme.
Animals & Lot Items
Animals and Lot Items will appear temporarily in your yard. If you log out, they will disappear. If you leave your lot to visit a friend, they will still be there when you return home.
These are the animals that regularly appear in your yard. Your Sim can photograph animals to gain XP and coins. Taking a picture of these will also sometimes drop a Muse. Once you photograph the animals, they will become startled and leave your lot.
These animals and items only appear during special times of the year. Taking pictures of the animals and investigating the objects will randomly drop special backpack items relevant to the weekly theme.
Treasure drops also appear randomly on your lot each day. Your Sim can interact with them to get coins, social points and backpack items. They will remain on your lot when you log out of the game.
Regular Treasure Drops
These will appear any time of the year on your lot. You can get Bling from these items.
Limited Time Treasure Drops
These treasure drops only appear during special times of the year. Interacting with these will randomly drop special backpack items relevant to the weekly theme.