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Elevating Your Landscape With Garden Art

Treat your landscape to some serious appeal from spring to fall by using different garden art ornaments. You dont even have to spend much or anything at all. Add a more interesting dimension to your garden with the help of inexpensive or recycled objects.

1. Go for a certain look. You can rely on the patina of antiquated ornaments to provide your garden that lived-in appearance. Your landscape will have that look of having grown forever. An old world style is another desirable look to go for: simply place an old fountain in the converging point of your garden paths.

2. Go natural. Use stones and sticks to create eye-catching garden posts. Make a post by bundling the sticks, place a smooth rock on its surface, then set a spherical rock on top as a finishing touch. You may also make use of your existing collection of plants: Showcase the inherently architectural look of your Italian cypresses.

3. Do the drama. Garden entrances can be dressed up to add a mysterious feel to your small landscape: installing a gate made of wrought iron is your best bet. Create paths and passageways that connect a series of separate spaces, and then finish off with some well-placed ornaments, such as tree-hung lanterns. The latter has the power to affect how you feel as you take a stroll on your garden, especially if you place a curved bench in a nap-conducive spot.

4. Create unusual displays from repurposed objects. Pot perch. Recycled materials are great for adding splashes of color in your garden. Transform an old chair with a fresh coat of vibrant paint, then use it as a perch for your favorite flower pot. Checkerboard nook. Paint a checkerboard on the surface of an old stump; place a couple of twig chairs next to it and youve got yourself an instant play area. Mosaic art. Create various mosaic works of art pebble- and tile-embellished pots, benches, birdbaths and stepping-stones are just some of the easy projects you can work on. Collection showcase. A number of garden art items placed next to each other look more striking than a single object. Line up your prized flower pot collection in carefully selected spots in your garden. You can also place your kids colorful watering cans on top of your herb gardens ledges. Painted scenes. Your lilies can use a beautiful backdrop to set their purple and blue colors off perfectly. Paint an image of a whimsical fairy on your garden shed.

It is possible to see that hard landscaping ideas go much farther than simply large rocks and decking.

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