A gorgeous garden complements the exterior of a home or business. However, gardens also require weeding, watering, and attentive care to keep them looking beautiful. Fortunately, manmade or non-living items can be incorporated into your garden. These items can provide added interest, cover soil that will not need to be tended, or contribute to your garden’s ambiance.
Boulders or Rocks
A large boulder or rock can add some natural beauty to a garden with minimal expense. Many people can find interesting boulders and move them to their gardens, or a landscaper may be able to provide boulders. It is also possible to purchase lightweight, fabricated boulders from gardening stores in a variety of colors and sizes. They are a terrific way to cover pipes or tree roots that may make it difficult to place plants in certain areas of your garden.
The soft gurgle of a birdbath fountain, or the sound of birds cooling off and chirping are sure to make one feel as though the warm weather is here. A birdbath can hide some soil and weeds, but if that is your goal, choose one that has a wide base.
Whether your taste is whimsical, woodsy, or artistic, there is probably a garden sculpture that will meet your budget and preference. Animals, gnomes, and other designs are available in a wide variety of materials, and many sculptures can handle outdoor weather the entire year.
Dangling a birdhouse from a branch will attract birds and allow you to see some species that might not visit your garden. The wide variety of available birdhouses can add an artistic element to your garden that invites the eye to travel upward.
Putting a bench in your garden provides the ability to relax and enjoy nature. Additionally, when one takes care of his garden, a bench is the perfect place to put tools, so they are easy to locate. Some benches have built-in storage, and others are purely decorative.
Enhancing your garden with decorative items is an excellent way to keep it looking fresh and exciting. Decorative garden items usually require less care than plants and often last for years.