There are many different styles of lawn and garden ornaments to choose from. Garden decorations can be small to large, stand alone, or even be created into a whole setting. There are gnomes and angels, as well as an abundance of different kinds of statures. These are not just limited here either, you can find just about any kind of animal, although frogs seem to be among the most popular. There are also ornaments that serve a dual function, like ornamental rocks that are also solar night lights, or fountains and even outdoor trains.
Just as there are an abundance of lawn and garden ornaments, there are just as many reasons that people put them in their gardens and lawns. Garden decorations can be functional, like to indicate what kinds of plants you are growing in a particular row, or some kind of animal or figure to ward off garden pests. Ornamental stepping stones can be used to mark a path to your garden, or in the lawn to lead you to your private sanctuary. Others have ornaments such as gnomes on their lawns or in their gardens as a measure of good luck. They can be a status symbol, showing people that you have a lot of taste, or a unique style.
When it comes to getting and putting in lawn and garden ornaments, it is a good idea to plan ahead. Just having a bunch of miss matched garden decorations makes your garden as well as your lawn look tacky, and will deter people rather than attract people’s attentions. The first place to start is by deciding if you are going to have some sort of specific theme. For an example, if you are a religious person, then setting up angels to protect you and yours is a good idea. If you want some luck, and whimsy, then setting up some garden and lawn gnomes might be another idea.
Some people like to set up a whole lawn and garden ornament theme. For an example, one great idea to think about if you have a lot of space is a water feature with an outdoor train set. You can include some garden ornaments, some frogs, and gnomes, maybe some other animals. Strategically placing some solar powered ornament lights around the pond or water feature can light it up at night. These set ups take a lot of planning, but in the end is an impressive display that all your guests will be taking about long after they leave.
There are some things to consider when choosing the right lawn and garden ornaments. You want your garden ornaments to be durable, whether they are made from some high impact plastic, concrete, or clay. The colors need to hold up to the weather and other elements, with a glaze or clear coat of some time. Tall ornaments need to have a strong heavy base, so they don’t fall over.