Summer is around the corner, and you probably have planted most of your flowers, vegetables, and other plants already. Maybe you are wondering what else you can do for your garden to make it look as elegant and amazing as it can be. Well, there are a lot of decorative options available for gardens, whether it is a full-sun vegetable garden, or a nice, serene shade garden where you will be spending many hours of your summer in the shade, reading or watching the birds. And when accessorizing your garden, you can even find decor with practical uses to help you properly manage your plants.
Small or Large Decor Options
When you are planning your garden, you have to decide how you want to enjoy it: do you want to be able to just look at its beauty or do you want to use it as a place to watch the birds and meditate? You can start simple by selecting some visual décor. You have many options, like small statues, decorative rocks, driftwood, trellises, windsocks, or maybe some chimes. If you choose small statues, you can use small animals and birds, or larger flamingos, or maybe the old classic garden gnome. If you have a large garden area, you may consider much larger decor options. Gazebos are a great option to give you a location to entertain guests so you can enjoy your garden as a group. If you have trees in your garden, you can attach a swing, which children will enjoy. Small ponds can also give you a place to have ornamental fish, and bird feeders or birdhouses will attract more birds to your garden.
Getting Around Your Garden
Paths can get you around your garden so you can enjoy it from all angles—and they also make maintenance easier. Adding paths can also add a nice accent, a stone break through the lush green plants and colorful flowers. There are many different path materials to be able to match areas of your garden: maybe one color or material for around your vegetables, another around your flowers, and a third around a rock garden. To go along with your paths, you can add in garden arches and trellises—places for vines to grow on so you can walk under some flowers.
Lighting the Way
Accent lighting is a great addition to gardens of any size. You can use solar powered small lights along your paths to light them during the evening, improving your safety as you walk through your garden at night. Also, small lights bordering your flower or rock gardens provide a nice, glowing effect at night if you are hosting an evening or night party in your garden.
There are many decoration options you can choose that can help you maintain your garden. A decorative root watering tool called a Water Blossom can help you water your garden more consistently. By placing them throughout your flowers or vegetables, you can fill them up with water and water your plants right down to the roots, in turn helping your plants produce stronger and larger root systems that withstand drought and disease.
Remember that your garden is your sanctuary; design and decorate it to reflect your personality so that you will enjoy it all summer long.