Whatever the style of your garden, enhancing your lawn and garden decor with garden ornaments is a great way to complement the plants and bring a mature feel to any garden or back yard.
Terracotta pots on patios and terraces will enhance a Mediterranean arrangement, Classical statues and fountains will make a formal garden come alive and statues of an oriental divinity will effectively evoke a Japanese garden.
Features to Surprise
Some elements of surprise are welcome with any lawn and garden decor. A birdbath or a bird table installed at a turning in a path can be particularly eye catching.
For a touch of humor, place statues and ornaments in out of the way and out of the ordinary places. Tuck a tall bird statue away behind a clump of bamboos and let bronze frogs, snakes and hedgehogs cross a terrace or lurk in low ground cover. Allow a few jolly clay piglets to tumble down a flight of steps.
For a touch of romance, a shy nymph looks especially charming in any lawn and garden decor when glimpsed through sprays of roses and ivy.
Distracted by a Statue
An ornament urn or a statue placed slightly off center at the end of a lawn will make the garden appear larger and draw attention away from any shortcomings it may have.
Creating a Background
An evergreen backdrop to a statue or a fountain will make it stand out. The use of ivy, yew or box are especially effective for your lawn and garden decor.
Unless your containers are frost proof, make sure you bring them inside during the winter months. Those with garland decoration are particularly vulnerable as water can seep behind the garlands and freeze causing them to crack and flake off.
Raising The Level
When standing a potted plant inside a deep terracotta jar, raise it to the level of the rim of the jar by standing it on an upturned flower pot hidden inside the jar.