Let Your Garden Be Your Sanctuary

Most of us now live in an urban sprawl of buildings, basements, townhouses or such. Places where there is just enough space for you and your worldly treasures. But if you are someone blessed with enough space around you to afford a garden-then truly you are blessed!

Well now that its established that you HAVE a garden, let’s see what you can do to turn it into your little piece of heaven on earth.

If you haven’t paid much attention to the state of your garden so far, and even if you have let’s improve it further.

Where to start for refreshing idea? Start with the internet of course, or browse thru home and gardening magazines or take a drive around some well planned suburb community where garden décor are part and parcel of each house (lucky devils!)

If you have a front as well as back garden, then I suggest you turn your back yard into a small and self-sufficient vegetable garden to feed your body with home grown and healthful vegetables, and turn the front yard into a sanctuary that’ll feed your soul.

Making your garden a really nice place.

flickr by **Mary**

Now lets decide whether your front garden will be more of an aesthetic display or a practical environment that serves a purpose. A practical garden should have practical Garden décor which works for you, such as garden benches, a gazebo a bird feeder, garden weathervanes and maybe a sundial, with adequate attention paid to the placement of fountains, ponds or a bird baths. Now this kind of garden décor allows you to actually sit and enjoy the garden that you’ve worked so hard on. A gazebo in fact is one of the most decorative yet practical Garden décor for both kinds of gardens.

So let’s talk about the multi faceted Garden décor of gazebo and how to choose the perfect one for your garden. People with expansive garden spaces put up gazebos to serve various purposes, for special occasions, garden parties or even traditional family get-togethers.

Choosing the right gazebo for your home is a lot easier if you have a specific theme for it or your garden and the rest of your garden décor to match with it.

Gazebo designs vary from metal, aluminum and wrought iron to vinyl and fiberglass types. You can even request for custom made designs and measurements or ask for descriptive sketches right up to the last stage of installing a gazebo.

When it comes to the price, it all depends on your chosen gazebo designs. The simpler they are the cheaper they will be. Intricate designs will naturally cost you more, especially if your chosen design is in aluminum or fiberglass.

Apart from gazebos accessories like a fountain or a bird bath, can add beauty to a decorative garden, as well as enhance the tranquility of a practical one around you with sounds of running water and the chirping of the birds as you sit and relax. Specific Garden lighting is also an important part of Garden décor not just for a decorative garden but a practical one as well-try adding some old-world garden lighting, hang miniature Chinese lanterns around the Gazebo to accentuate the garden’s high points and décor and open up opportunities for fabulous garden parties.

And last but certainly not the least, don’t just choose decorative plants with seasonal flowers for your garden, choose as many year round evergreen bushes and shrubs as you can to always have a refreshing and eye soothing splash of green around you!

Using Garden Urns To Make Your Garden More Attractive

There are several ways to decorate your garden. One of the best garden decor ideas is to use garden urns. You can also use beautiful landscaping, add decorative lighting and flowering plants, a lawn, swimming pool etc. However, the addition of urns can totally transform the overall appearance of your garden. Garden urns are classical handcrafted objects which can be used in your garden as decorative items either as planters or simply placing them in locations to create focal points. They come in numerous beautiful shapes, sizes, colors and are made of different materials also. There are different styles which are suitable for different types of garden themes.

These urns can be used in different areas of your garden. You can add beautiful plant varieties and increase planting area of the garden. As decorative landscaping objects they can also be placed in your patio, paved areas or the courtyard. Whether you have a small outdoor area or big, these urns are sure to attract the attention of your guests. Selecting the urns is not difficult. You can select from the traditional or the modern types of urns. They however, come in various styles which are used by most of the homeowners. Some of the most popular styles are the Grecian urns, Tuscan urns, Roma Stand urns, Petal urns, Fluted urns, Spanish urns, Contemporary urns and the French urns. They are all impressively beautiful and each one can add a different touch to your garden, depending on the style you are aiming for. Size and strategic positioning are key to achieve best results if you want to radically improve the overall look of your garden decor.

Using garden urn.

flickr by Stuart Aldridge

Garden urns are made of different materials as well. While purchasing garden urns it is better to consider the material according to the garden theme. Some of the urns will simply blend with your landscape while some would bring a total transformation to your garden. So it is up to you to choose the urns with stunning design, appearance, shape, color etc. Most popular materials used to make these urns are aluminum, concrete, imitation stone, natural stone etc. There are urns made of resin, fiber, copper and brass too. Be sure to buy urns which can withstand all kinds of weather.