How To Add Interest To Your Garden In Connecticut

How to Add Interest to Your Garden In Connecticut

We've all seen the wrong way to add "art" to a yard; pink flamingos, cement deer, and color gnomes are all examples of what not to do. Yet adding interesting sculptures, fountains, pots, or art is a great way to add detail and enhance your garden. By following a few tips, you can easily bring these elements into your yard.

  • Location - Place your art carefully, considering how it will look from all sides and areas of the yard.
  • Neighborhood - Consider any possible violations of your homeowner's association rules.
  • Prune - Make sure art is always on display by pruning plants away from the peice.
  • Lighting - Add some special lighting to show off the art fountain, or sculpture
  • Don't Mix Styles - The piece should complement your home and garden. Don't add an ultra-modern fountain to a home built in the Tuscan style, for instance.
  • Size and Scale - Avoid small art pieces that are difficult to see. Look for elements of the same scale of your yard.
  • Materials - Watch for materials that will last. Plastic fountains and pots will deteriorate over the next few years after exposure to weather.

Finally, find things you love. A well-placed sculpture, art piece of fountain can enhance your garden. Wether the focal point of the space or tucked away in a private garden art peices and structures make your home as unique as you are

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