Everything you need to know about finding a garden art business
There is a huge trend towards garden art as can be seen on any walk through any suburb. People used to plant feature plants or trees, but with drought and the ensuing water restrictions of recent times, more and more people are turning to garden art to decorate their outdoor areas.
What is Garden Art?
Garden art covers such a vast array of objects, the only way it can be defined is as a decorative piece of material that has been shaped by human hands. That does not exclude garden beauty like topiary, where hedges, trees and vines are carefully cut into shapes and patterns.
However, most garden art is inorganic and can be anything from a garden gnome to elaborate water pouring statues. Decorative plant pots, wall art and fancy fences all fall into the category of garden art. You can find garden art almost anywhere, but garden centres, landscape shops, hardware stores, plant nurseries and large department stores are the obvious ones.
Choosing a Garden Art Theme
It is all too easy to see something that you like and just buy it, but if you want your garden to look spectacular, then choosing a theme is what will tie one diverse piece to another. Here are some ideas for themes that have worked well for people:
One particular colour: If you choose your theme colour as blue (for example) then you could find blue pots, figurines, outdoor furniture and wall hangings
A nationality: For example a Mexican theme could encompass everything from an old guitar on the wall to cactuses in colourful plant pots to gravel pathways.
Bird heaven: This takes some time to develop but if every plant you place in your garden is there to encourage local birdlife, then over time you can add several bird baths, bird feeders, nesting boxes and of course objects like bird statues
Where to Place Garden Art
Placement of your garden art is what makes the distinction between a messy garden and a lovely sight to behold. That means you need to thoughtfully place your garden objects so here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help you decide:
Which piece(s) are going to be the major focal point of the garden?
Is it going to be large or colourful enough to see over everything else?
Are you going to lead the eye towards the piece more subtly by building a pathway to it or placing it in such a way that it will contrast with the background?
Do you want to surprise visitors to your garden by having subtle works of art peeping out from places like garden beds, pathways and hedges?
Viewing Garden Art
Here are some more thoughts for you to consider before placing your garden art:
Large pieces are best viewed from a distance, away from the house.
Small artworks cannot be seen from a distance.
If the garden is used by children make sure the artwork is safe or in a safe place.
Strong winds and other inclement weather conditions need to be taken into account.
Incorporating lighting for night viewing – this means you need to plan to put the lighting in before the garden art (except if using solar powered lighting).
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