If you’re adding a garden to your property, you’ve likely put a lot of thought into what types of plants you want to use. For many people, it is difficult to balance the desire to grow fresh food while still maintaining an attractive garden. Most vegetables are not particularly attractive plants so people may try to hide their garden in their backyard.
There are also other ways to help bring beauty to your garden while enjoying the great-tasting produce you can reap.Aside from planting vegetables and other fruit-bearing plants, adding garden ornaments is also a good idea. This is a very versatile option as you can use a wide range of materials to add color and excitement to your garden. You can add statues, fountains and even gazebos to make your garden stand out.
Keeping Plants Safe and Healthy
One of the hardest things about keeping a garden is trying to keep bugs, birds and other animals away from the area to get the vegetables grow mature produce. The ornaments used in gardens can often help keep these pests away. Here are few most common types of decorations to protection to your project:
Statues – Whether large or small, these statues can often make birds and small animals think that there are people in or around the garden. In many cases, this is enough to keep them away so your vegetables can grow in peace.
Fences and Trellises– Adding fences can have many benefits. It can keep most types of animals out.Trellises are also useful in planting crawling plants such as grapes and raspberries.
Wind Chimes – Adding a wind chime from across a porch can help make lovely sounds. These sounds will also help keep most animals and birds away.
Extra Plants – Adding plants that aren’t edible can help in many ways. There are many plants that are attractive yet give off foul odor when touched. This is helpful to keep unwanted animals and pests to stay away from fruit bearing plants.
A garden design should be carefully chosen. This is the first step to consider before creating your garden. This will also help you determine which ornaments to use and the materials you need in the event a construction takes place.
You can give your garden more depth and color by planting varieties of flora that compliments each other. Take time to learn about all the different plants available and choose them not only based on the vegetables they produce, but also on how they look. Fruit trees are also available in wide selection to add color and beauty to your yard.
You’ll be happy with the overall look and feel of your garden if you take the time to plan it out ahead of time. This can also be a fun process which you can work on during the winter. Whether you work on your own or discuss options with friends and family, you can often come up with some very creative and beautiful options to turn your garden from an eyesore to the centerpiece of your landscaping.