10 Tips For Transforming Your Yard By Mixing Plants, Garden Art
Many people think having a great backyard means investing a lot of money and time, but this is far from the truth. There is a number of things you can do that will have a big impact on the look of your yard. Yard art should not be hard, especially if you apply the tips by Sondra Gerber an Omaha artist and a garden enthusiast.
01 THINK THEME
Choose a color theme to help in constancy in your accents. Go with a hue that will highlight rather than matching your garden palette. You should avoid using the color green, for obvious reasons. Sondra prefers teal and white.
02 GARDEN AS GUIDE
When choosing and placing your garden art, always let the foliage take the lead. You should aim for depth and contrast. Try placing dark colored accents or objects against light backgrounds and light-colored accents and objects against dark backgrounds.
03 ADD AN ACCENT
Accents sizes will vary by height and size, and work in repetition. You should always remember scale is important and you need to consider it. A large sculpture or fountain will be the perfect option for a large yard. For a small yard, you will need to look for a smaller object to use in accessorizing. Using large fountain on a small yard will make it look unnatural and can even make it harder to see other features of the yard.
04 DELICATE DETAILS
Small accents can have a big impact on the look of your yard. Flower pokes for pots and small containers can be placed on tabletops, steps, and patios. Larger pokes should be placed directly to the ground. Small pokes can be easily seen in these places.
05 ARBOREAL DÉCOR
Trees are the perfect natural post for garden art. There are many types of trees you can plant in your yard. You can also create a fairy garden in a hollow tree stump. Tacking small sculptures to a trunk will is a good way to improve the look of your yard. Caution; it is important to check up with the County Extension Office to confirm if the species you have is able to handle a nail in the trunk. There are some trees that don’t heal themselves after getting nailed.
06 PRETTY POTS
It is a good idea to paint the pots to improve the look. There are some surfaces that are porous like terra cotta and will require you to sand and prime them to make the paint hold. You can also paint plastic pots. Check out these beauties from Outdoor Art Pros.
07 MAKE WAY
Many people fail to line the path with something close to the ground because they focus all their efforts upwards. A fused glass mushroom by Neff Jeremy can be the perfect option that will be able to provide a pop of color in your dark mulch.
08 PUT ON A HAPPY FACE
Adding a little art on your yard will mean getting a little creative. Take a good look at your and see where you can add accents like a ceramic face or metal sculpture. When hanging the accent, put a bead of silicone at the tip of the nail before you start to hammer into the wood or siding to help keep water out.
09 SHINE ON
If you want something to be easily visible from a distance, go with a shiny or colorful option.
10 TAKE A SEAT
A yard will not be a yard without a place to sit. Create a place you can comfortably sit and enjoy what you have been able to create. There is a wide range of seating options out there, choose one that will fit your yard.