By Tammy Sons
Different kind of plants, ferns, trees and shrubs are the main attractions of any garden but the overall look can be further enhanced by the use of other decorative items. Plants with many colors and textures complement each other and create a good contrast. However, a well done garden should also include other accessories to make it more appealing.
While designing a landscape, keep in mind the areas that can be utilized for putting up garden accessories. If you do not mind spending a little extra on the design then you can invest in water features like fountains, bird baths, cascades and waterfalls. However, if you budget does not allow to splurge on elaborate water features then you can go in for other options like stone sculptures and decorative pieces that can be kept in the garden.
Constructing a pathway or walkway in the garden by laying stones and pebbles can look very interesting and artistic. It does not require a lot of investment and you can do it yourself by laying a pathway of differently sized stones. You can grow grasses in the corners or crevices of laid stones and it will give a natural effect.
If you have a large area to spare in the garden then a gazebo can be constructed. You can put wicker or wooden furniture in the gazebo to enjoy your evening supper or meals in the garden amidst the natural beauty. Lighten up the garden with outdoor garden lights that are available in the markets. This way your garden will remain bright and lively in the late evenings giving you an opportunity to spend time with your loved ones in the garden. An evening stroll in the garden will soothe your senses and refresh your mood. These are some of the ideas that you can try out to decorate your garden.