Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How to Enhance Your Backyard with Garden Statues & Stepping Stones

Garden statues and stepping stones can do a whole lot to your backyard space or your garden.  When planning a garden or landscaping makeover, consider using garden statues and stepping stones.  They come in many different forms, shapes, sizes and colors.  Here you will learn of different kinds of garden statues and ways to incorporate those and stepping stones in your garden or backyard to enhance your lawn d├ęcor overnight! 

Some popular garden statues you see are garden gnomes.  Many gnomes are silly little old men doing things such as mowing the lawn, sleeping in the grass while while ‘working’ or holding their grand-baby in his arms.  Garden gnomes are a great way to add some color and humor. 

Another form of garden statues you’ll find are the very popular cherub(s) garden statues and little boy/girl garden statues.  These garden statues are popular because they are so cute!  You can add them anywhere in your garden and they are sure to look inviting. 

Some other fun forms of garden statues can be Disney characters, solar light garden statues, frogs and other kinds of wild life garden statues.  Some garden statues come in the form of welcome signs or yard markers (for example by the mailbox, the corners of the driveway, etc.).  Have fun with your garden statues; the possibilities are endless!

Stepping stones are another great way to add a personal touch to your backyard.  You can use them functionally as actual paths to walk on or you can use them to purely decorate an area that may be difficult to do anything else with.  Stepping stones are great because they are so easy to decorate with; you just place them where you want them and that’s it, you’re done!  You can put stepping stones right in the grass to make a path or in an already landscaped area of rock or wood chips.  Either way, stepping stones are surely easy to deal with.    

Stepping stones come in different sizes and materials.  They are often made of concrete, natural stone, resin and/or polyresin.  Some garden stones come versatile with a hook to hang as a plaque.  You may choose to do this when choosing decorative stepping stones.  For example, some decorative stepping stones come with a beautifully painted picture of hummingbirds or butterflies on them.  When using these decorative stepping stones for your backyard you may want to consider using them for decorative purposes only or where they will be stepped on very little.  When choosing stepping stones for the sole purpose of walking on from a day to day basis then you might want to choose stepping stones that are smoother on the surface than the pretty textured and painted ones to avoid damaging them. 

Incorporating stepping stones with garden statues in your backyard is easy and easy to maintain.  No watering, no staining, no maintenance.  Once the stepping stones and garden statues are in their places, you’re done!  You can now enjoy the beautifully landscaped garden you have always wanted for little or no up-keep at all.  Garden stones and statues also make the perfect gift for a friend in need of a landscaping makeover.  With the selection made available today, you will find something for anyone!  

Monday, June 21, 2010

Wild Bird Feeders

Wild Bird Feeders are a great way to invite your avian friends to all the fun in your backyard!  Invite all kinds of birds to your outdoor space using wild bird feeders.  We have tube bird feeders, squirrel-proof bird feeders, hummingbird feeders, platform feeders, oriole bird feeders, mesh bird feeders, bowl bird feeders, hopper feeders and more!  You can't go wrong with wild bird feeders.  Just make sure you choose the right kind of bird seed and wild bird feeders for the specific kind of birds you want to attract!  Good luck finding the perfect wild bird feeder for your backyard and remember, quality lasts a long time so invest in one that will not only do the trick but last long too!




Happy 1st Day of Summer..The Longest Day of the Year!

There is nothing better than the sweet smell of the country air on a still summer night while taking in the beauty Mother Nature has bestowed upon us!  These kinds of nights bring back so many memories as a kid.  Makes you wonder whatever happened to time...it just goes and goes.  So precious and you can't ever get it back!  Never take for granted the time you have with your family and those close to you.  My words of wisdom for the day;)