Accenting Your Garden

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated December 10, 2010)

Have you ever noticed how beautiful a garden or landscape can look during the warmer months, when cold weather comes around it tends to look the exact opposite? Well, accenting your garden can help change that. Not only will the garden look great during the warm months, it will also look great during the colder months as well. While it may take little bit of time and effort on your part, by using the right kinds of accents you can ensure that your landscape looks great year round.

  • Playhouses. If you have children or grandchildren then don't be afraid to use playhouses to help accent your garden. If you decide to incorporate some playhouses into your garden design that you should select on a central theme. For example, you could create a miniature village straight out of Dickens, or possibly one that looks like it would be at home in a fairy tale. In addition, when using playhouses to accent your garden, make sure that they will work with the look and feel of your home, as well as fit into the look of your garden.
  • Sheds. Most garden sheds have the same utilitarian look that does absolutely nothing to improve the look of your home or garden. Instead of going with one that is premanufactured or looks like it came out of a cookie cutter, why not go with something that is a little more unique or personal? For example, have a garden shed that is made out of the same material as the rest of your home; another possibility is to combine playhouses with sheds. In that instance you will want your shed or sheds to actually have the same style as your playhouses, and fit in with the rest of the new look.
  • Pergolas and arbors. Pergolas, arbors, and even bushes are great ways to help accentuate the look and feel of a garden for all year round. In the case of using a pergola or arbor, it will largely depend on the material that you use to build them with. Chose a material that will not only fit in with the rest of your home but one that will look good in the middle of winter. These items will have a tendency to collect snow and add a great touch of fantasy and beauty to the rest of your home.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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