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5 Garden Art Pieces That Will Spruce Up Your Yard

Yard art can be an interesting addition to your garden. It doesn’t have to be anything too extravagant, though it can be depending on what your taste and needs are. And if you don’t know where to start, here are 5 different types of yard art that will spruce up your yard!

1) Succulents in/around your home

Placing a few succulents around your home will immediately spruce up any bland wall or empty corner. They require only minimal care and are one of the easiest plants to take care of. Plus, they’re not expensive at all–a package of 10 succulents cost about $8-10 and will last for months, so you won’t have to spend more money in the future on new ones!

2) Obelisks

Obelisks are an underrated garden decoration that can enhance any yard and provide a nice focal point for the surrounding plants. Unlike many statues, obelisks are not free-standing pieces but instead require at least one (ideally more) plinth to support it. The obelisk may also need additional ballast or braces, depending on the weight of the stone being used to construct it.

3) Totem Poles

Totem poles are one of the most quintessential American-made objects that symbolize Native American culture. Totems, as they are often called, originate from the western parts of North America where various tribes would use them as symbols to tell their stories and mark major life events. However, these days you don’t have to be Native American or from a specific culture to enjoy these simple pieces of art.

4) Stepping Stones

Stepping stones are a low-maintenance way to spice up your garden. Not only do they add color, they are also a lovely addition to any garden walkway.

5) Mosaics

Mosaics are one of the most popular types of garden art due to their ability to blend together a variety of different styles and materials. These pieces not only add color to your yard, but also can serve as conversation starters with passersby. Mosaics are typically constructed using glass, stones, minerals, plaster, tile and other materials that can be purchased at your local hardware store. We recommend checking out a mosaic kit if you’re just starting out so you don’t have to piece it all together yourself.

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