Although the idea of sculpting has come down to us since ages, the intense desire to introduce wide ranging outdoor statues to the garden is a recent phenomenon. Nowadays, people do not want a garden with vegetation only, but a place to while away their time with some cheer and fun. They want the landscape well done and designed to perfection such that whenever they happen to sit in their enclosed garden, apart from the foliage, they wish to have some of the man made statues to liven up the environment.
If you happen to be alone then sitting inside your garden wouldn’t be a boring idea if you were to gaze at some of the uniquely made sculptors and garden artifacts. These can be anything that you like so long as they are durable enough to be put outside. Again, while choosing your décor or choosing materials to make one with your own hands make sure that they withstand the weather conditions of your place well enough.
If you don’t have any grand ideas coming to your head then you needn’t worry for there are numerous such statues that can be bought from online stores.
How to choose your statue?
You will need to choose the statue or the sculpted piece with great care as many of these are suitable only for certain places in the garden while others may be kept anywhere in sight. You must place a query at the seller’s website as to what material it is made from. There are sculpted pieces made from concrete, clay, stone, steel and aluminum as well as those that are made from recycled products.
If you choose outdoor statues made of loose soil or raw iron and it is frequently raining at your place then there are chances that this may damage the molded piece or facilitate rust to form in case of iron. You then need to maintain or paint them quite often. Again, you need to choose between light and heavier material if your place is frequented with heavy winds such that the sculpted pieces do not get blown off.
Some statues need hardly any maintenance like the sculptor of a stone Buddha, garden dog statue made of concrete cast iron table and chairs that resemble grasshoppers, praying mantis and jumping frog and such like.
You may purchase numerous well made designs both sculpted and factory made from online stores. Next to the picture of each item you will find the name, materials they are made from and their rates. While on your garden pathway you may choose to have a statue of a zebra or a bear and for a smaller path leading to a flowery bush you may have a thatched fairy cottage at its base.
Again, you may have a small concrete pool built and on the middle you may have a statue of a Greek goddess with water falling from her mouth or hair done with a hidden tube passing through her body to resemble continuous gush of water.