Garden Statues: Why Are They a Good Option?

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The era of renewal that marks the onset of spring is when our gardens begin to bloom again after a cold winter. You might be wondering what could maybe enhance the vibrant feel of your lawn and garden even further as the flowers begin to blossom, the trees turn green, and the grass grows thick once more. Garden statues are a straightforward solution.

The Value of the Material

These pieces of art are available in a variety of sizes and forms, but they all share the ability to withstand extreme weather when exhibited outdoors. When choosing what material to use for this artwork to adorn your garden, the most critical step is to ensure that the statue’s materials are capable of handling the task.

Its magnificence might not stay for long if it’s not as durable as it needs to be in the long run. Genuine cast marble or alabaster are some of the greatest materials for such use. Both materials can be used to create statues that can last a long time and serve as the garden’s treasures. In addition to their durability, they are also simple to work with, making it possible to produce stunning details with ease.

Placement Tips and Tricks

If you imagine the landscape as an exhibition where the featured piece of art is the main attraction, adding statues to your garden may be done pretty easily. With the same mindset, you should tackle larger garden sculptures and position them away from other objects. Allow the plants and flowers to enrich their beauty without competing with it, as well as place the embellishments on stone pillars, piers, and columns to draw much more attention to them.

You should also consider the angles the sculpture will be viewed from based on its form and design. It is important to think carefully about how you display your fine art sculptures since, for instance, human sculptures might appear very differently from various perspectives. When planning the structure of your garden, keep in mind that it features a front aspect that is typically meant to be displayed to the audience. However, you shouldn’t have to worry about this if you go for symmetrical or abstract artwork.

On the other hand, it is not necessary to make tiny garden sculptures the focal point of a specific space. Because of their small size, they can be easily overlooked, making it ideal to simply add them as accents to your plants or a bouquet of flowers where they will be prominent enough to act as lovely little presents for passersby. Smaller ornaments have the benefit of allowing you to effectively place more in your garden without the area feeling crowded.

How to Clean the Garden Statues

The best thing to do is to quickly wash your statue using water from the faucet and a sprayer that is set to a soft flow. Instead of carrying out a thorough cleaning, the aim is to get rid of the accumulated filth and excess dirt.

Be cautious about how hard you press the nozzle if your sculpture is painted because a powerful hose spray could strip off the paint or start causing the color to fade.

Take a bucket filled with water, a brush, and your favorite cleaning materials. The challenging task now is to meticulously use a toothbrush to scrub all the statue’s fine details.

Once you’ve cleaned up those areas, use your larger scrubbing brush to thoroughly cleanse the other surfaces.

A Guide to Maintaining Your Garden Statues 

Although the majority of garden statues are intended to withstand all weather patterns, there are additional steps you can take to ensure your statue keeps its magnificence for as many years as possible.

You must remember to ready your statue for such elements if your region has the usual cold winters with freezing weather and snow. Ice and snow by themselves may not be dangerous to the statue’s health, but when freezing occurs in the crevices, the larger volume of frozen water may put great pressure on these areas, leading to cracks and even the possibility of the statue breaking when subjected to this for a prolonged period of time. You must ensure that these parts are coated with a material that inhibits freezing if you want to prevent this from happening. Salt is one of the best options, but filling the cracks can also be effective.

In addition to providing cover from the cold, polyurethane spray and wax can also be sprayed on the statue’s exterior every year in order to preserve the color.


All in all, garden sculptures are a fantastic option for gardens of any size. Any open area is granted a unique and exquisite touch when you have a statue or sculpture in the garden or yard. Statues’ faded aesthetic over time provides a traditional charm. The key is to use them wisely and in accordance with the above instructions to give your garden the sparkling aesthetic you want.

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