Gardening is definitely a favored hobby by many not only because of the beautiful flowers and plants that are exhibited in gardens but also the abundant decorative pieces that you can add to a garden to enhance its beauty.
Some of the best decorative pieces that can be found in the most majestic of gardens are waterfalls, chiseled stone art, water ponds and even stone statues. The addition of some of these elegant pieces represents your artistic side and is a reflection of your personality.
Hypertufa Garden Artistic Designs
Hypertufa adds the most elegant of looks to your garden. An artificially made rock that serves as a substitute for the ever expensive tufa rock, the hypertufa offers the same classy look at a very affordable price. A do it yourself product, hypertufa can be sized and shaped to your own personal taste and created in the form of planters, pots, rocks, and just about any style of garden accessory you wish to design. It is made with Portland cement, perlite, and peat moss that is blended together with water and once fully mixed can be molded into any shape or size your desire. Once you complete your design you simply want to allow it to cure and dry for a few days. This hypertufa is a very durable substance and will not break or crack, it is very lightweight and can endure any temperatures whether hot or cold. Since the material is quite porous plants will normally grow quickly and will not require excessive watering at all.
If you are interested in your own hypertufa garden and are proud of your DIY home gardening skills then you are sure to find all the information you need on line or in printed magazines to guide you in creating the perfect hypertufa garden for your home.
Garden treasures right from the trash
There are some items that we might find are of no use to us anymore but before you toss them in the trash you might want to take a second look at other uses they may have. For instance, a very old wheel barrow can become a country centerpiece for your garden, an old watering can when painted can give a unique look to your garden as can old containers and pots that can be refurbished with a new look. You may have old chairs that match nothing but can make the most perfect stands for your plants much like an old bath tub that can serve as housing for your hypertufa creations. Believe it or not but many of your “thought to be trash” items can actually add personality and style to your garden.
With the use of some of your old trash items, you will find that the purchase of expensive decorative items and ornaments for your garden are truly not necessary since your DIY skills allow you to turn that junk into garden treasures at little to no cost to you at all.
To learn more about creating hypertufa planters and gardens and how to create a variety of different ornaments for your garden check out our other gardening tips articles.