Contrary to popular belief, your garden is not all about what you plant in it. Your overall garden aesthetic depends a lot on how you organize and accentuate your space. And in order to do this well, you might need some help.
Enter decorative garden stakes. Garden stakes can add order, charm, and even economic value to your yard.
Want to find out how? Keep reading for the top five ways that decorative stakes will improve your garden.
1. As a Gardening Tool
Do you like to grow food in your garden? If you have rows of tomatoes, lettuce, and herbs, vegetable-themed decorative garden stakes can be practical as well as cute.
Some artists make decorative stakes in the shape of different vegetables. This gives you an easy way to mark what is in your garden. It also creates a natural order in your vegetable plot.
Some of your plants might even need a little extra support, which stakes can help with. For example, tomato plants get heavier as their fruit gets bigger. To prevent them from falling over, use a cute decorative stake to prop up each plant.
Vegetable-themed stakes are also helpful for keeping the pests out. Rabbits and deer like to munch on your crops before you get a chance to have any. To avoid losing all of your salad fixings to the wildlife, use decorative garden stakes to your advantage.
Protect your bounty by using stakes to set up a boundary around your vulnerable plants. Then, run some twine or fishing line around the stakes. You have an easily made fence.
Some people try to avoid fencing in their garden space because they don’t like the way it looks. With decorative garden stakes and fishing line, you won’t even notice that it’s there.
2. Holiday Decor
Do you get tired of always stringing lights up during the holiday season? They take forever to put up, and forever to take down. If only there was another way to show your holiday spirit.
With decorative garden stakes, there is. Even the cutest garden stakes run pretty cheaply, so you can get themed stakes for each holiday.
You can put up Halloween-themed stakes, snowflake/winter stakes, and even Fourth of July stakes. Your yard will always be in season, and without the hours of work necessary for holiday lights.
And holidays aren’t the only season-specific decorative stakes you might be interested in. You can find stakes to represent your favorite sports team, or maybe your college alma mater.
Whatever you’re interested in, decorative garden stakes are a great way to show a little personality. Get creative with your garden decor.
3. Creates Natural Boundaries
One rule of aesthetics is that the eye loves symmetry and order. Clean lines can be hard to achieve in a garden, but they add a lot to the visual appeal of your yard.
Garden stakes are a great way to create those lines naturally. Decorative stakes can separate the grass from the walking path from the veggie garden.
Many people choose to use decorative garden stakes to create a walkway through your garden. This is a great way to lead the eye (and the feet) through your yard. In this way, you create a natural flow to your garden space, all without hiring a landscape designer.
A lot of artists make gorgeous decorative stakes that can create clean lines and serve as focal points and visual enhancements.
As an added bonus, decorative garden stakes do this without breaking the bank. Garden stakes are budget-friendly and require little to no maintenance.
4. Give You Light
Some garden stakes look good in the day time and can light up your garden in the evening. How? Solar and LED garden lights collect sunlight during the day and automatically switch on when it gets dark.
This is a great way to keep your garden party going after sundown. It is also a way to ensure that you can enjoy your garden at all times of the night.
Garden stakes that give off light can illuminate walking paths, making your yard safer to walk through in the evening.
Additionally, many artists creatively work the solar panels into an appealing part of the stake. People will ooh and ahh at this creative way of giving evening light to your garden space.
Solar lighting is also a low-cost option since it’s a one time purchase. It won’t impact your electric bill at all to have these stakes functioning every night.
Solar panels have a low impact on the environment, too. They are climate-friendly and something you can feel good about.
5. Increases Property Value
Can garden stakes actually increase your property value? Absolutely. And here is why.
As mentioned previously, decorative garden stakes:
- add aesthetic value to your yard
- light up your garden path
- create clean lines
- create symmetry
- elevate the feel of a home
All of these things increase the value of your home should you ever try to sell it. Real estate agents recommend that you tidy up your outdoor spaces before showing your house. The better your yard looks, the more people will want to buy it.
This is especially true of decorative garden stakes in the winter. The same yard that is full and luscious in the summer can appear dead and barren in the winter.
Decorative garden stakes provide enough flair to keep that from happening. Your garden can look great all year long.
Decorative Garden Stakes for Your Yard
Decorative garden stakes are a great way to elevate your yard. They add value, aesthetic appeal, and order. If you’re looking for other great garden decor ideas, check out the rest of our blog for more ideas.