after yard remodel patio with dining set, container plants, lions head fountain, hanging lantern, statue bust
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A Well-Decorated Garden

Much more than an afterthought, garden ornaments can guide how you shape and use your outdoor space, and affect how it feels when you're in it. A wrought-iron gate can mark the entrance to a world of green, a tree-hung lantern raise your perspective, a curved bench inspire a nap. Carefully placed, pretty yet practical, these elements offer subtle but effective clues: Turn here. Look up. Slow down. They also give a garden space a finished look in all four seasons. The trick is to not overdo it.

See 18 ways ornaments will add dimension and year-round appeal to your landscape.
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