Green Thumb Gifts: Beyond Gardening Gloves

Written by The Gift Wizard

Ahh, spring! It has sprung! Gardeners (and budding gardeners - no pun intended) have begunrepparttar quest for a weedless lawn, or a bountiful garden. But if you're looking for gifts for someone with a green thumb (or someone with green thumb envy), considerrepparttar 135149 situation first.

Some people think of gardening as a chore. Others see it as relaxing. Some will see it as exercise, and still others consider it art. Some people haverepparttar 135150 magic touch inrepparttar 135151 garden, while others couldn't grow mold if they tried! This is important when considering gardening gifts. You need to know if you should give something to make gardening easier, more fulfilling, more challenging, or more fun.

For those people who see it as a chore, gardening just adds more items ontorepparttar 135152 never-ending to-do list. In this case, you need to consider gardening gifts that will make these outdoor chores easier, faster, and less of a hassle.

Power tools and storage & organization aids usually fall into this category, along withrepparttar 135153 ever popular lawn tractor. A leaf blower/vacuum can make clean-up a breeze (again - no pun intended). The same can be said for a pressure washer. Heavy jobs are made easier with a wheelbarrow or yard cart. And organizing a collection of garden tools is simple with a storage bench or shed. Other ideas include a convenient watering timer.

Add some splash to your garden with a fountain

Written by Johann Erickson

One great way to add character to a garden is to add a fountain. Fountains, also called water features and water elements, can add elegance, a sense of peace or a feeling of fun to nearly any landscape design. The sound of flowing or trickling water is comforting and relaxing for most people, so it helps makerepparttar environment inviting. In addition, practitioners of feng shui often suggest fountains for enhancing energy flow.

When selecting a fountain, it is important to considerrepparttar 135148 personality ofrepparttar 135149 space you want to decorate, as well asrepparttar 135150 effect you would like to create. Fountains are available in a myriad of sizes, materials and designs sorepparttar 135151 possibilities are limitless. Some fountains are built intorepparttar 135152 landscape, while others are self-contained and can be placed nearly anywhere.

The centerpiece fountain
A centerpiece fountain is usually most appropriate for a large outdoor space. Consider using a centerpiece fountain as a focal point for your garden design. Often centerpiece fountains are sculptures consider them as works of art and choose a fountain that you will enjoy and that makes you feel good to view. Usually centerpiece fountains are made of stone, cement or resin.

A large fountain can be used in a smaller place such as a patio garden, but only ifrepparttar 135153 primary use ofrepparttar 135154 space is not impeded byrepparttar 135155 fountain's placement. For example, if children play inrepparttar 135156 space or groups of adults gather for drinks and barbecue, a fountain inrepparttar 135157 center is probably a bad idea. However ifrepparttar 135158 patio is used for reading, tiny gatherings, or just observingrepparttar 135159 sunset, a fountain may berepparttar 135160 perfect accent.

While small waterfalls can be self-contained units, most waterfalls are integrated

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