Decker’s Nursery is a preferred vendor for many manufacturers that create statuary and fountains. If you don’t find the perfect selection in our gardens, we can absolutely track down exactly what you're looking for. Our staff will assist with your selection and make sure the process is easy and complete.
If your creativity is stirring and you want to add a personal touch to your yard or garden, consider a piece of statuary that reflects your personality. Whether it’s a religious statue, a cute animal, or even an interpretive piece, you’re sure to enjoy the special feeling that comes with sitting in the garden, relaxing and admiring your new statue...alone with your thoughts or with guests.
Fountains are yet another way to soothe the mind and body in an outdoor living space. The sound of running water is primitive and peaceful. What is it about the methodical pattern of water falling that calms us? Fountains provide a peace of mind that is so innate we don’t even realize it’s occurring. Let Decker’s Nursery help you take your garden to the next level with the perfect fountain. We’ll not only assist you in selecting a piece that meets all of your needs but we can also help you with the set-up! Come to Decker’s today and let our experts turn your yard or garden into the talk of the town!
What are some different types of garden ornaments?
The Asian tradition of decorating with ornaments outdoors is virtually timeless. Garden décor was also common in ancient Rome, Egypt, Greece and Persia.
Garden ornaments are as diverse as the cultures that inspired them, so your options are almost endless.
Here are a few examples to spark your imagination:
The soothing sound of water creates a serene ambience. Fountains may be wall-mounted or free-standing.
We offer everything from contemporary to classic Italian Renaissance designs.
Birdbaths require a little extra maintenance, but they serve as pleasing focal points and attract a variety of feathered friends.
Statues complement a garden’s natural beauty.
Likenesses of saints, angels, animals, mythical characters or even whimsical gnomes give personal gardens character. You’re sure to find something in our large selection that expresses your beliefs or personality.
No garden would be complete without a graceful bench. A bench lends a sense of permanence and provides a spot for rest or reflection.
Planters may go unnoticed at first, but they are foundational to striking garden décor.
Depending on the materials and designs you choose, you can either go rustic or formal with your outdoor living space. Use color to create a cohesive theme.
These versatile pieces support fountains, birdbaths, planters, carved objects or abstract designs. Anything on a pedestal draws attention.
Where should I place my garden statues?
There are no simple answers to this one, but one thing’s for sure: Statues and their natural surroundings shouldn’t compete.
In a large garden with tall trees and plants, a good-sized statue can take center stage. In a modest garden with more delicate plants, choose a small, unobtrusive piece. It will be a pleasant surprise around a curve or in a nook in the wall.
Consider sunlight during the day and landscape lighting at night. Make sure that flowers, plants or ornamental trees won’t grow so tall that they block the statue from view. Think about how the piece will look from all sides and in other seasons.
For more ideas and tips, read our “8 Ideas to Decorate with Garden Fountains” blog post.
How do I clean my outdoor statue?
Aging and weathering add character. Statues needn’t be squeaky clean, but here are some tips for getting rid of excess grime:
• For concrete statues, add 2 ounces of sodium carbonate to a gallon of hot water. Washing soda is sold near the laundry detergents. Mix well.
Spray the statue with a hose. Use a plastic scrub brush to wash it with the soda mixture.
Thoroughly rinse the statue to remove all the soda residue.
• For bronze, remove all the dust first.
Mix warm water and bleach-free dishwashing soap. Use a soft sponge to wash the statue and a clean paintbrush or toothbrush for intricate carvings. Leave the soapy water on the piece for several minutes.
Thoroughly rinse and wipe down the statue. Allow a couple of days for it to dry completely.
To restore the patina, apply a thin layer of wax like Renaissance or Johnson’s. Let the wax sit for at least 30 minutes before buffing the statue with a clean, soft cloth.
• For marble, avoid acidic cleaners that contain vinegar or lemon. They will dull the finish. Use even mild detergent sparingly.
Add half a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid to a gallon of hot water. Wet a soft cloth in the mixture, and gently wipe down the statue. Use a garden hose to remove all the soap, and thoroughly dry the statue with a towel to prevent water marks.
• Porous surfaces invite mold and mildew. Keep the vegetation around your statue trimmed to allow airflow. Consider painting the statue with a zinc oxide primer to prevent problems.
To remove mold and mildew, fill a bucket with 3 quarts of warm water. Add 1/3 cup of mild dish soap, a quart of all-purpose bleach, and 2/3 cup of trisodium phosphate.
Dip a stiff nylon brush into the mixture. Working in small sections and using circular motions, scrub off the stains. Tackle buildup in crevices with a firm toothbrush.
As you finish each section, thoroughly rinse it with clean water before it dries. Allow the statue to air dry.
How much do garden statues cost?
Where can I buy garden statues in Greenlawn, NY?
At Decker’s Nursery, of course!
Browse our gardens at your leisure. Our vast selection of statuary is bound to have a piece that speaks to you in a special way.
Decker’s is a preferred vendor for a range of manufacturers. If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, we can direct you to hundreds of statues in makers’ online showrooms. We hope you go home with something that reflects your unique personality.
We’re located at 841 Pulaski Road Greenlawn, New York 11740, and our garden professionals would love to answer any questions you may have about statues, fountains, or anything else your garden may need.
What’s the best kind of fountain to put in my yard or garden?
That depends on your purpose for the fountain.
For example, a cast stone fountain is heavy and durable. It’s intended to be a permanent fixture for years to come. If it’s situated in a prominent place in a formal garden, it serves as the centerpiece and expresses the overall theme.
Because of their longevity, cast stone fountains are sometimes memorials to departed loved ones. They can be engraved for that purpose.
Lightweight fiberglass fountains look just like the real thing, but they’re much easier to clean and occasionally relocate on decks or patios.
Mounted wall fountains lend a restful feel without taking up a lot of space, and they’re easy to install.
It’s best to decide on the fountain’s location before you choose the fountain.
Do outdoor fountains need electricity?
Fountain pumps need power to circulate the water. The two most common sources are solar power and electricity.
Hardwired fountains that draw from an electric power source operate with cables installed by licensed technicians. Extension leads are added if distance is a problem.
How do I keep algae out of my fountain?
To discourage algae growth, be sure that the pump you buy is up to the job. Proper water aeration is the best defense. If your fountain is fairly small, using distilled water will also help.
Every one to three months, turn off the fountain. Using a nonabrasive brush, wash the fountain and all its components with mild soap and water. Take the face off the pump to hose down the inside and remove debris.
If no fish, birds or plants use the fountain, add a capful of bleach to the fresh water after cleaning.
How much does a garden fountain cost?
Again, price depends on the size of the fountain and the material it’s made of. We offer a modest Finch wall fountain for around $200, a free-standing, beautiful boulder fountain for just under $1,500, and fountains of all prices in between.
Where is the best place to buy a fountain on Long Island?
At Decker’s Nursery, of course!
We’re located at 841 Pulaski Road Greenlawn, New York 11740, and we service all of Long Island. Our full-service garden center and florist provide educational resources and high-quality products at reasonable prices.
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