With the fall season quickly coming in full force, it creates the perfect time to begin sprucing up your lawn for the approaching holiday season. If you are on a budget, but would love some beautiful lawn ornaments for your landscape, consider using scrap metal. Many times, lawn ornaments are quite expensive and can easily put a dent in your budget. However, shopping around for scrap metal can very often yield some beautiful finds that you can add to your lawn. You can use scrap metal to fashion something yourself, or you can also find some adornments that are already designed to add to a landscape. The following are some places that you can find some treasures for your fall and winter lawn:
The best place to find scrap metal for your landscape is at a scrap metal discard yard. Here, you will find scrap metal of all sorts, from vehicles, old appliances, farm equipment, and more. You will need to keep your mind open when using this as a source for lawn ornaments. Also, these places are very large and will require significant time to look through. One thing to help save time is to have a list of things you are looking for. Some things to keep an eye out for include items made from patina copper, statuesque pieces, or things that would make nice planters.
Check With Friends
You can also source some nice finds with people you know or those who live in your community. Let people know you want to spruce up your yard this fall with some free or inexpensive scrap metal finds. In many cases, you will have people who want to clear out their outbuildings or around the house of pieces of scrap metal that they were planning to dispose of. This not only saves you some money, but it also saves your friends from a trip to the landfill.
Another fun thing you can do to find some different scrap metal pieces is by going curb shopping. Curb shopping is simply driving around your neighborhood the night before trash pickup day. Look at what others are throwing away to possibly find some treasures for your fall landscape. You would be shocked at what people dispose of. For instance, cute, but rusty garden wagons are consistently available on the curb, and they are adorable when planted with some hearty fall foliage. Keep a lookout on a weekly basis. You never know what treasures you could uncover.