There are many options in which you can decorate your garden. Using decorative windmills is often one of them. With the world shifting from fossil fuels to green energy a windmill in your back yard is a good source of energy. Companies that produce energy through fossil fuels are not an option to the producers and even consumers in the modern world. Small scale green energy production is now becoming more popular. The decorative industry has also adopted this approach. Garden windmills are stylish, unique and look good. They convert wind energy into electrical energy which can be used as an energy source.
There are several types of decorative windmills that you can install in your garden. Some of them are made from different materials including wood, nylon, metal, polyester e.t.c. These windmills include:
- Horizontal windmills- They have blades that face the direction of the wind. They are quite the same with water-propelled horizontal mills and more decorative and prevalent than vertical mills.
- Vertical windmills-They look like a cylinder while spinning. The blades are attached to a vertical axle and are positioned vertically. They are usually used to produce electricity than for decorative purposes.
- The horizontal garden windmills- They come in different colors and shapes. The most popular ones are the whirligig windmills. These mills come in different lengths and number of blades. Some are small enough to be put on rooftops, the fence or any part of the garden. Others are quite big and are used for energy production.
Decorative windmills come in different colors and designs. They make your garden look more unique and pretty. They have many benefits other than the decorative one. Considering the increase in electricity prices, it helps reduce the cost of electricity use by a considerable amount. If it is attached to a battery set they can power the garden and even some parts of your homestead. They can also charge electric devices in the house, power lights, among other uses. They also do not cause noise pollution as generators do.
You can recreate your garden using decorative windmills in various ways. Create berms using clean topsoil to stimulate rolling hills in your garden. Put the windmill at the highest berm to be exposed to the wind. Put a rustic fence or a stone wall around the windmill to act as boundaries in your garden. Use river rocks or flagstones for a stone walkway. On another berm, you can plant a mix of wildflowers or ornamental wheat to add an informal vibe to the decorative windmill’s landscape. You can also plant a climbing plant like morning glory at the base of the windmill to make it blend with the environment.
In conclusion, you can join the world in going green by opting for decorative windmills for your garden. We have seen the benefits both to you and the environment. We have also looked at the different types of windmills that you can opt for and how to install one in your garden. You can also add some features to your garden to make the windmill blend with the environment. So, if you are looking for a unique way of making your backyard pretty, decorative windmills are always the best choice.