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To give life and character to your garden, decorative animals in resin, metal or ceramic are a must. Garden ID customers know: whether it’s an elegant metal heron, a playful resin turtle or a delicately crafted ceramic sphere, these elements can transform an ordinary space into an enchanted haven. However, proper care is essential to ensure that these parts continue to shine.

Here’s how to care for your garden treasures for years to come.

Care for resin decorations

Resin, with its ability to imitate various materials and its natural resistance to weathering, is a popular choice for garden decorations.

  • Routine cleaning
    Moisten a sponge or soft cloth with lukewarm water and mild soap. Rub gently to remove dirt and rinse with clean water.
  • Removing stubborn stains
    For stubborn stains, use diluted white vinegar or methylated spirits. Always test on an inconspicuous area first, to avoid discoloration or damage.
  • Protection and prevention
    To prevent discoloration, consider placing your resin objects away from direct sunlight, especially on the sunniest days.
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Care for metal decorations

Metallic pieces, with their distinctive shine and durability, can be jewels in the garden if well cared for.

  • Routine cleaning
    A soft cloth, water and a little soap are often all that’s needed. For ornaments with intricate details, an antique toothbrush can help dislodge dirt.
  • Combating corrosion
    At the first sign of rust, lightly sand the affected area and apply anti-rust paint. Protective agents, such as silicone sprays, can also provide a layer of protection.
  • Protecting metal
    Applying a suitable varnish or placing the ornament under cover in winter can extend the life of your metal pieces.

Care for ceramic decorations

Ceramic is renowned for its aesthetic appeal and natural resistance to mildew. However, it can be sensitive to the elements.

  • Routine cleaning
    Warm water and a soft sponge are often all that’s needed. Avoid abrasive products that could scratch the surface.
  • Repair chips and cracks
    If you notice any chips or cracks, special ceramic adhesives can be used for repairs. Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Prevent damage
    Although ceramic is robust, it can be sensitive to frost. Consider moving your rooms indoors or into a shelter during the winter.

General tips for preserving garden decorations

Whatever the material, always consider the location. Protect your objects from strong winds and excessive sunlight. During the colder months, consider storing more delicate pieces to protect them from the elements.


The ornaments you select at Garden ID are more than mere additions; they represent an investment in the magic and beauty of your garden. With regular maintenance and a few precautions, these decorative elements will remain as bright and charming as on their first day. So it really is worth looking after these treasures that make your garden so unique.