May 24, 2011. Bill Szydlowski
It is true that outdoor mirrors make a very great garden decoration. Starting from the illusion of more space to the distribution of sunlight, you can say that mirrors are really important pieces in every garden.
However, before even beginning to install a patio outdoor mirror in your space, it is necessary for you to take note of certain things to ensure you will get only the best out of the mirror. Little that you may know, garden mirrors, when installed improperly, can offer risks not only to your garden but also to you as an owner.
For one, always be careful in terms of where you will be installing the mirror to. Notice the area where it is distributing the light to. Take note that if you focus the mirror’s reflection to a plastic material, you can damage it immediately. This is true for your garden furniture such as plastic chairs, tables, sprinklers, and the like. Likewise, avoid focusing the mirror to an area with dry grass. The heat of the mirror’s reflection can easily start a fire. Moreover, if the reflection is directed to a plant that does not require too much sunlight, the reflection can promote poor health towards the plant.
Also, you must install the mirror in an area that is safe and secure. Meaning, do not carelessly put a mirror on the ground as people can easily walk on it and break it in the long run. As much as possible, place the mirror on the walls or create a protection for the mirror so that it will not be easily subjected to damage.
There can be a lot of risks involved in installing outdoor mirrors in your garden. However, you can always walk away from these risks without the need to sacrifice not having mirrors in the yard. As long as you are careful and mindful on how you install each mirror, you will not be faced with any serious problem here.
Updated May 24, 2011. Published February 24, 2011. Bill Szydlowski