You spent all that precious time working on the visual beauty of your garden, adding various flowers, furniture, maybe an arbor, but how about some soothing sounds? What happens when the birds are not around chirping various melodies? What will be pleasing to our ears?
This is where wind chimes come into play. Not only will they add flavor to the visual aspect of your garden, but also relaxing melodies so you and your company can further enjoy your garden.
But before you decide to purchase chimes, you should know that they come in four primary materials—metal, glass, ceramic and bamboo. Each material chimes a different tune, from the high pitch of metal to the low resonant tone of bamboo. They are also available in different designs, such as tubular and bell wind chimes.
Before you began shopping, remember that metal and bamboo chimes are mostly built for outdoor use due to their durability, whereas ceramic and glass chimes are mostly built for indoor use due to their fragility.
Metal wind chimes are the most popular due to their durability and tuning ability, and their ability to resist rust and different climates. Metal wind chimes are the only ones available that you can tune to specific tones; they are also offered in a variety of melodies, and will allow you to tune to a popular song or theme.
Bamboo wind chimes are also popular, but they are not as durable as metal chimes, and sometimes split due to weathering, although this has little effect on the sound. Bamboo carries a hollow and low resonant tone, sounding like exotic drums or the soothing sounds of rainforest. If you’re searching for a way to relieve stress, the natural and environmental tones of bamboo is the way to go.