Garden clocks are made out of different materials, but the one thing all the materials have in common is that they are all weather proof. ??The different materials used to make an outside clock are cast iron, terracotta, and resin. ??The cast iron clocks are the most popular because it is a material that has been used longest. ??It is a more expensive material to purchase, but there are more styles of clocks to chose from out of the cast iron selection. ??Plus, cast iron is guaranteed reliable and will last for years.
Terracotta is also reliable as a material to make into a garden clock. ??There are not very many styles but terracotta clocks are great in a garden because many people choose to only pot their plants in terracotta pots, or they use terracotta slabs on the ground in their landscape.
Resin is the newest material used to make garden clocks. ??It is a great material because it is definitely weatherproof and it can be made to look like other materials, like cast iron. ??Resin is much less expensive than cast iron so it is a great investment. ??There are not as many styles to choose from, but it might be worth the price to pick a resin-based outdoor clock.
No matter what material you choose, purchasing a garden or patio clock is a great investment because they not only look great in your outside space, but they do serve the function of telling time (and even some tell temperature or humidity levels) outside. ??This is great if you and your family love spending time bbqing, playing, or gardening and frequently lose track of time.