Garden Water Features
January 31, 2019
Types of Water Features to Spruce Up Your Garden
Your garden is an integral part of your home. Not only is it an extension of your home, but it is also a haven for yourself and your closest loved ones. Creating a space that is functional, intimate, and beautiful is one way to invest in your own home and increase your property value, as well as reflect your own personality and style through your creative intuition.
Designing your perfect garden need not be difficult. In fact, it can be quite enjoyable if you have the right help and information. Choosing between garden features is a wonderful way to add interest, ambience, and structure to your yard, and of all the interactive features, we highly favour water features. Water as a source of life is tranquil, attracts birds and insects, and adds depth to the sensory experience you would like to introduce to your garden.
At EarthLinks Landscaping, we absolutely adore the vitality and movement a water feature creates, and we are passionate about bringing such focal points to life in every unique yard. Below we discuss some of the types of water features we enjoy designing and installing.
The Water Fountain
Water fountains are possibly the most popular form of water feature. Many homeowners add water fountains because of the tranquil atmosphere the sound of rushing water creates. Fountains come in all shapes and sizes, which means that even a small space can afford to install a fountain that does not look too bulky. Fountains are also easy to maintain, but usually do require electricity to function, although some do work by utilising gravity.
Designing and installing a pond is one of the easiest ways of increasing the biodiversity within your garden. Ponds are interactive water features that are not difficult to maintain. For those who would like to add interest or colour to their ponds, introducing koi or goldfish is a fun (think feeding time) and visually pleasing idea for any yard. Once a pond is in place, several aquatic plants can also be cultivated to create the ideal garden for you. Ponds do require some space, so for those with a large garden, a pond might be the perfect fit.
Waterfalls are like fountains in that they audibly add a sense of tranquillity and peace to your garden. Creating motion in a garden indicates life and growth, which most homeowners find refreshing. By using interesting types of rocks and aquaplants, waterfalls are a beautiful way to add a focal point to your garden.
If you are interested in our water feature services, feel free to contact our professional design team at EarthLinks Landscaping for more information.