It doesn’t matter whether you live on a sprawling estate or in small suburban duplex, you can add a tranquil water feature to your garden landscape. Water features can be big or small, complex or simple. You’ll find elements ranging from a straightforward accent pieces to key focal points, all of which set the tone for a great garden.
Here are two popular options that can help you determine the right fit for your taste, your budget, and your landscape: ponds and fountains.
Ponds add a hefty dose of atmosphere and vitality to any garden. It can be a simple pool with an added bubbler. Or it can be a massive koi pond with rock features and waterfalls. The beauty of ponds rests in its versatility. For aquatic lovers, a pond is a home to fish, frogs and other wildlife. If you prefer a more contemporary look, rather opt for ponds with geometrical, clean lines defined by stone, tile or even marble. Ultimately, the design of the pond comes down to your personal tastes and budget.
There is something mesmerizing about watching water trickle from a fountain. In fact, the sound of water is proven to bring stress relief and relaxation to your environment. It doesn’t come as a surprise that one of the most loved water features in garden landscaping is the fountain.
The easiest water feature you can create is a recirculating fountain. It can be anything from the ever-popular bubbling vase, to a core-drilled boulder, to a more classical multi-tiered fountain. Water collects in a basin at the bottom where a small pump sits and then pumped back up to the top. Consequently, recirculating fountains are the most cost-effective water feature to your home.
Landscape lighting can accent a fountain and add a stylish, nighttime ambiance.
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