The Best Water Features For Your Garden
We’ve finally made it! Out of the cold winter months and back into the vibrant season of spring. Now that we can start hoping for some warmer weather, especially with summer coming around the corner, the garden is most likely on your mind.
Barbecues, sunbathing, (safe) gatherings of friends and family; this is what the good weather is for! We all like to impress though, don’t we?
Water features are a great way to spruce up your garden and leave your friends & family wishing their garden looked as fantastic as yours. Without further ado, let us give you some suggestions to turn your garden into a perfectly picturesque plot.
The Classic Fountain
There’s something to be said for the classic look. An impressive, central display, with enough gusto to put on a real show. Indeed, water fountains are normally a grand choice.
But there are so many to choose from really; even the smallest of fountains can really bring your garden to life!
If you’re wanting to go for a fountain, you’ll definitely want to be sticking with that old-school look. Both pristine and moss-covered white-stone fountains are sure to impress every time.
There may be a high chance that you quite like the open space your garden offers; sure, a fountain would be nice if it wasn’t for the space it will be taking up!
Fountain pumps are a great way to get a fountain feature, whilst still maintaining the room to host games on the grass! The added benefit you may find with these is additional effects for a lower price; some fountain pumps come equipped with LEDs and other features to jazz up your water feature when you please.
The Humble Pond
Ponds are a great way to harness the many different benefits of water features. Being able to pull up a chair next to your own body of water – hearing the water ripple in the light breeze – can do wonders for your relaxation.
If you wanted, you could always go the extra mile and add some true life to your garden by incorporating fish! Of course, there are other things to consider here, you’d be getting some new pets after all and you’d need to ensure the water is suitable for the types of fish you’re looking to keep.
If you’re lucky, you might be able to attract some unique and interesting characters, without all the hassle; one of the biggest advantages that ponds offer is the possibility for wildlife becoming much more active in your garden.
Much like ponds, streams are another great way to incorporate a unique water feature into your garden; streams tend to work better as more modern pieces, but can work just as well in natural settings with the right decor; ponds can often be a better choice for this, however, when taking into account how much space a stream can often take up.
Despite these drawbacks, streams are quite unmatched in the design they can provide for your garden! There are some wonderful examples out there of small streams running through excellently detailed brick-laid waterways.
Whilst implementing an artistic stream into your garden could become pricey if you’ve got access to the funds you most likely won’t regret it; the opportunity for patterns and unique spins on the feature make it a great show stopper choice for garden enthusiasts.