Water features come in a range of sizes and varieties, from small fountains, to large lakes. Regardless of the style you may decide on for your garden, you can always rely on the look and sound of water to add a relaxing backdrop to your outside space.
Due to the huge range of water features currently on the market, it’s easy to find something to suit any taste or budget. Whether you’re looking for a babbling stream to add a little serenity, a fish pond to attract wildlife, or a cascading fountain as a focal point, there’s plenty of options to choose from.
That’s why we’ve decided to take a closer look at the huge range of water features available, to help you decide which one is best for you.
Ponds and Lakes
Ponds and lakes are amongst the most relaxing water features available. The perfect accompaniment to a summer afternoon in the garden, you can enjoy gentle ripples reflecting the sunlight, colourful flowering plants and reeds alongside, and the arrival of wildlife. With potential visits from frogs, newts, birds, and dragonflies, you’ll be all set for a mini nature-reserve right in your back garden. This is also a great opportunity for any children around your home to view nature throughout the year, providing an interactive and educational centrepiece to your garden, as well as an attractive one.
If you want to take your garden pond or lake one step further, why not add a stream which runs through your garden, before dropping into the body of water. This offers many of the same benefits as a pond – the relaxing appearance and invitation to wildlife – but it also incorporates the sound of moving water for an extra layer of relaxation. If you have a larger garden, a stream is a great way to extend your water feature, giving you the opportunity to add extra elements, such as a pebbled or rocky pathway, or more plant life. You can also turn your feature into a more visual display with the addition of a waterfall, making it even more impressive.
Fountains and Cascading Water Features
If you love the sound of running water, then a fountain or cascading water feature is another great option. The sound of running water has been said to have health benefits from its relaxing qualities, such as reducing stress and blood pressure, and helping to clear the mind and provide a calmer headspace. Water fountains come in a range of sizes and styles, making them ideal for gardens of any size. You can choose between traditional ornate features, or more modern, minimal examples, depending on your own personal style and garden space. One thing that all cascading water features have in common, however, is that they can provide an attractive focal point in your garden, pleasing to both the eye and the ear.
Every garden is different, just as every homeowner is different, and you may find that your outside space has inspired new ideas for a water feature. If you speak to your local landscaper, you’ll discover that most water features listed can be adapted into a bespoke garden design to suit your individual needs. If your garden has a particular shape or dimensions, or you want to combine a water feature with any other aspects of landscaping such as a patio, timberwork, decking or planting, your landscaper will be able to take your ideas and draw up the ideal solution for you.
Here at Groby Landscapes, we’ve been providing bespoke garden and landscaping solutions for decades, with a specialist team providing expert results throughout Leicestershire. If you’d like to discuss the best water feature to benefit your garden, or any other aspects of landscaping, be sure to contact us today.Posted in Landscaping, Landscaping Techniques, News