Create sound and movement in your garden
Outdoor water features are one of the most commonly used, whether placed in the front drive or rear garden. A water feature can be as simple as a small reflecting pool or as elaborate as a waterfall cascading into a fish pond with a fountain. With so many options to choose from, it is helpful to recognise the four basic categories of water features; ponds, fountains, waterfalls and contemporary water features
Why have a Water Feature in Your Garden?
Water features add a sense of calmness and serenity like nothing else in the landscape. They can quickly transform an outdoor living space making it a true place of relaxation. As well as adding value to your property, you will also find that it adds value to your life.
Ponds can also be designed to match the aesthetics of contemporary homes. Instead of a curvy, natural looking.
Koi ponds are for breeding and raising koi fish and require an elaborate filter system. They make a great addition to your outdoor living space, providing a place of peace and tranquillity. A great benefit of Koi ponds is that they are a stress-free way of having a house pet that all the family can enjoy. Although not maintenance free, they are a lot easier to maintain and care for than a dog or cat would be over time.
If you are looking to install a wildlife pond, then to be successful you will need patience. This is because you must allow the pond to populate itself which could take many months. This type of pond, therefore, is a low maintenance solution. Types of animals that wildlife ponds attract include frogs, pond snails, water Beetles and Dragonflies.
Contemporary Water Features – these are great for the modern backyard and as most are pre-made, it is just a matter of picking the one that you like best and installing it. They come in a range of styles
An almost limitless variety of shapes and sizes of fountains may be added to your water feature. Fountains are also an extremely popular choice, as they take up a small footprint and can be built in several beautiful designs.
Rather than having a pond at the bottom of the waterfall there is a liner filled the basin and a pump vault which the water falls into. The pond pump pushes the water back to the top of the waterfall and the process is repeated. The advantage of a pondless waterfall is that it is low maintenance, easy to keep running and creates running water without needing a large area.
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