If you are a homeowner, you may want to improve the look of your property. One way to do so is to have a water feature installed. Simply put, a water feature is an enhancement used to change the appearance of your property and in many cases, give it some more appeal. There are different kinds of water features, some of which are fountains, ponds, and waterfalls. Let’s take a closer look.
Patio or Deck
If you don’t have enough space on your property to dedicate to a large water feature, you have the option of choosing a small one such as a tabletop fountain, bubbling water container, urn, or water garden container. A small water feature looks attractive on a deck or even a patio. Most of these are big enough to produce the lovely sound of running water or bubbling water.
Waterfalls and Fountains
Check out 10 Reasons to Introduce Fountains and Other Water Features into Your Garden
to get some ideas for small water featers that can be easily moved around and used. Once taken out of the box, they will be ready to be plugged in and work. You can use a combination of small water features in adding an interesting background to a shaded area or woodland garden.
For ponds, you can expect a larger install and careful planning. Most ponds will need to have a circulation system. This initiates constant water movement and a filtration system for maintaining clean water. Vinyl shells, vinyl liners, or fiberglass are also good choices because of their readiness to be installed. These come in various shapes, sizes, and prices.
Place your selected water feature away from gardens or lawns where water is running. Why? The water may have chemicals, bacteria, or debris in it. In addition, install the water feature away from trees or shrubs to avoid the shedding of pine needles or leaves. This will reduce maintenance and care.
Large Water Feature
For a larger water feature, you can make it more interesting by adding koi or goldfish. However, the depth of the pond has to be about two or three feet. If you reside in freezing temperature, then you need a deeper structure. For this, though, you need more planning and the help of a professional landscape designer. You can plant certain flowers around the edges. The plants will grow well because of being rooted in the mud. If your water feature is large enough, you could consider the use of floating plants like water ferns, water hyacinth, and lotus.
Your landscape designer will know how to carefully place these plants if the water feature is close to a drainage system or stream. There are some plants that are highly pervasive and will invade the area. Your water feature may bring frogs and this is good because the frogs will help to control the mosquitoes and other bothersome pests. If you added a bird bath or bubbler, it would attract different species of birds, but especially hummingbirds.
For maintenance, the landscaper will add vitamins, sugar, and salt to the water as frequently as necessary. Your landscape designer may also add other things such as sea weed and sea corals for added appeal. With the appropriate accessories and the right position, water features can effectively alter the ambience of your landscape significantly.
If you want to add the appropriate design to your landscape, contact My Landscaper
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