Water Features To Freshen Up Your Garden Design
The Gardener|August 2020
Close your eyes. Imagine a relaxing spot in your garden, the one place you go when you need a break from the world. A space to wind down and be at peace. Imagine the fresh air, the sounds of birds and leaves rustling around you as you sigh and sink into nature and all its glory. Regardless of what you imagined, I guarantee it could be made considerably better with the addition of a water feature (unless you already imagined one, in which case props to you).
Madison Moulton

The sound of water naturally soothes us, as our brain interprets the sound as non-threatening, and it can even induce a meditative state. A modern water feature in your garden also screams ‘I’m a pro at garden design. I’ve put tons of thought into this, and I have my life together!’, even if you definitely aren’t, haven’t, or don’t. We are here to cover the design part for you so you can make your imaginary perfect spot a reality in your own backyard.

Starting small

Water features and their technologies can be daunting. To dip your toe rather than jumping right in, start with one of the smaller features. Small water features look best nestled amongst other plants, to fit in rather than stand out. Due to their size, the water streams are smaller too, meaning less noise, a possible benefit if the feature is close to the house. Going smaller tends to be less costly and less technical, making them a great option for a short weekend project that has long-lasting benefits.

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