Are you thinking of upgrading your outdoor space by bringing in something thing new and transformative? How about getting a water feature? If you are uncertain that this can be a worthwhile investment, below are some things that may convince you otherwise:
- Water makes the garden look bigger
It is possible to leverage the reflective properties of water to make the yard appear bigger turning it into a space for tranquility and relieve stress and anxiety. To achieve this effect, you should consider using water features with a dark background. Installing underwater lighting and complementing them with different lighting installations around the property can add to the overall objective. The underwater lights can be in different shapes and colors. Give to priority to lights that work using solar power.
- Water has a cooling and pleasant effect
The outdoor space in your home will be the chill spot during the hot summer days. You can opt to install a pool fed by an artificial stream. With the pond, you need to consider throwing in some aquatic plants. The sounds of the flowing water in the artificial stream can have a cooling effect. If you have a large water fountain that produces mist, then you will also have countless opportunities to see rainbows in your garden.
To enjoy all these pleasantries of the water features, the water you use for the pool, stream or fountain should be clean and crystal clear. Also, the water features should receive routine maintenance to help them retain their original beauty and function.
- Water attracts an array of wildlife to your garden
Depending on your location and property perimeter, you are bound to attract all manner of wildlife into your garden if it has an open play layout (no fence). To encourage the creatures to frequent your yard, you should have an array of indigenous plant life in the garden, along with a fountain, pond, or any other suitable water feature.
Some of the features are available at the local supplies stores; however, you cannot buy one, set it up, and have it running and hope for the best. The type of water features to use, its size and accessorizing possibilities should also be taken into account. Keep in mind that the kind of wildlife attracted by the water feature in your garden may also turn out to be destructive. Some can harm the aquatic life in your garden pond or stain the spotless fountain. If you’re interested, look at these from Soothing Company.
- Aquatic plants are affordable
When it comes to enhancing large water features and fountain in the garden, introducing aquatic plants is a natural décor option that never gets dated or goes wrong. For ponds, you can work with water lilies or the water lettuce which are inexpensive to purchase and maintain.
A seashore can also be a source of what you need, free of charge. You can go there to collect small corals and seaweeds with colors ranging from green to brown. Algae is the most popular seaweed from many homeowners. Getting the weeds in other colors such as yellow and red can also help create a natural unwater rainbow.
You should keep the aquatic flora well fed, that is possible by simple means such as adding sugar, salt, and vitamins into the water so that they can go as strong and healthy plants.
- Water introduces serenity into the yard
A flowing stream or a running water fountain creates a tranquil sound that makes such installation an excellent choice if you live in a bustling and noisy neighborhood. With such water features in your garden, you will also look forward to unwinding in your yard once you get home. The sounds of flowing water coupled with the mist produced have a therapeutic effect, and you can bring in plants that produce sweet scents to help enhance the therapeutic benefits of installing water features in your yard.
And there you have, five reasons that should convince you to consider transforming your garden using water features.