Garden Water Feature - Peace and Tranquility
A garden water feature adds peace and tranquility to tropical garden
Small features, such as a fountains, or birdbaths, can purchased from a
garden or home improvement centers.
The supplies needed to build large water features (such as ponds,
waterfalls, and streams) can be purchased through specialty stores and
Depending on the size and installation requirements of the water
feature, you might consider hiring an experienced contractor.
Most professional landscape design firms offer free consultations, and
will help you decide on the best water feature for your garden and
Landscape water features can be large or small, simple or elaborate.
They bring peace and tranquility to gardens and landscapes. Choose a
feature based on the style of your garden, home, and landscape.
Water Features – What Are Your Options?
Water Gardens (Ponds)
Water gardens or ponds add peace and tranquility to gardens and
landscapes. Ponds can be formal or informal in shape. Formal ponds are
typically geometric in shape - square, circular, rectangular, or a
combination. They can be level with the ground, or above-ground
structures. Informal (or natural) ponds have a free-form (abstract)
shape that resembles the look of natural ponds and lakes.
Garden Water Falls
Garden Water Falls can be easily added to virtually any garden design.
Waterfalls typically spill into a water garden, pond, or pool. If space
is limited, or child safety is a concern, a pondless waterfall might be
the solution. Pondless waterfalls can be purchased in ready-to-install
kits, or built from scratch.
Garden Water Fountains
Outdoor garden water fountains add the sight and sound of flowing water
to gardens and landscapes. They make an eye-catching design focal point
for garden and landscape designs. Water fountains are typically one of
three types: spray fountains, cascading fountains, or statuary
Spray fountains (usually water nozzles or jets) spray streams of water
in different patterns. Cascading fountains consist of one or more
levels. Water cascades or falls down each level. Statuary fountains are
usually free standing sculptures used in formal garden and landscape
Garden Water Wheel
A garden water wheel adds the relaxing site and sound of water
outdoor retreat. Water wheels are available in pre-assembled kits, or
can be custom built to your specifications.
Garden Bird Baths
Are you looking for an inexpensive, yet attractive water feature that
requires no installation? Garden Bird Baths are the perfect choice.
They can be easily added to any garden or landscape.
Garden bird baths attract a variety of birds and add the relaxing
element of water to your front or back yard. They are available in a
variety of styles and materials. Some are equipped with heating
elements the keep the water from freezing. Solar bird baths use solar
panels to harness energy for powering a pump used for circulating water.
Garden Water Feature
Water features are a versatile landscape element. Where you decide
place them will depend on the design of you garden or landscape.
Follow these tips for choosing the best location:
- Use large garden water features (waterfalls, ponds) to
create a focal point in the overall landscape design.
- Consider the view from a window. A water garden, stream, or
waterfall can be enjoyed while indoors if placed in the right landscape
- Small features, such as fountains and birdbaths, can be
used as accents in gardens, or placed on a patios, decks, and porches.
- Place near an area used for socializing and entertaining to
add the site and sound of water to outdoor celebrations and events.