Five Garden Design Ideas Using Water

December 14, 2017 - Comment

Water features in a garden are attractive, soothing and calming elements promoting aesthetic and health benefits. For a long time now, water has been used as therapy for various ailments. Being near or around a water source uplifts moods and improves concentration (Nichols, 2014). Water, along with plants in a garden, also helps purify the

Water features in a garden are attractive, soothing and calming elements promoting aesthetic and health benefits. For a long time now, water has been used as therapy for various ailments. Being near or around a water source uplifts moods and improves concentration (Nichols, 2014). Water, along with plants in a garden, also helps purify the air contributing to a better health and mental condition (Pino and La Ragione, 2013). Big or small spaces, there are many ways to incorporate water in your garden design making your plot a place where you can relax and chill.

Ponds

Small bodies of water whether artificial or natural are charming features of a garden. You can easily create a small pond yourself using plastic, a thin layer of concrete or sand. Plants and fishes are added to support a small ecosystem in your backyard. In addition to beautifying your landscape, ponds help in water conservation and the sludge collected at the bottom can serve as natural fertilizers for your plants. Ponds also require little maintenance yet offers many benefits including supporting an environment.

Water fountains

Fountains make eye-catching garden centerpieces that exist in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Whether you are making a fountain from oversized pots, discarded bathtubs or natural boulders, the sound of gushing water is comforting. You can even add lights for a dramatic effect at night. Include benches and sculptures to enhance the look of your garden.

Bird baths

Attracting wildlife to your garden can be done in several ways from planting colorful blooms to installing bird baths and houses. Bird baths can become stand-alone pieces or part of a water fountain. The presence of baths in your garden offers multiple benefits from enticing all sorts of birds to helping with pest control and pollination.

Rock pools and swimming pools

Consider an organic swimming pool where you build a body of water without using chemicals. Plants and natural materials are the essential features of this type of pool where you can bathe and enjoy nature. For those who love modern amenities, an outdoor Jacuzzi on your patio deck is luxurious or a plunge pool to cool off during hot summers if space is an issue. Rock pools are other alternatives, but if you don’t have the room, you can design a small one in a corner of your garden as an accessory.

Rills or side canals

Ever thought of making rills or side canals around your garden? The sound of water running through these man-made canals is always pleasant. Moreover, since these structures are often shallow, they are the perfect drinking furrow for wildlife.

Incorporating water structures in your garden has many advantages. They make landscapes vibrant, lively & inviting and at the same time, provide a soothing haven.


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