Landscaping adds so much to a home, be it the colors of the different flowers to the blooming trees and the greenery of the shrubs. But many times, many home owners forget one thing in the landscaping – the water! Nothing completes your landscape more than the soothing tunes of flowing water. Water features transform your outdoor living space into a paradise and become the focal point of any garden. Whether you tuck a decorative fountain near the entrance of your home or create a backyard habitat with an ecosystem pond and waterfall, you’ll find each day enhanced when you add water to your landscape.
Here are some great reasons to add water to your landscape:
Water Ponds Help You Relax: Having an outdoor water feature is a great way to unwind after a hard day’s work. The sound of running water is soothing and a huge stress reliever.
Water Features are Environmentally Friendly: Current research suggests that having a pond in your yard may improve air quality. The constantly evaporating water helps filter the air. It also increases the biodiversity of your landscaping, attracting animals and birds that enjoy a slightly cooler and wetter environment.
Increases Home’s Resale Value: Outdoor spaces are the up and coming must have for home buyers, and adding a water feature and a few benches and potted plants can be a big draw when you put your home on the market. You should easily recoup the money spent on a well designed water feature.
Creates a Family Friendly Space: Relaxing in the backyard around a pond, waterfall or fountain is a great way to spend time with your kids. Whether watching the fish or other wildlife in your pond or simply enjoying the tinkling tune of flowing water, spending time with your family in this environment will be rejuvenating.
Water Features Don’t Have to be Expensive: Waterfalls and ponds can be cozy or expansive…both make dramatic impacts on your landscape. Fountains are always an economical choice as they can be as small as tabletop size. Self-contained fountains can be placed on your patio or at the entrance to your garden and all you have to do is add water and plug it in.
Regardless of the design, water features add both visual and auditory beauty to your landscape. Adding a water feature to your landscape will make you the envy of the neighborhood! Ah, and it’s just such a relaxing feature at the end of a long day or week.