If you have ever found yourself admiring the beautiful water works of nature you might have thought of recreating the scenery right in your own yard in the form of a water garden. Building a garden on your property can bring a lot of value to your home while making it look a lot more beautiful. However, compared to a traditional garden, water gardens bring a whole new look and feel with the addition of a body of water and a wider variety of life that can be supported in the garden’s environment.
Taking the calm and serene elements of nature, the beautiful look of a water garden not only provides an aesthetic boost to one’s property, it creates a whole new area where one can indulge in the beauty of nature to relax and find respite from a great deal of stress in the outside world. Water gardens are amazing and that means it would be quite an effort to get one set up in your yard. Compared to traditional gardens water gardens are more complex and more challenging to maintain. But the real challenge all begins at the start when you are envisioning your creation.
Getting together ideas for your water garden can really bring out your creativity but it can also make one feel overwhelmed. When creating a water garden one doesn’t need to get too complex as to how to set it all up. Today, we are going to take a look at a few ideas that you can incorporate into your water garden design.
1.) Small and easy – Water gardens don’t have to be quite big and set up right in the middle of the ground in your yard. This can make things quite difficult especially if you are still starting out. Your first water garden can just be a small pool situated by the sidewalk or even one that you can easily fit on top of a table. You just need the right size bowl that you can fill with water and decorate with some plants.
2.) Moving water – Water is known for its calm, serene, and static quality which water gardens reflect. However, water can also be dynamic and flowing. If you want to incorporate water’s dynamic element into your water garden you can make use of pond fountains. It is important to note that adding a fountain will involve setting up the right system to properly circulate the water through the entire water garden. The fountain can be decorated with smooth stones and plant leaves.
3.) Use of background – Building a water garden can take effort particularly trying to set up the area to make it ideal for the water garden especially with the addition of a pool of water. Most often people invest more to improve the look of the surrounding. A better idea would be to incorporate the water garden into the existing environment itself allowing it to blend in much easier without having to spend more on decorating the landscape.