Looking for a way to add a little tranquility to your garden? A water feature is the ideal solution to add a sense of peace and serenity to any outdoor space.
Whether it be a fountain, water fall or even a pond, a water feature has many benefits. If you’re often finding yourself stressed from work, or maybe looking for five minutes away from the noise of the family home, sitting outside listening to the peaceful flow of water is a timeless way to relieve stress and anxiety. Water also makes your garden appear bigger thanks to reflections off the water, as well as attracting a variety of wildlife to your doorstep.
There’s a massive range of water features to choose from at Paving Superstore, so you’re guaranteed to find a design to suit your garden with ease. Contemporary or classical, a water feature is a great addition to any garden. Here are some different types of water features to help inspire your next garden project…
Ponds are the perfect way to create a natural looking retreat in your garden. Not only do ponds look great, they also attract wildlife to your garden, including a range of birds and frogs. If you allow water plants to grow, you can add extra detail and foliage to your outdoor area, adding to the natural look of your garden. When considering pond plants, aim for around 60% coverage to oxygenate the water to avoid the water turning into a swamp; try water lilies, native starwort or curled pondweed. Also, ponds don’t have to be a permanent fixture, why not create a potted pond for ultimate versatility and style.
Fountains are easy to set up, typically available in ready assembled sets for extra convenience. Another benefit of fountains is they require minimal maintenance and are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit every garden space.
If you want to create a modern and sleek look, stainless steel fountains will add a contemporary feel to any outdoor space. To make the most out of your fountain, consider solar power to make your garden the most cost effective and add lights for extra effect to create the ultimate outdoor atmosphere.
Studies have shown that running water promotes well being, so why not add a waterfall to your garden to create the ultimate tranquil atmosphere. When planning to create your waterfall, you can use materials already available in your garden or start from scratch, waterfalls can be as unique as you want them to be.
When it comes to waterfall features, it’s not all about looks, it’s about sound. Listen to the water running – do you like the sound? If it sounds like a bath filling, probably not. Go for something that is soothing and relaxing, not annoying!
To add extra detail to your waterfall, why not add pond lighting to create the ultimate night time tranquil retreat.