How to Include Water in your Garden

If you’ve spent time and money landscaping your garden, choosing the plants, paving and accessories you want, you might still feel as if the garden needs one last finishing touch. A water feature could be the perfect way to do this. However, water features aren’t just a garden decoration; as well as being an aesthetic addition to your outside space, if your water feature has movement, the sound of trickling water can be relaxing to listen to on a sunny weekend afternoon. If you are unsure as to how you could include water as a feature in your garden this guide could help you!

Bird Baths

Bird baths are possibly the easiest way of including water in your garden, and they are beneficial for wildlife, too. They require very little effort regarding installation, and likewise for maintenance. Bird baths are available in a variety of sizes and designs, meaning there will always be one to suit your garden.

Water features

Water features are a traditional feature that helps to include water in a garden. However, you don’t have to stick to traditional stone when it comes to the material of your water feature. There are a wide variety of more modern and minimalistic water fountains available nowadays, take a look at the Paving Superstore selection of water features.


Ponds are a water feature that do require a lot of effort to install and, depending on the size and what you keep in the pond, a moderate level of maintenance. However, spending this time and effort can be rewarding, if you have the space for a pond in your garden, as you can keep fish and frogs, which will attract other types of wildlife into your garden. You can buy everything you need from pond liners to pond lighting on the Paving Superstore website. You should always consider important factors, such as small children or cats and dogs, before building a pond- would their safety be affected?

Fun Watering Cans

If your garden space is incredibly limited, so that fountains, art and ponds are out of the question, you don’t have to miss out on introducing water in your garden altogether. Simply having a fun watering can, on show can add an element of interest in your garden when it comes to water. This means that, even if you have limited outdoor space, such as a small balcony, you can still have fun with water.

Do you have any tips on how to include water into a garden? Share your ideas in the comments!

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