Friday, 12 May 2017

Water Palava: Choosing a Water Feature for Your Garden

If you love spending time in your garden, you probably find that it's a very relaxing thing to do. It's a good space to enjoy when you need some quiet or at least a different environment to the one you have inside. When your garden is somewhere you go to relax, you should think of some of the elements that will help to calm you and improve your mood. A water feature is an excellent option. You can have a still pond, where you can watch fish swim leisurely or enjoy various pondlife, or you could have a moving water feature that provides a calming sight and sound. Choosing a water feature for your garden means thinking about several factors.

How Much Space Do You Have?

Firstly, you have to consider how much space you have available. While a lot of people have gardens, they're not always very big. And you probably want to ensure you still have plenty of space for kids to play, the dog to run around, or for you to sit and enjoy the area. You should think about how much space you're willing to give up to a water feature. They can come in all shapes and sizes so you could have anything from a little bird bath to a large pond. Even fountains can come in smaller and larger designs, so don't let the space you have limit you too much.

What's Your Style?

Next, you need to think about what sort of style you want to go for. One of the main things you can consider if whether you want to have a classical style water feature or if you want something more modern. Classical choices could include fountains with cherubs or gargoyles. You can get something that looks like it's made from aged bronzed or invest in the real thing. More modern features could include water walls and tiered fountains. Consider having lights or different colours to add something different. If you're thinking of having a pond, you can consider what types of plants you might use within it and around it.

Care Requirements for Your Water Feature

When you're choosing a water feature, do think about what care it will require. Some will need more attention than others, and you might feel you don't have the time to look after them. For example, a pond can require a lot of care. You might need to buy special equipment and treatments, like an air pump from Swell or solutions to keep algae and weeds away. Other water features won't require much care at all, except for maybe a quick clean once or twice a year.

Positioning a Water Feature

Think about the best place to put your water feature and its installation requirements. A lot of features will need pumps, which might require some electrical wiring. However, it's also possible to use solar power if it's too difficult to wire a feature to your house. You might also want to think about where to position your water feature in regards to sun exposure, safety, and plants in your garden.

A water feature could improve your garden greatly. Choose one carefully to make sure you get the right one.

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