If you are thinking of enhancing the landscape of your garden this summer, considering the installation of a water feature is bound to of crossed your mind. Adding a water feature has the potential to enhance your outdoor space in so many ways, whether it is a traditional fountain or a pond in your garden. But are you put off by the amount of work you think is required to go into it.
The right water feature can transform your garden, it might be that focal feature that you have needed to bring your outdoor space to life and really start enjoying your time outside! Take a look at these 6 reasons to install a water feature!
Easy To Maintain
It’s commonly misunderstood that water features can be hard work to maintain and keep clean, however this is simply not true. Depending on the size of your water feature, whether it is a smaller water feature, or a solar powered one or a pond it’s difficult to apprehend the work that will go into keeping it in action.
If you have a pond, this will generally need cleaning out every 5 – 10 years, dependant on the size of it. But when it comes to water features these are easy to keep clean and maintain and your specific water feature is likely to come with instructions on how this will work.
Enhance Your Garden’s Style
Do you ever feel like your garden is just missing something? Installing a water feature could enhance your garden’s style and become a focal point for the look you are trying to achieve in your outdoor space. When you are looking at the landscaping of your garden, your personal taste is obviously going to play a big part in the design; installing a water feature gives you this opportunity to inject your style in to your garden.
Boost Mental Well-being
Installing a water feature into your outdoor space has many health benefits. As well as bringing peace and tranquillity to your surroundings, they have been proven to boost your mental well-being through the sound therapy created by the running water. Water features can also purify the air around your outdoor space, refreshing the air we breathe providing a healthier environment.
Create a Natural Habitat For Wildlife
A water feature can provide you with a natural habitat for wildlife to thrive in your garden. If you have a pond in your garden, not only will you be able to house fish in it, but it also attracts birds, frogs and insects to an area where there is a source of water available. Water features should be well thought out, consider the surroundings of it to create an area that wildlife can thrive in.
Cools The Temperature of Your Garden
Not many people know this, but having a water feature in your garden significantly cools the temperature of your outdoor space. And on a hot summer day, the water feature can create an environment that you can really enjoy.
Article supplied by Outdoor Living UK