Water features are becoming more and more popular in gardens. But there are many people who are still on the garden fence about them. The most important question regarding water features in their mind are ‘why would I want one’? There are plenty of reasons, and this isn’t even a comprehensive list of them. But hopefully, it should give you some ideas on how a water feature could be just what you garden needs.
They’re not as hard to maintain as you might think
The first thing that many people will consider about fountains and other water features in the garden is that they are a lot of work. Yes, you have to clean them often to rid them of algae and the like, but the costs of maintaining and occasionally cleaning the sides of fountains and the rocks of a water feature can be much less of a hassle than maintaining a plot of land the same size.
They can be a home to wildlife
Some people genuinely care about the shrinking habitat we’re leaving the wild creatures of the land. Other people just love seeing a bit more life in the garden. A good pond can offer that, provided that you keep it from being dominated by algae and use tools like pond pumps to keep your pond clean. Not only do they invite frogs, newts, and pretty insects like dragonflies. Ponds are very popular hangout spots for birds as well.
It’s an easy enough point to make. Water features, when cared for, look great and there are all kinds of styles from sleek contemporary types to classically sculpted varieties. Water is a very relaxing element to include in your garden, too and can make it an even more inviting place to socialize if that’s what you’re after.
They add more light to the garden
Getting more like throughout the home is a constant struggle for some. If you’re sick of your garden looking dim and glum, adding your own lighting is effective but can only do so much. In the daytime, water reflects and refracts the light on its surface, spreading it more naturally throughout the garden. Water really does brighten the place up.
Pond plants are easy-peasy
If you want to add more varieties of plant-life to the garden then you will find that pond plants are some of the easiest to maintain. Water is nowhere near as difficult to make habitable as soil, especially since you have a small controlled sample of it as opposed to a whole garden’s worth. You might need to occasionally feed them until the pond becomes able to sustain plants itself, but that’s hardly work.
They fit all different kinds of gardens, to be honest. They’re perfect for those who like a more natural look, but they can also contribute to the classy, tamed grounds area appeal that so many like, and even make for a great social centerpiece. Here’s hoping the points above have you a little more convinced.