Garden water features: Ponds, fountains, and streams

garden water features

Water features can certainly add a bit of wow factor to your garden; from fountains to water gardens, there are so many great options! In this blog, we’re letting you know more about incorporating garden water features and the benefits of doing so.

What are some ideas for garden water features?

A water garden

Water gardens are simple yet effective, plus you can add some lovely greenery and flowers to the area to make it even more beautiful.

Waterfall

Waterfalls are very relaxing and can help to add more life to your garden. Depending on the size of your garden, you can decide on the perfect size for your waterfall.

Statue waterfall

If you want to add a little more character to your garden, why not consider a statue waterfall? There are so many options to consider, and you can choose the perfect size for your water feature. You could even make the garden water statue a focal point in your garden.

Natural waterfall

If your garden has natural drops in it, why not use these to create your own water feature? This is sure to be great for wildlife and will definitely look beautiful in your garden.

Natural water features look great with slate, stone and other materials. These can really help to enhance the character in your outdoor space.

garden water ponds

Pond

Ponds are a fantastic addition to your garden, and they can definitely be a talking point for guests. If you’ve got little ones, a pond is a great way to bring pets into the family! Adding a pond to your garden might sound like a big job, but it’s not, and once it’s there, it won’t require too much of your time.

If you have fish in your pond, you will need to add netting to ensure that birds or other animals do not harm the fish.

Stream

Imagine yourself reading a book in the garden on a sunny afternoon while you listen to the relaxing noise of your own stream. Adding a stream to your garden can really help to add more relaxation. Garden streams are not too tricky to install. You can simply begin by creating a slight slope so that water has a direction to follow.

What are the benefits of garden water features?

Water features look great

It should come as no surprise that most people love the look of a water feature. They can actually be quite mesmerising! Water features have the ability to add a little extra life to your garden, especially alongside a beautiful design of flowers and more.

Even more relaxation

Many people find their gardens to be one of the most relaxing places, and so it should be if you’ve spent a lot of time on it! Listening to water outdoors can definitely add to the peacefulness and relaxation that you feel. We could all do with a little more time to relax away from our busy lives, and this is a great way to achieve that. Plus, with a water feature in your garden, it’s there whenever you want to relax!

Minimal maintenance

Of course, some garden water features may require more maintenance than others, but generally, they are a low-maintenance addition to your garden. You may find that water features need the occasional bit of cleaning, but ultimately, they tend to take care of themselves due to the re-use of running water.

garden water fountain

Increased wildlife

Many species of wildlife love water, so by adding a water feature to your garden, you might notice more wildlife appearing too, which is a huge benefit.

You don’t need to have a huge garden

A lot of the time, when people think about adding elements to their gardens, they think they need a huge garden to be able to do so. When it comes to water features, that’s not the case! If you’re looking to preserve space in your garden, why not consider adding a water feature up the wall instead of in the middle of the garden?

Increase the appeal of your home

If you decide to sell your property in the future, some potential buyers may view the home having a water feature as an advantage, which means they can add value to your home. Even if you’re not planning on selling your property any time soon, water features are definitely a beautiful talking point to consider. You could also consider adding a solar water feature.

You will need a power source for your fountain to allow water to pump around it. When installing a water feature, the installer will usually take responsibility for the first water supply. Following this, the water is self-contained, minimising the need for maintenance.

Organising your garden

Whether you have a small or large garden, it’s important to have an idea in your head about how you will organise the space. It can be useful to get measurements so that you can see where elements will actually fit.

Another great way to organise your garden is through the use of garden edging. Lawn edging is a great way to show visitors where to go and separate areas of your garden. For example, you could use edging to frame a water feature or pond in your garden.

Great garden edging should be robust and able to withstand bad weather. Our edging solution, FlexiBorder, is made using recycled rubber, making it robust, weather-resistant and environmentally friendly. Not only that, but our borders are versatile and they look great too.

Available in a range of colours to match all garden styles, our edging can be used on straight lines, curved edges and even to create corners thanks to our newest product, FlexiCorner.

If you’re looking for a way to organise your garden, then FlexiBorder is a fantastic, long-lasting solution for your outdoor space. Check out some of our case studies to see how other people have used Flexiborder for their gardens.

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We hope this blog has been useful regarding incorporating garden water features. There are so many lovely options to consider to bring your garden to life. Good luck finding the perfect water feature. Contact us for garden advice – we’re more than happy to help.

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