Any garden, large or small, attains elegance with a water feature. If you wish to step up your gardening game, you might want to consider installing a water feature.
The first step into choosing the right feature is learning how to work with the space you have. If you have a small garden, do not go overboard with a huge fountain. Do not cover you entire space with the feature, have enough space to walk around.
Choose the type of feature that works with the theme of your garden. Pick whether you like a free-standing fountain or a pond. Choose something that will blend into your garden. Decide whether you want the water to be still or moving. Moving water creates a rushing water sound that will add character to your garden. But still water features are easier to maintain.
If the terrain of your garden is not flat and is hilly, use it to your advantage by using water feature that has several steps. If that is not your style, you can consider flattening the land plain.
Another thing that will blend the feature right into your garden is surrounding it with as many plants as possible. Choose plants that can withstand excessive soil water, as the area around the feature is bound to be wet most of the time.
With any statement feature, placement is key. Choose a spot that receives ample sunlight for the plants to survive, but a spot that complements the appearance of your garden. With a large feature like a pond, you would want it to be a little away from your living area so that you have room to move about.
If your water feature consists of a pond, you can consider having fishes! They are a great member to any garden; make sure you pick the ones that can withstand the weather conditions in your area.
If you have kids, do not go overboard with the feature. Settle for a small fountain. Large ponds can be hazardous for curious children.
Installing a water feature may seem like a lot of work, and frankly it is. But it is definitely worth it in the end. It will definitely bring your garden many compliments!