When we talk about landscaping, water features such as fountains, pools, cascades, ponds, streams and even waterfalls always come to mind. Water features are preferred by a lot of landscape artists particularly because these are relaxing and soothing, plus they stimulate both the auditory and visual senses. Recent researches shows that water features are the number one item added by homeowners to their property and may add as much as 10% to the value of your property.
These days water features are easy to install and the only thing that can limit you is your imagination. The goal of a well designed landscape is to achieve harmony within the garden so when choosing a water feature you need to make sure it matches the scale and style of your garden. It makes sense to use a large water feature in a large garden and a smaller one in a more modest yard.
Outdoor water features can take the form of ponds, fountains or waterfalls but retain their original purpose of creating a sense of peace and natural tranquility for anyone who wishes to enjoy the garden. Undoubtedly, the cool, harmonious atmosphere provided by fountains and other water features is one of the reasons why more and more homeowners opt to install them in their gardens. Water elements provide a sense of calm and the splashing sound of a Bamboo Fountain is a great way to help relieve the stress in life. With a strategically placed water feature in your garden, you can add a dynamic element to what is usually a static design. Thanks to the relaxing property of flowing water, being in your garden has never been so soothing.
Another advantage of installing a water feature is that you can attract wildlife to your property. Our Lily Bird Bath will encourage birds to visit your garden and is the perfect addition to any backyard. You can also add fish to your pond or stream depending on the weather in your area while frogs, ducks or other wildlife may find their way to your backyard oasis.
With a water feature, you can also dramatically increase the types of plants that you can incorporate into your garden.
Indoor water features in the home or office environment can completely alter a room by providing the relaxing sights and sounds of nature. The ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui utilizes the laws of heaven and earth to help improve one’s life and some believe that the flow of water in a property can bring abundance and wealth to one’s life. Fountains are useful for houses with central heating as they can increase the humidity level. This helps retain skin moisture and also decreases dust, static electricity and pollutants. Flowing water increases the negative ions in the air thus reducing the number of positive ions which can cause sickness.