Ok, you’ve decided you want the calming elements of water in your landscape, but you’re having trouble choosing the perfect water feature to suit your needs! Begin by asking yourself, “What made me think to add a water feature to my landscape in the first place?”
Maybe you loved lounging by the lake on your last holiday. Maybe flipping through the pages of a magazine where you saw children interacting with fish in a pond captured your attention and made you envision spending time in nature with your own family. Perhaps you were hiking besides a natural stream and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the waterfalls it so beautifully displayed. Or a fountain in a shopping mall caught your attention!
Finding out your intent for adding water to your landscape is the first step in helping you determine what type of water feature is right for you.
If you love nature and spend a considerable amount of time in your garden, then an ecosystem pond complete with fish and aquatic plants is a great choice.
Perhaps you simply want to enjoy the sights and sounds of running water while sitting on your deck or patio, then a pondless waterfall or a meandering stream is your best bet.
Maybe you need some curb appeal near your front entrance, in which case an elegant fountain, bubbling basalt column, or a decorative Urn is ideal.
Reflect on your needs and desires, the reason you wanted a feature in the first place, to help you decide which solution is best for you.