Pools, Waterfalls, and Fountains: Designing Landscape Water Features the Easy Way
Published on: Mar 6, 2016
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Pools, Waterfalls, and
Features the Easy
Water features are becoming staples in many
gardens and landscapes. These elements add a
nice classy touch to any outdoor space, as well as
a creative patch of something green.
Landscape water features can suit almost any
garden style, size, or the gardener's time
commitment. For people who are considering
adding a water feature to their landscape or
garden, or to those planning to expand what they
already have, here’s a guide for the perfect
design and execution.
Water features don’t always have to be big and bold. These
elements work best if they fit the space and the gardening time.
A simple table-top water feature, such as a water lily or a water
lettuce in a bowl, is great for gardening in a busy life or for a small area.
This is best for beginners or those who don’t have much
time tending to their landscape. These small water features are
perfect as table-top accents, a touch of nature in a modern space,
or a nice, low-maintenance in a small space. These spare-time
landscape elements are ideal for balconies, small decks, and
other small areas.
Small and Simple
One of the best things about features for landscapes is
their versatility. These elements lend themselves to virtually
any kind of shape and watertight container. Anything from a
small teapot, an oversized ceramic bowl, a used watering
can, to an oversized clay pot can be used either as a design
element or accent. Containers add height and structure
to a landscape water feature.
This is best for gardeners who have a knack for reimagining.
With the right pieces, containers can add depth to any garden
design. These elements are also easy-to-maintain after
Shapes and Containers
Natural-looking landscapes, as well as unusually-designed
water features, such as fountains, can integrate seamlessly into any
landscape. The key is to tie the whole garden together and use
only shapes and materials that complement the existing shape,
texture, and style of the outdoor space. Putting together a custom
fountain—from the basin, pedestal or base, to the spout
determines the style. Water features, such as fountains, are also
ideal for all-season, as it doubles as a centrepiece when the rest
of the garden dies back during autumn and winter.
This is best for gardeners who want a relatively fuss-free
garden accent that can last throughout the year.
Fountains and Focal Points