Water features in landscape gardening projects

Feb 1, 2012 by     No Comments    Posted under: Landscape Gardening

Landscape Gardening Edinburgh used to be a luxury reserved for the privileged few – but not any longer.
More and more people are discovering that you don’t have to own acres of land to enjoy the creative possibilities that landscape gardening has to offer. If you’d like to start transforming your own piece of outdoor space, why not think about introducing a water feature?

Water features such as ponds, fountains, waterfalls and cascades were used to create a peaceful ambience by the great landscape gardeners of the past. Modern landscape gardeners can do exactly the same for a fraction of the price. Choose from a range of beautiful water features available. Add a touch of classic elegance to your garden with a self-contained tiered fountain… Treat wild birds to a bird bath with its own miniature fountain… Brighten up your patio with a sparkling stainless steel sphere water feature. Whatever the size of your garden, patio or yard, you can incorporate a water feature into your Liverpool Gardening project.

If you’re not sure where to begin, contact a good landscape gardening company. They will be pleased to assist with design and planning, as well as installing your water features. If you’ve already been inspired, your landscape gardening company will be able to work with you to turn your ideas into reality.

Let’s look at a landscape gardening project that will add beauty, interest and value to your garden, patio or yard for years to come. It’s not as difficult as you may think to create your own pond. There are a variety of DIY pond kits available on the market – but you do need to take some things into consideration before starting to build your pond.

Firstly, find a suitable location. Don’t just install it somewhere because it fits size-wise. The pond has to harmonise with the local environment. If your pond looks out of place, it could even reduce the value of your property. You also need to look at the effect the surrounding area may have on your pond. If you don’t want to be scooping dead leaves out on a regular basis, avoid situating your pond near trees. Also, a shaded area might not be warm enough if you want to keep fish happy and healthy. If you’re not sure about location, talk over the possibilities with people who are experienced in landscape gardening and design.

The size and depth is another important consideration. If you want to populate your pond with pond fish and other aquatic wildlife, make sure that your pond is large and deep enough to accommodate them comfortably. To a certain extent, the size will be dictated by the space available. But bear in mind that a shallow pond will freeze over more easily in winter, causing your fish population to dwindle. Again, it’s best to seek advice from landscape gardening experts to avoid costly mistakes.

Creating a water feature has never been easier or more exciting. But be warned – once you’ve started, landscape gardening can become addictive!

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