Choosing a Water Feature

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You’re taking the plunge.

You want a water feature in your landscape but aren’t sure where to begin. Start by asking yourself, “What made me think about adding a water feature in the first place?”

Maybe you were on vacation and enjoyed lounging by the lake or ocean. Perhaps you visited a shopping center and were drawn to the sound and beauty of a fountain where you could rest your weary feet. Or maybe you were thumbing through the pages of a magazine and saw photos of children interacting with fish in a pond and you envisioned your own family enjoying time spent with Mother Nature.

Your intent for adding water to your landscape will be the first step in helping you determine what type of water feature to install. If you envision hours of interaction with nature, then a full-fledged water garden with fish and plants is in order. If you simply want to enjoy the sound of running water while sitting on the deck or patio, then a pondless waterfall will suit your needs. Or maybe you’re thinking of enhancing your home’s curb appeal, in which case a stylish fountain near the entrance to your home will do the trick.

Your space and budget will also define the type of water feature that’s best for your lifestyle. A fountain or pondless waterfall can be tucked into any corner of your garden, whether it’s located at the heart of an English knot garden, or situated in the midst of perennial flowers for birds and butterflies to enjoy. Water gardens with fish and plants can be small or expansive, with multiple waterfalls and streams added. And the environmentally-conscious can pair their water feature with a rainwater harvesting system.

The range of options for adding a water feature to your landscape is almost limitless. Whether you’re spending a few hundred dollars or tens of thousands of dollars, you’ll be sure to find the right solution for refreshing your landscape with a beautiful water feature.



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Author: Bobby Kenyon
Bobby Kenyon is the Creative Solutions Guru for C.E. Pontz Sons who has over a decade plus experience in the Landscape & Water Garden industry . He enjoys long walks on the beach and grocery shopping but has a strong dislike for regular cake and off brand paper towels

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