When winter turns and springtime is in the air, you should start thinking of enriching your yard. Adding one or more water features to your yard can add life to the space while enhancing your outdoor living space. The right features can turn your garden, deck, or patio into an outdoor sanctuary.
Besides, nothing can take place of the sound of trickling water and its refreshing effect in your garden. It is calming and soothing, both in the way it looks and sounds.
At DNS Landscaping, we have some valuable tips for you to add a water feature to your garden this spring. Remember, there are so many options to choose from, so it is best to get some professional input to make the right choice.
Consider Your Aesthetic Preferences
You will find many water features to be appealing and worth adding to your yard. It is recommended to first determine the kind of look you want to create. Once you have determined the right water elements, you can consider the water features.
- You may want to create a more formal appearance. In that case, a straight-edged pool can be designed with a fountain in the middle.
- If you want to create something more informal and playful, consider a raised round pond or a koi pond.
It is also important to determine where the element will be installed. This factor influences its design.
- When installed close to your home, it should complement the architecture.
- When installed away from your home, you can play with your creative skills.
Select the Right Water Feature
Your chosen water element can be a raised pond, a pool with fish, a sunken pool, or anything else. Once you have made this choice, consider the water feature you want. This can include:
- Floating fountains
- Dancing features
- Pond-less fountains
- Traditional fountain nozzles
Choosing the Right Plants
When adding a water element to your yard, you will also want to add plants around it. Make sure the choice of plants around the water element complements the overall appearance. The right plants will go beyond just aesthetics. Plants can also help set the right natural balance for your water element and the fish, if any. They can contribute in a big way to how your water element and its mini-ecosystem thrive.
When it comes to water elements, there are specific plant categories for you to choose from, including:
- Water lilies take up more space of the water element while providing shade and protection to the pond life
- Consider water violets if you want to increase oxygen release in and around the water element
- Ferns and hostas like wet and marshy conditions and are best planted away from the water’s edge
So, follow all these tips when considering adding a water feature to your yard this spring. For more information and guidance, it is recommended to contact DNS Landscaping at (210) 765-8667 or send us a message.