Having a nice garden or patio where you can relax by yourself after a long day, or socialize with friends can be a great addition to the daily routine. However, sometimes a special touch can help your outdoor space go from ‘nice’ to elegant sanctuary. A water feature is one of the best ways to add a relaxing touch of classic elegance to make your outdoor space even more special.
The kind of water feature you choose to incorporate into your outdoor space will partly be based on how much space you have to work with. A bird bath is a good choice for any size garden, but they work especially well if you have limited space. Bird baths are small and easy to maintain which are both pluses. They also come in a vast array of sizes and styles, which gives you the flexibility to tailor your choice to your own personal style. Even if you only have a small balcony or patio at your disposal, a small, well-chosen bird bath can give the space a whole new feel.
The sound of a fountain is incredibly soothing and will enhance the relaxation and feel of almost any garden. Fountains also come in many sizes and shapes, which again, will allow you to choose a fountain that fits your personal taste and style. Also, remember to consider the placement of your new fountain. You can place it in a shady spot where it will blend with the foliage or a sunny area where the light will shine off the water for an eye-catching effect. Even in a small space, the gentle sound of a fountain will refresh your tired, old garden, and give the space a whole new feel of tranquillity.
Ponds are a surprisingly low maintenance water feature you can add to your outdoor space. You don’t need a lot of room to add one, however, ponds do tend to work best in a larger space. There are many variations you can try when adding a pond. Just a small reflection pool can be a classic touch, or a larger pond with a bridge, or gazebo nearby. You also have the choice to install it yourself or hire a contractor. There are a number of easy DIY ponds you can find online. Whatever type of pond you choose, with koi, or without, adding a pond to your garden is sure to give the space a whole new feel and elegant charm.