Have you thought about adding a pond or other water feature to your yard, but haven’t quite convinced yourself that it’s worth it? Or have you dismissed it as something entirely unnecessary, preferring to think about plantings, grills and hardscapes? If either of those sounds like you, we bet we can convince you otherwise! By the time you’re done reading these posts, you’ll be ready to dive right in, literally and figuratively.
Today we’re sharing a plethora of interesting, unique and yes, even inspiring ideas for turning water into a landscape ally. It can do everything from block out noise to improve your health. And it looks fantastic, too. Here are some ways that you can use, enjoy and benefit from water as part of your landscape design.
1. The Healing Power Of Water
It’s not just a bunch of hocus pocus or alternative-universe woowoo. It’s scientifically proven – water can do incredible things for your body and your mind. If you’ve ever stood beside a pond or gazed out over ocean waves then you already know exactly how soothing water can be. Now it’s time to up your game and truly understand how healing water can be.
From anxiety to Alzheimer’s, water has been shown to have a positive effect on those suffering. And even if you’re in perfect physical and mental health, having a pond or water feature still feels great. Read more about what an asset it can be for your health and wellness.
2. Transform Your Back Yard With Water
Wondering how water can do some of the amazing things we just described? It’s all in how you use it, and even *where* you use it. And that may require giving up traditional notions of what makes a beautiful landscape. Sprawling green lawns are out. Naturalistic combinations of water, plants, stone and other special décor are in.
Planned properly into your space, water can do everything from improve the view to reduce traffic noise, can be a center of enjoyment and activities by day – or night – and even make the neighbors a little bit jealous. Intrigued? Read on!
3. 6 Captivating Ways To Include Water In Your Landscape Design
Ok, now you know how incredible water can be and some of the magic it can perform. Now it’s time to use it! How, you may ask? Well, here’s news: there are many ways to use water beyond simply adding a pond or pool to your yard. It’s part of what makes water so special.
You don’t need a big space. Or a sunny space. Or a flat space. Or any particular kind of space at all. There are ways to integrate water into the tiniest porch or the widest lawn, the sunniest spot, the steepest slope, the sandiest soil. Water’s versatility means that you can enjoy it no matter what type of property you have, and we’ve got some suggestions for doing it.
4. 6 Convincing Reasons To Add A Pond To Your Yard
“It’s too much work!”
“I’m not a pond person!”
We’ve heard every excuse… er, reason… in the book for why people don’t want or have a pond. And yet whenever they take a leap of faith and do add one, they rave about how incredible it is, and how it changed their lives. And no, that’s not an exaggeration.
Maybe we can’t convince you in a few sentences, but read on to learn more about why adding a pond to your yard may just be one of the best things you do for yourself – and your landscape. We’ve even included a few raves from customers who weren’t convinced… until they were!
5. The Surprising Benefits Of Rainwater Harvesting
Want to add water to your space in a truly unique and transformational way? Try rainwater harvesting! Look at it this way – Mother Nature is already gifting you the water, so why not use it to benefit your landscape?
Rainwater harvesting not only helps you reserve abundant natural resources for those times when they’re slightly less abundant (think summer drought), but it can improve the overall health of your landscape, too. Plus, once you’ve set it up, it just looks beautiful. Learn more about rainwater harvesting and why it’s a naturally great idea.
Have any of these resources inspired you to add water to your landscape? If so, or if you have questions or would like to know more, contact us and let’s talk! Our landscape and pond pros are available to inspire, educate and help you make the best decisions about your outdoor space.