Flowing water is not only beautiful to admire, but the sound is very relaxing. And, if you have a small garden, terrace or patio, strategically adding a water feature is also likely to attract birds, wildlife and hummingbirds.
Adding a water feature brings a whole new sensory experience to your garden. A well-placed fountain can transform an ordinary backyard into a relaxing outdoor retreat with the restorative sound and hypnotizing movement of trickling water. A fountain can also serve as a focal point in a front yard, plaza or courtyard.
Ready to add a little zen into your life? Here’s a round-up of garden water feature ideas for inspiration.
These traditional bowl tiered fountain with a smooth texture water feature designs can sit in a corner or on a table in your small garden or balcony. Adding a water feature to your outdoor space is a great way to change and/or update your space.
FRAME FOR A GARDEN
The long tube slowly fills with water until the weight of the water causes the tube to pivot on its center of gravity and descend, loudly hitting the basin below. This apparatus originated in Japan to spook grazing deer as they make a meal of one’s garden.
An elevated “table” of water defines a large courtyard, adding energy with an upward burst of water down the center. More movement occurs as water spills over the edge of the pool into a receptacle below, where it is recirculated.
Centered this new modern landscape plan with a very sophisticated contemporary fountain. Chose a circular shape for the fountain both to center the eye and to work as a compliment to the curved elements in the home’s exterior design.
POINT FO INTEREST
Privacy wall and water feature designed to block driveway at the home’s entry while providing interest from the dining room.
FRONT YARD GARDEN
Beautiful, bright floral is in this front yard garden. In the center of it all is a tall cement water fountain. Water pours from the top and then slowly falls down onto the bottom three levels, creating three separate bowls of water.
Here’s an idea you can execute in a smaller garden: build your water feature to flow from the wall into a small narrow container.
A simple recirculating fountain is the easiest type to add yourself, and you can make one with a container you probably already have on hand.
FOUNTAIN WITH SEATING AREA
The volume of water, the black granite and the green green grass. The created space and seating areas combined with fountain is simply perfection.
A pyramid shaped set of ten stainless steel square plates, set in a square pool. A unique garden fountain. It can be made any size and customized in a variety of ways.
Water features are perfect for large gardens as well as for patios. They can definitely transform the ambiance of your garden by placing it in the right place. You can even choose a pond that can match to your garden design. Take advantage of the natural sunlight which can make your water features look amazing.