Sprucing up a home's outdoor living areas has become very popular in places where the weather is temperate all year ‘round. Warm weather is conducive to outdoor parties, backyard dining and relaxing, or even getting work done out on the patio. Enhancing an outdoor space with an ecosystem pond or a disappearing pondless waterfall and/or stream for the home can turn an ordinary backyard into a serene oasis. Water is one of nature’s most calming elements, which is why people are generally searching for great water feature ideas to add serenity and beauty to their home. Being in a natural water setting heightens focus, lifts mood and soothes the body and mind. With unlimited design ideas for water features, there are surely many choices to complement any size space and personal style.
Designers, like the ones at Pond Gnome in Phoenix, are known for their distinctive outdoor masterpieces. Small or grand, size doesn’t matter when it comes to creating an at-home paradise. Every backyard retreat deserves to be personalized according to the homeowner’s own taste and desires. Water feature design ideas range from simple contained water fountains to small ponds to flowing streams fed by waterfalls. One of the most popular water feature design ideas is the Japanese water garden. A gently trickling stream is tranquil and soothing to the ears or a small still pond creates an even quieter place for peaceful contemplation. Staying with the Eastern tradition, an outdoor water garden should be accentuated with rocks and aquatic plants or even a small statuette or sculpture. These accents bring life and ambiance to an entire space.
Whatever type of water garden feature you choose, Japanese or otherwise, there are numerous plants and stones that work well along the edges of a pond, stream or waterfall. Garden pond plants as well as rocks, play an important role not just from an aesthetic standpoint, but from a functional one as well. To create the most natural environment, rocks, flora and fauna will add to creating the most organic look and feel. For details about these and other water feature design ideas, call 623-572-5607 today to speak with the professional waterscapers at The Pond Gnome.
Barbi Holdeman, co-owner of The Pond Gnome, enjoys sharing their 17+ years of education & experience with you! She writes about Phoenix Ecosystem Pond Installation, Pond Maintenance, Wildlife around the Pond, Koi and Goldfish in the Pond, and the Pond Lifestyle. If you enjoy what she writes, please share it!