Many people want add their own water features themselves but they simply don’t know where to start. This blog post is going to focus on learning how to choose a water feature to meet your needs.
Landscaping Birmingham AL – Two Different Types of Water Features
- Architectural Style Water Features – This type of water feature works great with a formal setting. If your home has European garden style landscaping then this is the best water feature for you. Geometric shaped fountains and sculptured fountains would work great in this setting. Reflecting pools also work well. These features are often clean and crisp with lines that draw your focus towards them. This feature is great for those with a more modern styled home or one that is based around a European style theme.
- Nature Style Water Features – If your home has natural looking landscaping with wild flowers and native vegetation then a nature inspired water feature is right for you. Water features like babbling streams and fishponds with lily pads would look great in this environment. Nature styled water features are very peaceful and relaxing spaces that are great for unwinding after a hard day at work. Nature inspired water features often take up more space than architectural style features, so keep that in mind before deciding on going with this particular style.
Choosing the Right Spot – Water features such as a babbling stream or a waterfall will need a natural slope in order to be pulled off. So make sure to place these features in an appropriate spot.
If you have flat terrain, rocks and dirt may need to be brought in to change the grade of the property.
If your landscaping theme is more formal you might want to place your water feature in the center of the property or along a wall.
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