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Water Features Your Garden Should Have

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Water Features Your Garden Should Have

Josh | March 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Flowers in full bloom, lush green grass and perfectly still ornamental stones are just a few of the elements of a beautiful garden. Nevertheless, there are ways to still make it better, more aesthetically appealing.

Water features are an essential part of every garden, as these give an impression that your space is alive and moving. Add these features to your garden and soon it will teem with wildlife—from finches to hedgehogs.

Water features should be in your list, whether you are looking to update your garden or improve a small portion of it. Here are some ideas that will help you get started:


Fountains are a quintessential water feature. The trick is putting it in the right place. For a bigger fountain, you can put it at the centre of the garden. Line it with some terra-cotta pots to complement the refreshing feel brought about by the fountain.

For smaller gardens, you might want to install a wall fountain. If you think that this is quite taxing to do, you can just go for a small fountain that you can place in the midst of the rich vegetation easily.


To make your garden truly a haven, why not build a pond? It will not only make a good water feature, but an ideal home for your pet fish; just be sure to put a filter. You may add some features, such as a bamboo fountain or waterfall.

Container Ponds

Container ponds are easy to do, as you do not have to dig or arrange stone. All you need is an old cauldron or wooden pail. Fill it with water and accessorise it with plants, such as lotus or water lilies.

These are only some of the water features you garden must have. If you want to learn more ways to improve the aesthetics of your garden, you can count on the services of Oakleigh Manor. Contact us today to learn more about our services.