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Incorporating Water Features in Your Landscape: Adding Serenity and Beauty

Water features are a worthy addition to any landscape design. Outdoor water features not only improve the aesthetic appeal, but they also help create a calm, relaxing environment. Water features can support the local ecosystem by attracting pollinators and birds to your garden. Here are some other compelling reasons to consult a Healdsburg landscaper about installing a water feature in your garden.

A fountain surrounded by grass and plants.

It Can Help Reduce Pollution

Water drowns out irritating noises such as cars driving by, neighbors chattering and construction vehicles. If you work from home, a water feature can help create a conducive work environment by blocking out unwanted noises. In addition to reducing noise, a water feature can improve indoor air quality by the negative ions that water contains. They pull toxins, dust, pollen, and other pollutants, removing them from the air.

Water Features Have Several Health Benefits

Stress and anxiety can have a negative effect on quality of life and increase the risk of chronic diseases. Studies show that regular walks in a garden can reduce stress and anxiety. Research also suggests that regular walks through a tranquil garden can help reduce belly fat and control blood pressure.

Attract Wildlife to Your Garden

Like humans, animals need water to survive and instantly gravitate towards water features. Water features can attract a variety of wildlife including hummingbirds, songbirds, ducks, butterflies, and dragonflies to your garden. Spending a few minutes after a hectic workday in your garden listening to wildlife sounds and watching birds and insects go about their business is a great way to unwind.

Man-made pond with a house behind it.

Ease of Maintenance

The water in many water features recirculates. As a result, they don’t use much water and are easier to maintain. If you have kids and/or pets, consider a pondless waterfall. Pondless waterfalls not only need less maintenance, they also do not pose any safety risks.

Choosing the Right Water Feature for Your Garden

Before making the decision of adding a water feature to your landscape design, consult a Healdsburg landscaper. An experienced landscaper knows all there is to know about different types of water features. They can help you weigh the pros and cons and help determine which water feature will work best for your needs.

Consider these factors when selecting a water feature:

  • The amount of space available in your garden

  • Maintenance requirements

  • Sound produced by the water feature

  • Your personal style

Our expert landscapers at Gardenworks are committed to bringing our customers’ ideas to life. Our landscapers have years of crafting the perfect landscapes for our clients. To make an appointment, call 707-857-2050.


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