Pump up your backyard garden design with the sound of splashing water. The sounds of water garden features is an experience not to be missed. For instance, listen to the sound of running bath water and to the constant dripping of a tap – which can be annoying to say the least. However, if we change the word dripping to trickling and replace the word running with flowing then that is another kettle of fish (excuse the pun if you have a pond.)
If water garden features are to prove their worth to the eye and ears of the beholder, then choose your garden decor fountains with these two factors in mind – pretty to look at and nice to listen to.
Water garden fountains and backyard waterfall ponds are the most favorable amongst gardeners. Before engaging in the actual water garden construction you will need to remember – a backyard water garden will actually oxygenate and freshen the water with its constant ongoing movements. If you have fish in the pool of your water garden features, then they will love the lively waters – but live aquatic plants like lilies and lotus may suffer because of this. Water pond plants prefer a waters stillness and their growth may just be hampered in action packed waters.
Careful thought and planning behind your backyard water garden features will make your venture a whole lot easier. If you want a bit of both worlds (fish and plants) then this is certainly possible. Your water garden features can still be home to easy aquatic plants but instead of live aquatic plants on top of the water why not landscape surrounding areas with pretty shrubs – this can be very affective as well as cost effective because the plants that you will use will not be of a specific plant type, therefore cost you less.
Another suggestion is to create a small water feature as a mini replica of your feature to the side of the larger garden fixture, with no pump action and have floating plants there. Water movements are very important to give off an effect which is relaxing to listen too and attractive to look at. Circulating swirls are fabulous water moves.
Water garden features and water garden kits can be found from the best friend you could ever have when taking on the task of water garden construction – and that is a manual. It is a wise decision to have a DIY book with you at all times when undertaking these types of tasks. Home garden supply stores will have all the information you need. Garden centers will offer a complete line of water garden kits, backyard ponds kits as well as fish ponds kits, so you will have a variety to choose from.
Gardening books will also provide you with all you need, for instance, there are basically two types of fish pond pumps – the submersible pump and surface pump. The surface pump is usually enclosed in a container alongside the pool where a polythene tube is used to feed the fountain or waterfall. To undertake this installation is far less complicated than you may think.
If you choose the alternative method – then the water garden pump thats submersible is a lot simpler. Plumbing is reduced to a minimum. Submersible pumps are not visible to the eye. This type of pump can not be seen due to its location submerged under water. It also creates no sound.
Kali Winters is gardening enthusiast and author who spends much of her time teaching others how to setup and maintain beautiful, amazing gardens. Her latest book, “Holistic Herbs~A Beginners Guide to Herbal Gardening” is available Here! There you will find one of 12 free bonus books on Building a Backyard Pond….with instructions and pictures to help!