Why add a pond or water feature to my landscape?

Ponds are the hallmark of water features.  They are a great way to add extra depth and dimension to your landscape. Ponds and water features add qualities to the landscape that are virtually impossible to duplicate in any other form. As a result,  ponds add value to your property.  Above all, they add aesthetics and therapeutic effects.

Water can be calming, providing a gentle reflection of the world around it. In contrast, it can be a splashing, riotous point of interest. Water features can be contained in a small space such as a backyard birdbath or small fountain.  A pond is a great way to create your own backyard oasis.

Nothing quite captures the imagination like water. And for the gardener who has learned to “cultivate” it, water can change the focus and shape of the landscape. Furthermore, your pond or other water feature will become the focus from which other design elements – trees, shrubs, paths and statuary – radiate.

Where should I put a pond?

Although an open, sunny location away from buildings and overhanging trees will provide the best conditions for most aquatic plants, this placement may not be possible in many mature landscapes. There are other important aspects to consider as well, such as where you’ll spend most of your time gazing at it. Do you want to see it from your living room or is it something you want to enjoy while in an outdoor living area?

Site selection can mean the difference between success and failure. Professional advice will lead to great results. Once you have a basic idea of what you want to accomplish, we can design your water feature and advise you on plant choices and placement. We love incorporating water features into our landscape designs!

Finally, planned maintenance will mean years of enjoyment. Regular care of your pond, waterfall or other water feature will keep it looking neat and greatly extend it’s life. Fountains, ponds and waterfalls each bring something unique to your backyard haven. Reflect, relax and enjoy!

Call our landscape design architect today and let Bayview Garden Nurseries help you make your vision a reality.