Blog Contributed by David West
Water gardens have become a huge trend in 2017 and for good reason! It’s the quickest way to add incredible visual interest to your property. Seriously, who doesn’t love a fountain? You can also add amazing plants to your garden and some ponds can even sustain fish. Commercial properties can benefit from the addition of water gardens too, because these installations have been shown to reduce stress and add value to your property. Consider the koi and then consider letting Great Estates design a water garden for you!
There are two types of water gardens to choose from; still or standing water gardens or active gardens with water features like waterfalls and fountains. The still water garden can be used as an actual garden, where you can grow plants like lotus, water lilies, and even water lettuce! If you’re looking for a peaceful respite for your landscape, a reflecting pond may be your answer. These are incredibly still ponds that are so still, they reflect the sky above them. Turn your still pond into a memory garden and surround it with cattails, arrowhead, and marsh marigold for a secluded secret garden.
Active water gardens can grow some plants as well. Watercress seems to enjoy being surrounded by rushing water, and some varieties of lotus can be grown too. Active water gardens often include fountains and waterfalls as a main feature. Waterfalls can be easily constructed to fit your existing landscape, but you need to consult an expert before considering a fountain.
That’s why the experts at Great Estates Landscaping are here! Did you know that our design team can create the perfect water garden for your landscape? Our team will design and construct your new feature. We can also design the perfect water garden for your commercial property! Visit our website and discover for yourself why we were named The Best of Newton!
David West is not only a manager on the landscape maintenance, installation and turf management team of Great Estates Landscaping, he is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending as much time with his family as possible.
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