What is Water Feature Landscaping? by Pamela S Thibodeaux (c) 2011 Water feature landscaping is using the beauty of water and nature to enhance your landscape design. This includes but is not limited to ponds, rock formations, artificial waterfalls and other artistic development of lawns and gardens.
Using the same psychological principle as aquariums, water feature landscaping provides the perfect environment to sooth and relax even the most stressed soul.
Everyone dreams of sitting beside the ocean, a quiet pond or tranquil river to find peace. By using water feature landscaping, you can create your own little slice of paradise right in your backyard!
Water gardens and/or water feature landscaping can be suited to the individual needs of those interested in acclimating this environment into their existing one.
Depending on the size of your property or the area designed for water feature landscaping, your water garden –as it’s called- can be as simple as a large aquarium or as complicated as a man-made waterfall.
Water feature landscaping is increasing popular for those with swimming pools. With the use of man-made rock formations, a knowledgeable landscape artist can take a simple backyard pool and turn it into a tropical paradise. These rock formations can vary from 24 inches to 24 foot high projects.
Water feature landscaping is normally incorporated in areas of at least 180 square feet or an area 11’ x 16’. However, the beauty and tranquility of a water garden is not limited to those with ample room in their yard. In fact, water feature landscaping is becoming so popular, that it’s been brought indoors with the invention of the tiny tabletop waterfall lamps and rock formations. Simply set it up, fill it with water, plug it in and watch it flow! As with large, outdoor water gardens, these tabletop waterfalls are accentuated with accessories such as lights and music.
With the same principles used in water feature landscaping, strategically placed rock formations, plants, lights and music and transform ordinary bathrooms and Jacuzzi areas into extraordinary indoor paradises. So, the next time you think of water feature landscaping, don’t limit yourself or your imagination to the outdoors! Patios, sun rooms, even screened-in porches are all places you can transform with water feature landscaping.
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